Daktarin contains the active ingredient miconazole, which is an antifungal agent developed by Jannsen Pharmaceutica. Miconazole is included in the World Health Organization or WHO’s List of Essential Medicine, meaning it is a very important medicine needed for a basic health system. Miconazole is used as an main component in making topical creams, lotions, and powder for skin infections. It usually takes several days for there to be visible and significant improvement in skin infections. Other components of Daktarin gel includes pregelatinised potato starch, polysorbate 20, sodium saccharin, purified water, cocoa or orange flavour, and glycerol. Daktarin is used by application to the area which is infected for four times daily after each meal. Daktarin is safe to use on children over four months old.. Read more about Daktarin range.
Miconazole nitrate has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties. Because of this, daktarin is used to treat fungal infections of the mouth, particularly oral thrush or candidiasis, a yeast infection that can mostly affects babies and people with weak immune systems. Oral thrush is caused by the candida fungus growing out of control. Daktarin can lessen the itching, discomfort, and inflammation, which are symptoms of the infection of oral thrush. For this infection, daktarin should be help in the mouth for as long as possible before swallowing.
Daktarinoral gel is also used to treat infections in the throat, and in the gastrointestinal tract. Daktarin can even prevent the growth and spreading of bacteria. Aside from this, daktarin can weaken the fungal cell membrane and cause the contents of the cell to leak out. This destroys the fungus that leads to infection. This also relieves the symptoms of infections such as rash, itching, scaling, and inflammation, and this prevents the infection from spreading further on the body.
Daktarin cream is the most popular choice for treating and preventing athlete’s foot, a fungal infection which causes itchy, cracked, and inflamed skin. Athlete’s foot, if not treated properly or immediately, may spread to the palms, body, and groin, particularly if caused by a fungus.
Side effects of daktarin may include increased burning, itching, or irritation of the area where daktarin was applied, stomach pain, and fever. People allergic to miconazole should not use daktarin.