Daktarin Gold Cream
- Athlete's foot treatment
- Prescription strength
- Rapid itch relief
NOTE: After requesting this medication, you will need to complete a short assessment, so our GP can assess if the treatment is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on prescribing this medication remains with our GPs.
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About Daktarin Gold Cream
Daktarin Gold 2% Cream is a fungal skin infection treatment for adults. Fungal skin infections can appear on the feet (known as Athlete’s Foot), on the groin area (known as Dhobie itch/tinea cruris) or between skin folds (Sweat Rash infected with a yeast infection ‘thrush’). Fungal skin infections cause itching and the Daktarin Gold provides fast relief from this as well as providing long lasting prevention of Athlete’s Foot, as it will continue to work even after you have stopped using it.
Daktarin Gold consists of the active substance ketoconazole, which works by destroying fungi and yeasts that cause the infection.
About Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s foot (medically termed as Tinea Pedis), is the most common fungal skin infection. Symptoms initially present with scaling and itching on only one foot (mainly seen between the 4th and 5th toe, and the skin can become macerated and soggy). This may spread to the other toes (however it rarely affects the area between the big and 2nd toe). The soles of the feet may become scaly and dry.
Athlete’s foot is common in adults (it is rarely seen in children) and it is commonly caused by contact with fungal spores which are found on floor surfaces in public places such as swimming pools and changing rooms.
Creams are the best preparation for damp areas for example between the toes and ointments are mainly used for where the infected skin area is dry.
Daktarin Gold Cream is a widely used and effective antifungal treatment however every patient can respond differently to medication. If you find Daktarin Gold Cream is not effective for you, you may want to try Daktarin Cream 2%.
Other treatments for fungal skin conditions are available at Simple Online Pharmacy. These include:
- Daktarin Cream 2%
- Daktarin Aktiv Spray Powder
- Canesten Dual Action Cream
- Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream
- Mycota Cream
- Good foot hygiene (washing and drying daily thoroughly, in particular in between the toes).
- Wearing open, non-occlusive shoes and changing shoes and socks every 2-3 days will help prevent recurrence of athlete's foot.
- Wear protective footwear (flip flops or plastic shoes) in public shower rooms or changing areas.
- Try not to scratch the affected area as this could potentially spread the infection to other areas on your body.
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How to use Daktarin Gold Cream?
Rub the Daktarin Gold Cream gently on the affected area once or twice a day (for sweat rash or jock itch).
Rub the Daktarin Gold Cream gently in between toes and area around them twice a day (morning and night) for 7 days (for athlete’s foot).
Who should not use Daktarin Gold Cream?
Anyone who has had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients found in this medicine should NOT use this medicine. Also, this medication is only suitable for adults so any children with fungal infections should avoid using this treatment and should treatment advice from a healthcare professional.
Can I use Daktarin Gold Cream while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes. Daktarin Gold Cream can be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding (it should NOT be applied to your breasts if breastfeeding). However, we always advise that patients who are pregnant, think they may be pregnant or if breastfeeding should always seek medical advice from a healthcare professional before taking any medication.
Side Effects of Daktarin Gold Cream
As with any medication, there are risks of side effects when using Daktarin Gold Cream. You should always read the patient information leaflet when taking a new medicine to make sure you're aware of the full list of side effects and cautions. If you have any unwanted side effects you should seek advice from your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and seek immediate medical help:
Uncommon: (less than 1 in 100 but more than 1 in 1000 individuals affected)
- Severe allergic reactions
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor:
Common: (less than 1 in 10 but more than 1 in 100 individuals affected)
- Itchiness/redness where the cream is applied
- burning sensation
If you experience any side effects (including any possible side effects not listed), talk to a healthcare professional.
(For a full list of side effects please refer to the patient information leaflet in the ‘Info Leaflet’ tab.)
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
Directions of use Dakartin Gold Cream
For topical use only
How to apply the cream
- Wash and dry the infected area. As many skin conditions are contagious, you should keep a towel and flannel for your own use and not share it.
- Apply the cream onto the infected area and surrounding skin.
- Wash your hands carefully after use to prevent spreading the infection.
For Athlete's foot
Apply the cream gently between the toes and a surrounding area twice a day (morning and night) for 7 days.
- 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.
For Dhobie itch and Sweat Rash
Apply the cream onto 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 to prevent re-infection.
(For a full list of directions please refer to the patient information leaflet in the ‘Info Leaflet’ tab.)
Warnings for Daktarin Gold Cream
- Avoid contact with eyes.
- Propylene glycol, cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol may cause local skin reactions.
(For a full list of warnings please refer to the patient information leaflet in the ‘Info Leaflet’ tab.)
Ingredients in Daktarin Gold Cream
Active ingredient: Ketoconazole
Other Ingredients: Propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, Polysorbate 60, Polysorbate 80, isopropyl myristate, sodium sulphite (E221) and purified water.
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