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Daktarin Oral Gel 80g Information
Daktarin Oral Gel 80g is a prescription-only medication that treats fungal infections affecting the mouth, throat and oesophagus. It contains miconazole, which destroys the fungus cells, causing oral thrush.
|Medication Name||Daktarin Oral Gel 80g|
|Used to treat||Fungae infections|
|Available dosages||80g, 15g|
|Common side effects||Dry mouth
Product tastes abnormal
|Who is this medication suitable for||Adults
Children over the age of 4 months
|Do you need a prescription for it?||Yes for 80g, not for 15g|
|How should it be used?||Dispense one 2.5ml dose from the tube and apply directly to infected area with a clean finger. Keep the gel in the mouth for as long as possible before swallowing.|
|Patient Information Leaflet||Patient Information Leaflet|
What is Oral Thrush?
Oral thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth and throat caused by Candida. Oral thrush often occurs in babies and adults who wear dentures.
Antibiotics, asthma inhalers, or chemotherapy can also increase the risk of getting oral thrush.
Some things you can do to prevent the infection include:
- Rinsing your mouth after taking medicine or eating
- Visiting your dentist for regular check-ups
- Brushing your teeth twice a day
Oral thrush is typically treated with antifungal medicine, such as Daktarin Oral Gel, which is available in smaller doses over-the-counter or in larger doses on prescription.
What is Daktarin Oral Gel 80g?
Darkatrin Oral Gel is an effective antifungal medicine to treat oral thrush. It contains the active ingredients Miconazole, which kills fungi and yeast by causing holes to appear in their cell membranes. This destroys the fungal cells and helps clear up the infection.
Daktarin Oral Gel 80g is the larger dose version of Daktarin Oral Gel, which is available on prescription in the UK from licensed pharmacies.
How long does Daktarin Oral Gel take to work?
The effects of the oral gel should be noticeable within 24 hours of taking it. It can take up to one week after the symptoms appear for them to disappear completely. There is a risk of developing oral thrush again if you stop using daktarin before the course of your treatment is complete.
Who can take Daktarin Oral Gel?
Daktarin Oral Gel is suitable for most adults suffering from oral thrush. It may not be suitable if you:
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients listed in this medicine
- Suffer from liver problems
During your online consultation, please tell one of our pharmacists if you:
- Are taking blood thinning medications.
- Taking any other medicines, including those without a prescription or herbal medicines.
- Are pregnant, could be pregnant, planning on having a baby or breastfeeding.
How to use Daktarin Oral Gel
- Dispense one dose (2.5ml) from the tube
- Apply directly to the infected area with a clean finger
- Keep the gel in the mouth for as long as possible before swallowing.
Apply to the affected area four times a day after meals, spacing doses evenly throughout the day.
You should continue using Daktarin Oral Gel for 7 days after thrush symptoms have disappeared.
If you wear dentures, remove them before applying the gel.
If you miss a dose, wait until your next dose is due to apply and continue treatment as advised by your pharmacist.
Daktarin Oral Gel should always be taken exactly as you’ve been advised by your pharmacist.. Always read the patient information leaflet thoroughly before taking any medication.
Can you buy Daktarin Oral Gel online?
You can buy Daktarin Oral Gel online on prescription from our online thrush clinic. Fill out a quick online consultation; our pharmacists will check it, and once your order is approved, your prescription will be delivered directly to your door.
For an over-the-counter solution for oral thrush that doesn’t require a prescription, you can also buy Daktarin Oral Gel 15g from our pharmacy.
Does Daktarin Gel have side effects?
Like all medications, Daktarin Gel can cause side effects; however, not everyone gets them. If you develop any irritation or sensitivity, you should stop treatment and contact your GP or pharmacist.
Common side effects
- Dry mouth
- Mouth discomfort
- product tastes abnormal
Rare side effects
- Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
- Sore mouth
- Tongue discolouration
- Rash with pimples/blisters (acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis)
Should you encounter any severe or unusual side effects from taking Daktarin, seek immediate medical attention.
Daktarin Oral Gel 80g Ingredients
Active Ingredient: Miconazole
Other Ingredients: pregelatinised potato starch, alcohol, polysorbate 20 (E432), sodium saccharin, cocoa flavour, orange flavour, glycerol and water.
Like all medications, Daktarin Gel can cause some side effects; however, not everyone gets them. If you develop any irritation or sensitivity, you should stop treatment and contact your GP or pharmacist.
- Store the tablets at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
- Keep out of the SIGHT and REACH of children
- Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown
Daktarin Oral Gel FAQs
Both Daktarin Oral Gel and Daktarin Cream are used to treat fungal infections and contain miconazole. However, Daktarin Cream is used to treat fungal skin infections, such as ringworm, athlete’s foot and groin infections, whereas the miconazole oral gel (Daktarin Oral Gel) targets fungal mouth infections
Daktarin Oral Gel should not be used to treat mouth ulcers, and It is only intended to treat fungal infections. If you are unsure about your symptoms, speak to one of our pharmacists, who can advise on the best medication for your symptoms.
Daktarin Oral Gel 80g is only available on prescription from a licensed pharmacy in the UK. You can buy Daktarin Oral Gel online from our online thrush clinic by filling out a free consultation for our doctor to assess. Once approved, your prescription will be sent directly to your door.
If you or someone else has used too much Daktarin Oral Gel, it’s recommended to see a doctor or go to the nearest hospital immediately.
For more questions about using Daktarin Oral Gel 80g, read the patient information leaflet.