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Daktarin Gold 2% Cream is a medicine which is used to treat skin infections which may appear on the feet (Athlete’s Foot), in the groin area (Dhobie itch/tinea cruris) or between skin folds (Sweat Rash infected with a yeast infection ‘thrush’). The cream rapidly relieves the itching which these fungal infections cause. It also provides long lasting protection from Athlete’s Foot, as it will continue to work even after you have stopped using it.
The cream contains the active substance, ketoconazole, which works by destroying the fungi and yeasts that cause the infection. If you have Athlete’s Foot, the skin between your toes will be red and itchy. Your skin may flake and crack and often the infection causes an unpleasant ‘cheesy’ smell. It is encouraged by moist, warm conditions and can be recognised by redness, irritation and itchiness between the toes.
Tinea cruris or Dhobie Itch is a fungal infection that occurs in the groin area and causes intense itching and inflammation (redness and soreness). In men, the skin of the scrotum is often affected.
Candidal intertrigo or sweat rash which has been infected with a yeast infection (‘thrush’) is usually found under the breasts and where fleshy areas around the waist or under the armpits become damp with perspiration between the deep folds of skin. The skin area becomes red and sore and it often looks like moisture is coming from the surface.
This medicine is for use in adults.
What the medicine looks like
Daktarin Gold 2% Cream is a white cream available in a 15 g tube.
This medicine is suitable for most adults but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use this medicine
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist
You should continue to apply a mild corticosteroid (such as hydrocortisone) cream, ointment or lotion in the morning whilst applying Daktarin Gold 2% cream in the evening. The mild corticosteroid treatment can then be gradually stopped over a period of 2 to 3 weeks.
If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
Special warnings about this medicine
Do not let the cream get into your eyes.
Some of the ingredients can cause problems
Daktarin Gold 2% Cream can have side-effects, like all medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and are usually mild.
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and seek immediate medical help:
Uncommon: (less than 1 in 100 but more than 1 in 1000 people are affected):
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor:
Common: (less than 1 in 10 but more than 1 in 100 people are affected)
Uncommon: (less than 1 in 100 people but more than 1 in 1000 people are affected)
Reporting of side-effects
If you get any side-effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side-effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side-effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side-effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
How to apply the cream
Wash the infected area and dry it well. As many skin conditions are contagious, you should keep a towel and flannel for your own use and not share it so that you do not infect anyone else.
Apply the cream onto the infected area and surrounding skin.
Wash your hands carefully after applying the cream to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas, such as socks, should be washed and changed frequently.
For skin infections of the trunk, groin, feet and hands, apply Daktarin Gold 2% Cream to the affected and immediate surrounding area once or twice a day.
Your doctor will tell you how often to use it and for how long. Depending on the type of infection, treatment may last 2 to 6 weeks.
The recommended dose is:
For Athlete's foot (infections between the toes)
Dose: Rub the cream gently between the toes and surrounding area once or twice a day (morning and night) for 4 to 6 weeks. Treatment may be necessary for up to 6 weeks.
Continue to apply the cream to the affected areas for a few days after signs of infection have cleared to prevent them coming back.
If symptoms have not improved within 4 weeks talk to your doctor.
For Dhobie itch and Sweat Rash (Candidal Intertrigo)
Dose: Rub the cream into the affected and surrounding area once or twice daily
Continue treatment for a few days after signs of infection have cleared. Treatment may be necessary for up to 4 weeks. You may feel relief from symptoms quickly but it is important that you continue to use the cream as described to prevent them from coming back.
If symptoms have not improved within 4 weeks talk to your doctor.
If anyone has swallowed this product
If anyone accidentally swallows Daktarin Gold 2% Cream, contact a doctor or your nearest Accident and Emergency department (Casualty), taking this leaflet and pack with you.
If you forget to use the medicine
If you forget to use a dose, use the next dose when needed. Do not use a double dose.
How to store Daktarin Gold 2% Cream
Do not store above 25ºC. Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use your medicine after the date shown as the expiry date on the packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
The active ingredient in 1 g of Daktarin Gold 2% Cream is: Ketoconazole 20 mg.
Other ingredients are: Propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, isopropyl myristate, sodium sulphite (E221) and purified water.
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Good product which was delivered as ordered on time.
good fast delivery
very happy with purchase
I ordered a few of the above cream due it size it has made a difference to my feet by using it on a regular basis because it's very small it doesn't last very long
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