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- Information leaflet
- What is Daktarin Oral Gel (Sugar Free)
- What Dose Should I Choose?
- When Shouldn’t I Take Daktarin Oral Gel?
- How Effective Is Daktarin Oral Gel?
- Can I Buy Daktarin Oral Gel Online?
- How Should I Use Daktarin Oral Gel?
- How Does Daktarin Oral Gel Work?
- How Long Do I Use Daktarin Oral Gel For Before I Notice A Difference?
- What Are The Side Effects Of Daktarin Oral Gel?
- What Is The Difference Between Daktarin Oral Gel and Orajel/Canesten Cream?
What is Daktarin Oral Gel (Sugar Free)
Daktarin Oral Gel is an effective product for treating mouth, throat, gullet and stomach infections.
What Dose Should I Choose?
Daktarin Oral Gel comes in tubes of 15g. Twenty grams of miconazole is contained in every 1g of the gel. For mouth and throat infections, the dosage for children 2 years old and above and adults is 2.5ml of the gel to be applied 4 times daily after eating. Children aged 4 months to 2 years old should have 1.25ml of the gel applied on the affected area 4 times a day after eating as well
When Shouldn’t I Take Daktarin Oral Gel?
Do not begin this treatment if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the product. This medicine is also not to be used if you have liver problems. Do not administer the gel to infants below 4 months of age. Doing so poses higher risks of choking. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure of your safety when using this product. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before medicating with Daktarin Oral Gel.
How Effective Is Daktarin Oral Gel?
Daktarin Oral Gel is an effective product for treating mouth, throat, gullet and stomach infections. It is an over-the-counter medication that can be used for children 4 months and older and adults. Oral Diseases, a credible online journal cited that miconazole, the active ingredient in the gel, is more effective than nystatin in treating thrush. It further indicated that miconazole oral gel is a better option than other formulations when it comes to producing long-term results.
Can I Buy Daktarin Oral Gel Online?
Daktarin Oral Gel is an over-the-counter medicine. You can buy it online and in pharmacies without a prescription. Feel at ease to book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy to discuss how to best use this product. It can be purchased online in 15g tubes. If you buy in bulk, your package will be sent directly to you for free by Next Day Delivery.
How Should I Use Daktarin Oral Gel?
Use Daktarin Oral Gel properly according to your doctor’s directions. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information pertaining to the use of this medicine.
The tube of the gel is generally sealed. Using the cap, pierce the seal. Note that this product is only for oral use.
The gel should be kept in the mouth for as long as possible. Do not swallow it immediately upon application.
For infections located in the mouth, apply for the medicine on the affected area using a clean finger.
Dentures should be removed before retiring at night. Rub the gel on them. This prevents the infection from spreading on to the dentures.
Do not apply more of the gel than recommended.
Use the gel after consuming your meals.
If you are applying the gel to an infant aged 4 months old or older, rub the gel at the front area of the mouth. It will keep the gel from becoming a choking hazard.
For the treatment of mouth and throat infections, apply 2.5ml of the gel 4 times daily after meals. Such is the dosage for children 2 years of age and older and adults. For children 4 months old to 2 years, apply 1.25ml of the gel after food.
Continue using the gel for a minimum of one week after the symptoms have vanished. This will prevent the infection from coming back.
If you missed applying a dose, administer the next dose and use as your doctor has directed. Do not apply a double dose to make up for that you missed.
How Does Daktarin Oral Gel Work?
Daktarin Oral Gel is an oral medication. It is used to treat fungal infections that occur in the mouth, the throat, the gullet and the stomach. Miconazole, the active ingredient in the product kills fungi and yeast by causing holes to appear in their cell membranes. The chemical substance also has antibacterial properties that can destroy certain bacteria that could be present in the infection. Twenty milligrams of miconazole is contained in every 1g of the oral gel. Children 4 months old and above and adults can use this product.
