DAKTARIN Tincture is a medicine used for treating nail infections caused by fungi, including yeast.
Your doctor or pharmacist may have recommended DAKTARIN Tincture for another reason. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why DAKTARIN Tincture has been recommended for you.
Do not use DAKTARIN Tincture if you know you are allergic to:
Do not use DAKTARIN Tincture if:
Before starting treatment cut the infected nail as short as possible.
Apply DAKTARIN Tincture using the brush, which is attached to the cap of the bottle. Apply a thin layer twice a day to the affected nail, the area around it and if possible under it. After the tincture has dried, a film will remain.
Before applying the tincture again, you should clean the nail with a swab saturated with acetone-based nail polish remover. If this is not done, the layers will build up and the tincture may not reach the nail properly.
You should continue until all signs of the infection have gone and the nail appears completely normal. This will take at least 2 months.
Your nail may fall off; this is caused by the infection not DAKTARIN Tincture.
You may notice a stain on the nail and/or the area around it during the course of treatment.
If you forget to use DAKTARIN Tincture, do so as soon as you remember, and then go back to using it as you would normally.
If you have problems remembering when to take your medicine, ask your pharmacist for some hints.
All medicines have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some side effects.
DAKTARIN Tincture is usually well tolerated, however, it may sometimes cause a reaction such as a burning sensation, irritation, rash or softening of the skin.
Do not be alarmed by this list of side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any of these signs and they worry you.
Do not hesitate to report any other side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you have used too much DAKTARIN Tincture you may experience a burning sensation, redness or swelling. Skip one or two applications and start again according to the normal scheme.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if symptoms persist.
Accidental swallowing of DAKTARIN Tincture may give rise to gastric trouble. If you think you or anybody else has swallowed DAKTARIN Tincture, contact your doctor, pharmacist or the Poisons Information Centre who will advise you what to do. You can contact the Poisons Information Centre by dialling 13 11 26 in Australia or 0800 POISON or 0800 764 766 in New Zealand.
If your doctor tells you to stop using this medicine or the expiry date has passed, ask your pharmacist what to do with any medicine that is left over.
DAKTARIN Tincture is a colourless to slightly yellow solution. It is packaged in a 30 mL bottle with a brush attached to the cap.
DAKTARIN Tincture contains 20 milligrams of miconazole in each millilitre. It also contains acrylate copolymers, propylene glycol and, ethanol, denatonium benzoate.