Daktarin Gold 2% Cream is an antifungal medication used to treat fungal infections of the skin, such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Its active ingredient, ketoconazole, works to inhibit the growth of fungi by disrupting their cell membranes. This cream is meant for topical application and should be applied to the affected area and the surrounding skin as directed. Regular use can help alleviate symptoms and aid in the resolution of fungal infections. It's important to follow the provided instructions and consult a healthcare professional if the condition persists or worsens.
Ketoconazole cream is for use in adults.
For the treatment of tinea pedis (athlete's foot) and tinea cruris (dhobie itch) and candidal intertrigo (sweat rash).
Tinea cruris, candidal intertrigo and tinea pedis:
It is recommended that Daktarin Gold 2% Cream be applied once or twice daily to cover the affected and immediate surrounding area.
The usual duration of treatment is tinea cruris 2-4 weeks, candidal intertrigo 2-4 weeks, tinea pedis 4-6 weeks.
Treatment should be continued, until a few days after disappearance of all symptoms. The diagnosis should be reconsidered if no clinical improvement is noted after 4 weeks of treatment.
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.
Do not use this medicine:
- If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients. If this applies to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Daktarin Gold 2% Cream.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist:
- 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. 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:
- You can use Daktarin Gold 2% cream if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- Do not apply directly to the breast whilst breast-feeding.
- However, always ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using any medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Special warnings about this medicine:
- Do not let the cream get into your eyes. Some of the ingredients can cause problems
- Propylene glycol may cause skin irritation.
- Cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
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