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Daktarin Oral Gel is a treatment for fungal infections which can be used in the mouth, or for infections in the throat, gut, or stomach. Its sugar-free formula is suitable for children as young as four months old, and has a tasty orange flavour which will make it easier to use this medication until your infection has completely cleared.
Thrush is a type of fungal infection which can appear in many different places all over the body, including the inside of the mouth. Fungal infections happen when the delicate balance of natural bacteria in your body becomes disrupted, allowing natural yeast or fungus to grow an thrive, causing infection. Fungal infections can be uncomfortable, but can often be cleared up quickly and easily when given the proper treatment.
Every gram of Daktarin contains 20mg of the active ingredient, miconazole. Miconazole is an antifungal medication which tackles the fungi that cause fungal infections, destroying the fungi so your infection can clear up as quickly as possible.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this or any other medication. Some medications may not be safe for you or your baby during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and your doctor or pharmacist can recommend an alternative remedy that will be safe for you both. Your doctor may still recommend Daktarin oral gel during pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding, if they think that you need it.
This product can be used to treat children aged over 4 months who are suffering with fungal infections. It’s ideal for infants who are suffering with oral thrush and may be too young to take other remedies safely.
You should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using Daktarin Oral Gel if you are taking any other medication, including those bought without a prescription. Some medications can interact when used together, making them less effective or causing unpleasant side effects. Do not use this product if you are taking:
Wash your hands before using this product. Apply Daktarin Oral Gel directly to the affected area with a clean finger if the infection is only in the mouth. If you are wearing dentures, remove them at night and rub them with the gel to prevent them from getting infected too. For best result, use after meals. You should apply this gel as your doctor tells you to, however, the suggested amount of this product is:
Continue to use this product for at least a week after all of your symptoms have gone away. Do not take more than the recommended daily dose.
You do not need a prescription for Daktarin Oral Gel, however you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
Daktarin Oral Gel is not suitable for use by children under the age of 4 months, due to risk of choking. This oral gel is sticky, which helps it to stay in place and get to work. However, this can cause a choking hazard to children if it gets stuck in their throat and close it off. Never apply this product to the back of the throat and supervise all children who use this product. Do not use this product if you are allergic to miconazole, similar antifungal medications, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not use this product if you suffer from liver problems.
Like all medications Daktarin can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting side effects of this product, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
Store this product in a cool, dry place, that is below 30 degrees C. Store in original packaging, do not use after expiration date printed on the packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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