How Long Do I Use Daktarin Oral Gel For Before I Notice A Difference?
After all your symptoms have disappeared, keep on applying the gel for at least one week more. This is to guarantee that the infection will not recur. If you have used the gel for more than was intended or directed by your doctor, notify your doctor right away. Ask your doctor or pharmacist, too, if you need more information about the proper application of this product.
What Are The Side Effects Of Daktarin Oral Gel?
Medicines may have side effects, and it affects different people in different ways. Daktarin Oral Gel may have side effects as well, but not everybody may experience them.
Call your doctor right away or seek medical attention immediately if the following symptoms occur:
Sudden swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat
Difficulty in swallowing
Hives or rash
Difficulties in breathing
Severe reddening, blistering or irritation of your skin
Other signs of a severe allergic reaction
The common side effects of this product include:
Discomfort in the mouth
Feeling an abnormal taste of the gel
Please speak to your doctor or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.
What Is The Difference Between Daktarin Oral Gel and Orajel/Canesten Cream?
Orajel is used mainly for the treatment of mouth sore pain associated with canker sores, cold sores, braces and cheek bites and gum sores. It is an oral pain reliever.
Secondly, Canesten Cream is an antifungal medicine that is used to treat athlete’s foot, ringworm, fungal sweat rash and to relieve external thrush of the vulva or penis. It is primarily designed for external use.
What is Daktarin Oral Gel used for?
Daktarin Oral Gel is used to treat infections in the mouth, throat, gullet and stomach.
What is the active ingredient in Daktarin Oral Gel?
The active ingredient in Daktarin Oral Gel is miconazole. This ingredient is effective at treating infections and preventing any chances of re-infection.
Do I need a prescription to purchase Daktarin Oral Gel?
No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Daktarin Oral Gel. However, if you are unsure whether this medication is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.
How does Daktarin Oral Gel treat infections?
The active ingredient, miconazole, makes small holes in yeast cell membranes. These small holes allow for the fungi and bacteria to leave the cell preventing bacteria from replicating and growing.
Is Daktarin Oral Gel suitable for children?
Daktarin Oral Gel is not suitable for children under the age of 5 months old.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Daktarin Oral Gel?
It is advised that pregnant or breastfeeding women do not use Daktarin Oral Gel as there is not enough studies to suggest it is safe for the baby.
How should I use Daktarin Oral Gel?
You should drop a 2.5ml (half a measuring spoon) of the gel onto the tongue. The gel should be kept in the mouth for as long as possible before swallowing. This process should be repeated 4 times a day after meals.
How long should I use Daktarin Oral Gel?
It is advised to use Daktarin Oral Gel for at least a week after symptoms have disappeared. This is to reduce the chances of the possibility of any re-infection.
Does using Daktarin Oral Gel affect my ability to drive or operate machinery safely?
Using Daktarin Oral Gel does not affect one’s ability to drive or operate machinery safely.
How should I store Daktarin Oral Gel?
Daktarin Oral Gel should be stored in a cool dry place at room temperature. It should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
How long can I use Daktarin Oral Gel for?
The shelf life for Daktarin Oral Gel is usually 3 years. However you should always follow the use by instructions as stated on the exterior of the packaging.
How effective is Daktarin Oral Gel?
Studies suggest that Daktarin Oral Gel is up to 97% effective at treating fungal infections and preventing any re-infection.
Can I drink alcohol while using Daktarin Oral Gel?
Although drinking small amounts of alcohol will not have any large effects, it is advised to avoid heavy drinking while pursuing this treatment.
You may experience a number of side effects from using Daktarin Oral Gel. However, most side effects are mild and often do not cause any severe problems. Common side effects include:
- Change in sense of taste
- Discolouration of the tongue
- Sore mouth
If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Daktarin Oral Gel and seek medical advice as soon as possible.
Authored by Jana Abelovska
Last reviewed 20 April 2021
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