Daktarin Oral Gel provides treatment for fungal infections in your mouth or throat. It works by destroying fungus, oral thrush and associated bacteria that may be present.
Daktarin gel has a pleasant taste that soothes irritation and reduces the burning sensation in your mouth and gums while preventing further outbreaks or mouth infections.
Daktarin Oral Gel is an antifungal medicine used for treating fungi and yeast infections. It works by interfering with their cell membranes.
This stops the fungi protecting itself, preventing it from growing and causing it to disappear, making Daktarin Oral Gel a powerful antifungal gel.
For extra healing benefits, Daktarin Oral Gel should be held in your mouth for as long as possible before swallowing.
.Each tube of the gel is sealed – use the cap to pierce the seal. ¦
For oral use only. ¦ Do not use more than the stated dose shown in the table. ¦ Use after meals.
How to apply the gel ¦ Apply directly to the affected area with a clean fi nger. Try to keep the gel in contact with the affected area for as long as possible. Do not swallow it straight away. ¦ If you are wearing dentures, remove them at bedtime and rub them with the gel. This will help prevent your dentures becoming infected as well. ¦ If you are giving the gel to a child or infant, make sure that the gel does not become a choking hazard by dividing each application into smaller portions - never put the whole amount into the child’s mouth all at once. Make sure you place the gel at the front of the mouth.
If you forget to take the medicine If you forget to take a dose, take the next dose when needed. Do not take a double dose.
Do not use this medicine… ¦ If you are allergic to the active substance, other similar antifungal medicines or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6) ¦ If you suffer from liver dysfunction. ¦ If it is for an infant under 4 months of age because of the risk of choking.¦ If you are taking any of the following medicines: ¦ Warfarin (a drug used to thin the blood) ¦ Terfenadine, astemizole or mizolastine (drugs found in hayfever or antihistamine products). ¦ Cisapride (a drug used to treat certain digestive problems). ¦ Simvastatin and lovastatin (types of drugs used to treat high cholesterol). ¦ Tranquillisers such as midazolam (taken by mouth) and triazolam (drugs used to treat anxiety or to help you sleep). ¦ Pimozide and sertindole (drugs used for mood disorders) ¦ Bepridil, quinidine and dofetilide (type of drugs used to treat irregular heart beat). ¦ Certain drugs used to treat migraine, such as ergot alkaloids If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Daktarin Sugar Free 2% Oral Gel.
If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the tube or pack to your pharmacist. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or dentist if you are taking... ¦ Oral anticoagulants (drugs used to thin the blood, such as warfarin). ¦ HIV Protease Inhibitors such as saquinavir (used to treat HIV). ¦ Certain antineoplastic agents such as vinca alkaloids, busulfan and docetaxel (used to treat cancer). ¦ Certain calcium channel blockers such as dihydropyridines and verapamil (used to treat hypertension, angina and arrhythmias). ¦ Certain medicines that act on the heart and blood vessels such as cilostazol or disopyramide. ¦ Certain immunosuppressive agents such as cyclosporin, tacrolimus, sirolimus (= rapamycin) (used to treat autoimmune disorders). ¦ Sulphonylureas such as chlorpropamide and glibenclamide (medicines for diabetes taken by mouth). ¦
Other medicines such as phenytoin, carbamazepine, buspirone, alfentanil, sildenafi l, alprazolam, brotizolam, midazolam (by injection), rifabutin, methylprednisolone, trimetrexate, ebastine and reboxetine. 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 ¦ Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding. If you do breast-feed, do not apply the gel to your nipple to treat your baby.Special warnings about this medicine Daktarin Sugar Free 2% Oral Gel can cause severe allergic reactions.
You must be aware of the signs of an allergic reaction while you are taking Daktarin Sugar Free 2% Oral Gel. Infants and young children: ¦ Daktarin Sugar Free 2% Oral Gel is sticky. This ensures that it stays in the mouth as long as possible. It is important to make sure that the gel does not close off the child’s or infant’s throat as they could choke on it. You should place the gel at the front of the mouth – never put it at the back of the throat. ¦ If you are breast-feeding, never apply the gel to your nipple to treat your baby. ¦ If the infant is 4-6 months old, and is premature or has slow development or problems swallowing, check with your doctor before using this medicine.
Some of the ingredients can cause problems ¦ This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per gram, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’. ¦ This medicine contains 7.58 mg/g of alcohol (ethanol) which is equivalent to 6.064 mg/ml (15.1 mg/2.5 ml dose). The amount in each 2.5 ml dose is equivalent to less than 1 ml beer or 1 ml wine. The small amount of alcohol in this medicine will not have any noticeable effects.
Daktarin Sugar Free 2% Oral Gel can have side-effects, like all medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and are usually mild.
If Daktarin obstructs the throat, infants and children may choke. If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor: ¦ Severe allergic reactions including swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat. Also hives, which is known as nettle rash or urticaria. ¦ Light headedness, generalised itch, wheezing or diffi culty breathing or swallowing. ¦ Skin rashes which may be severe and include blistering or peeling of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals. ¦ Effects on blood clotting in patients taking warfarin (a medicine to thin the blood) which can cause unexpected bleeding or bruising, nosebleeds, coughing up blood, blood in the urine, black tarry stools or coffee ground vomit. Other effects which may occur include:
Common (less than 1 in 10 people) ¦ Feeling sick (nausea) ¦ Mouth discomfort ¦ Being sick (vomiting) ¦ Regurgitation (bringing up swallowed food into the mouth) ¦ Dry mouth ¦ Abnormal product taste
Uncommon (less than 1 in 100 people) ¦ A change in the way some things taste.
Other side-effects which may occur but it is unknown how often: ¦ Infl ammation of the liver (hepatitis) ¦ Diarrhoea ¦ Tongue discolouration ¦ Sore mouth ¦ Oversensitivity (allergic reactions) ¦ Acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP): A serious illness with rapid blistering of the skin. ¦ Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS): A group of symptoms including rash, fever and internal effects, with abnormal blood test results If you experience any side-effects not included in this leafl et or are not sure about anything, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. 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.
The active ingredient in 1g of Daktarin Sugar Free 2% Oral Gel is: Miconazole 20 mg.
Other ingredients are: Purifi ed water, pregelatinised potato starch, ethanol, polysorbate 20, sodium saccharin, cocoa fl avour, orange fl avour and glycerol.
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