What is Daktarin oral gel used for ?
Daktarin oral gel is a medicine which is used to treat fungal infections of the mouth, throat, gullet, stomach or gut. The gel contains miconazole which works by destroying the fungus that is present. This medicine is for use in adults and children aged 4 months and over.
How do you use Daktarin oral gel ?
Always use Daktarin oral gel exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How to apply the gel
Each tube of the gel is sealed – use the cap to pierce the seal
Keep the gel in the mouth as long as possible. Do not swallow it straight away
If the infection is just in the mouth, apply directly to the affected area with a clean finger
If you are wearing dentures, remove them at bedtime and rub them with the gel. This helps stop your dentures becoming infected too
Do not use more than the stated dose
If you are giving the gel to a child or infant aged 4 months or over, make
sure that the gel does not become a choking hazard by making sure you
place the gel at the front of the mouth
Infections of the mouth and throat:
Adults and Children over 2 years: 2.5 ml (half a 5ml spoonful) of gel
applied four times a day after food.
Infants 4 months – 2 years: 1.25 ml (one quarter of a 5 ml spoonful) of
gel applied four times a day after food. Each application should be
divided into smaller portions.
Infections of the stomach and gut:
Adults, Children and infants over 4 months: 20 mg per kg of body
weight per day. Divided into four doses a day. Maximum dose is 10
ml of gel four times a day.
If the infant is 4-6 months old, and is premature or has slow development,
check with your doctor before using this medicine
If symptoms persist, talk to your doctor.
When to stop using Daktarin oral gel
Keep using the gel for at least a week after all the symptoms have gone away.
This will stop the symptoms from coming back.
If you forget a dose
Do not apply the missed dose of gel
Apply the next dose of gel as usual and keep using it as your doctor has told you.
Do not use a double dose of gel to make up for a missed dose
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