Dakatrn Gold 2% Cream
Daktarin Gold Cream works in the outer layer of the skin. This enables it to directly target the infection that causes athlete's foot.
Research indicates that the effects of Daktarin Gold last for up to eight weeks from the start of the one-week treatment. It is the ideal product to treat your symptoms easily and confidentially.
- For adults only.
- 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 and changed frequently.
- 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.
- Rub the cream gently between the toes and surrounding area twice a day (morning and night) for 1 week.
- If Athlete's Foot is more severe or extensive (e.g. affecting the sole or sides of the feet), continue to apply the cream to the affected areas for at least 2 to 3 days after signs of infection have cleared to prevent them coming back.
- If symptoms persist talk to your doctor.
- Rub the cream into the affected area once or twice daily.
- Continue treatment for at least 2 to 3 days after signs of infection have cleared. Treatment may be necessary for up to 6 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.
- Active Ingredient (per 1g): Ketoconazole 20mg.
- Other Ingredients: Propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, isopropyl myristate, sodium sulphite (E221) and purified water.
- You can use Daktarin Gold 2% cream if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not apply directly to the breast whilst breastfeeding. However, always ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using any medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Do not let the cream get into your eyes.
- Propylene glycol may cause skin irritation.
- Cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
- If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
- If you recently used a cream, ointment or lotion on your skin infection that contains a corticosteroid (a group of medicines that work by reducing inflammation caused by a variety of skin conditions).
- 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.