1. What Daktar is and what is it used for
Daktar contains a fungicide ( miconazole ) and is used in the treatment of athlete’s foot for adults and children over 10 years.
Daktar can also be used for other fungal infections of the skin after a doctor’s prescription.
2. What you need to know before using Daktar
Do not use Daktar
- if you are allergic to miconazole nitrate, other similar antifungal medicines, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and cautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse before using Daktar.
- Avoid contact with eyes. Therefore, wash your hands after each treatment. However, if you have been prescribed treatment by your doctor for your hands, do not wash your hands after treatment.
- If you notice that the skin becomes more irritated after you have applied cream one, this may be a sign of hypersensitivity to cream one and the treatment should then be stopped.
Daktar should not be used by children under 10 years of age without a doctor’s prescription (see also under “Daktar contains benzoic acid and butyl hydroxyanisole”).
Foot fungus is uncommon in children.
Other drugs and Daktar
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Treatment with blood thinners taken by mouth, e.g. warfarin, may be affected by Daktar. Therefore, if you are being treated with blood thinners, your doctor may want to monitor the effectiveness of this treatment.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Only a small amount of Daktar applied to the skin is absorbed by the body. Consult a physician before using Daktar during pregnancy.
It is not known if Daktar passes into breast milk. Consult a physician before using Daktar during breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
No known risks.
Data contains benzoic acid and butyl hydroxyanisole
This medicine contains 2 mg / g benzoic acid. Benzoic acid can cause local irritation and may increase the risk of jaundice (yellowish skin and eyes) in newborns (up to 4 weeks of age) due to absorption through the skin. Butylhydroxyanisole may cause local skin reactions (eg contact dermatitis) or be irritating to eyes and mucous membranes.
3. How to use Daktar
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
The usual dose is to apply a thin coat of cream on the affected area twice a day.
When treating athlete’s foot for adults and children over 10 years: Wash and dry your feet thoroughly. Use a special towel for the fungus-infected area. This way you avoid infecting others. Apply the cream thinly on the infected skin area and 1-2 inches outside. Massage in so that the cream disappears completely. Wash your hands after each treatment. This is repeated morning and evening. Change socks every day. When the skin looks healthy again, the treatment should continue for at least another week. It prevents relapse. You must talk to your doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve within 7 days. The treatment time is usually 2-6 weeks.
If you have the impression that the effect of Daktar is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you use too much Daktar
- the skin may become irritated. These symptoms usually go away when treatment is stopped.
If you have used too much medicine or if e.g. If a child has inadvertently ingested the medicine, contact a doctor, hospital, or the Poison Information Center for risk assessment and advice.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop using Daktar and contact a doctor immediately if you get any of the following symptoms ( angioedema ) that have been reported (occurs in an unknown number of users):
- swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, difficulty swallowing or hives, and difficulty breathing.
Other reported side effects:
Uncommon side effects ( may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
- Burning sensation in the skin, inflammation in the skin, and reduced pigmentation in the skin.
- Irritation, burning sensation, itching, unspecified reactions, and feeling of heat.
Has been reported (occurs in an unknown number of users):
- Anaphylactic reaction, hypersensitivity.
- Hives, contact allergic inflammation of the skin, rash, redness of the skin, itching.
5. How to store Daktar
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25 ° C.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and tube after EXP.
Make sure that the tube is properly closed.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the packaging and other information
- The active substance is miconazole nitrate 20 mg per gram
- The other ingredients are pegoxol 7 stearates, oleoyl macrogol glycerides, liquid paraffin, benzoic acid (E210), butyl hydroxyanisole (E320), and water.
What the medicine looks like and the contents of the pack
Daktar is a white cream and is available in a pack size of 30 g.
Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Turnhoutseweg 30, B-2340 Beerse, Belgium