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Daktarin Gel 40gm

Salt Composition : Miconazole

Manufacturer : JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 187
Price :169
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Introduction to Daktarin Gel 40gm

Miconazole is an antifungal medication that belongs to a class of drugs called fungal ergosterol synthesis inhibitors containing the active ingredient Miconazole. It is used to treat fungal skin infections. It can also be used to treat various skin infections, such as athlete's foot (an infection that affects the feet), jock itch (an infection that affects the groin and inner thigh), and infected nappy rash.

This drug is contraindicated in individuals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to it or its component. Miconazole effects can be increased by keeping the affected area clean and dry, as well as washing hands before and after treatment. If you have an athlete's foot, thoroughly wash your socks or tights and, if possible, replace your shoes regularly. Other drugs taken by mouth or injection are unlikely to interfere with how this medicine works. However, consult your doctor if you have recently used any other steroid-containing medicine or have had an allergic reaction to other antifungal medications.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, use this drug only if your doctor advises. Avoid getting the gel in your nose, eyes, or mouth. In case of accidental exposure, immediately rinse the affected area with plenty of water and consult a physician or a dermatologist if any irritation or adverse reactions occur. Miconazole can be used for children, and infants aged four months and above, but it's important to use the appropriate strength and follow the dosing instructions recommended by a pediatrician.


Uses of Daktarin Gel 40gm

  • Treatment of fungal skin infections

Therapeutic Effects of Daktarin Gel 40gm

Miconazole works by inhibiting the growth and reproduction of fungi. It interferes with the production of ergosterol, an important component of fungal cell membranes. This disruption weakens the cell membrane, leading to cell death and ultimately eliminating the fungal infection.


Interaction of Daktarin Gel 40gm with other drugs

Inform your physician about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Miconazole and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.


More Information about Daktarin Gel 40gm

  • Store Miconazole below (25°C).
  • Protect from light and moisture.

How to consume Daktarin Gel 40gm

For external use only. It is important to apply enough gel to cover the affected area that needs treatment and gently massage it into the skin until it is fully absorbed. Apply Miconazole gel once or twice daily or as your doctor recommends. 


Safety Advices for Daktarin Gel 40gm

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Pregnancy

  

If you are pregnant, suspecting, or planning for the pregnancy, consult your doctor for more advice before taking Miconazole.

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Breast Feeding

  

Consult your doctor for advice before applying Miconazole if you are a breastfeeding mother.

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Lungs

  

Consult your doctor if you have lung disease before applying Miconazole.

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Liver

  

Inform your doctor if you have any liver problems before applying Miconazole.

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Alcohol

  

It is unknown whether consuming alcohol while taking Miconazole is safe. Please speak with your physician.

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Driving

  

Driving vehicles or operating heavy machinery is safe after applying this Miconazole.


Side Effects of Daktarin Gel 40gm

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious

  • Serious allergic reactions (swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat)
  • Difficulty in swallowing or breathing
  • Itchy rash (hives)
  • Skin burning sensation
  • Application site reactions
  • Skin discoloration

Common

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness

Word of Advice

Before and after applying the cream, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to prevent the spread of infection. Do not share your clothes or towel with anyone to avoid spreading the infection to others. Apply enough Miconazole to cover the affected area and approximately 1 inch of the skin around it. Follow the instructions provided by your physician or on the product label for the correct amount and application technique.


FAQs

Q 1. How do I use Miconazole products?

The usage instructions for Miconazole products may vary depending on the type of infection and the product form. You should clean and dry the affected area thoroughly before applying the medication. Follow the specific instructions on the product's packaging or as directed by your healthcare provider.

Q 2. Where can skin infections treated by Miconazole appear?

Skin infections treated by Miconazole can appear on various parts of the body, including the hands, feet (athlete's foot), outer ear, trunk, and groin. It is effective in treating common fungal infections in these areas.

Q 3. Are there any side effects associated with Miconazole?

Some common side effects of Miconazole may include skin irritation, itching, burning, or redness at the application site. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, seek medical attention immediately.

Q 4. Is Miconazole available over-the-counter (OTC)?

Yes, some Miconazole products are available over-the-counter without a prescription. However, more potent formulations or certain dosage forms might require a prescription.

Q 5. Can Miconazole be used for vaginal yeast infections?

Yes, Miconazole can be used to treat vaginal yeast infections. In fact, this drug is one of the commonly used antifungal agents for this purpose.

Q 6. What is the duration taken for Miconazole treatment?

Mostly, skin infections may require 2 to 6 weeks of treatment, while nail infections may need six weeks to 6 months of treatment for complete resolution. These durations may vary based on the individuals


Fact Box of Daktarin Gel 40gm

Molecule name: Miconazole

Therapeutic class: Antifungal

Pharmacological class:  Fungal ergosterol synthesis inhibitor

Indications: Treatment of fungal skin infections


References

  1. Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Electronic medicines compendium (EMC), [Revised on Sep 2020] [ Accessed on 19th August 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.443.pdf
  2. Package leaflet: Information for the user. www.hpra.ie. [Revised on Sep 2020] [Accessed on 19th August 2023] https://www.hpra.ie/img/uploaded/swedocuments/9ae159a4-c4cb-4980-9dc0-cc54f1bb5713.pdf
  3. Goodman & Gilman's, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Antifungal agents, 12th edition, 2011, 1587.
  4. KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Antimicrobial drugs, 7th edition, 2013, 792.

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