Daktarine is a gel for the oral treatment of fungi and yeast infections by means of an active ingredient called miconazole. The active agent kills the harmful yeasts and fungi as it stops them from producing ergosterol, which is essential in maintaining fungal cell membranes.
Cell membranes keep the fungi alive because they do not allow any substances to enter or leave the cell. Miconazole is also efficient in killing bacteria that causes certain types of infections. Daktarine should be kept in the mouth as long as possible before swallowing in order to treat infections properly. It can also be applied locally to the wanted area by a clean finger, and it kills the fungi in the intestines as well. Daktarine does not require a prescription to be purchased from a pharmacy.
Daktarine can only be taken after meals. It is sticky and it may cause an obstruction which may lead to choking, so it is highly recommended to divide the prescribed dosage into smaller portions, especially in children. If one has dentures, the gel should be brushed onto them after taking them out during the night. Even when the symptoms clear up, one should continue with the treatment to make sure the infection is gone and to prevent it fromreappearing.
This medication is not intended for children with underdeveloped swallowing reflexes, and with patients who have decreased or limited liver functions. Persons who suffer from porphyrias should also avoid this medication. Daktarine can also cause allergic reactions due to possible allergies to some of its ingredients.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using this medication unless the benefits of its treatment outweigh any risks of harming the unborn baby. Daktarine may or may not pass into breast milk, so it can also trigger possible harmful consequences. A doctor should be consulted before using daktarine for infection treatment. One should always use the medication at regular, prescribed intervals and complete the treatment course.
Daktarine can trigger some side effects which may or may not affect individuals in different ways and to a different extent. The most common ones include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, hepatitis and various allergicreactions.
Daktarine should not be prescribed to patients that already take astemizole, cisapride, mizolastine, sertindole, triazolam and a few more medications.
When mixed with certain anticoagulant medications, Daktarine can increase the risk of bleeding. Miconazole can also be the cause of an increase of blood levels of some medicines, including phenytoin, cilostazol, reboxetine, busulfan, buspirone and a few others.