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Updated on 26 Mar 2024

What to do if you missed your DAKTACORT dose

Report suspected side effects or adverse reactions to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) using the Yellow Card Reporting system that covers medicines, vaccines, e-cigarettes and medical device incidents.

Learn more about reporting side effects

About Daktacort cream

Daktacort hydrocortisone cream contains miconazole nitrate and hydrocortisone as the active ingredients. Miconazole nitrate is an antifungal agent and hydrocortisone is a steroid, which helps to reduce itching, redness and inflammation.

Daktacort hc cream can be used for the treatment of fungal and some bacterial skin infections caused by athlete’s foot, thrush, sweat rash and eczema.

It is available with a prescription only. NowPatient offers Daktacort cream as a treatment for psoriasis only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.

Key facts of Daktacort cream

  • For the treatment of skin affected by fungal or bacterial infections caused by eczema, dermatitis and athlete’s foot
  • Daktacort can show improvements to your skin infection within 7 days
  • Daktacort has some common side effects which include skin irritation
  • Daktacort cream should not be used on the genitals or anus as it contains steroids which may irritate the skin
  • It can be dangerous if you use Daktacort with certain medications. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician

Who is Daktacort cream suitable for?

Dakracort cream is suitable for children and adults over the age of 10 years.

Who is Daktacort cream not suitable for?

Daktacort cream may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to the prescribing clinician before using if you:

  • Are allergic to miconazole, hydrocortisone or any of the other ingredients in Daktacort, such as macrogol 6-32 stearate, glycol stearate, oleoyl macrogolglycerides, liquid paraffin, butylhydroxyanisole, or benzoic acid
  • Have other skin conditions such as cold sores, herpes, acne, chickenpox, ringworm, or shingles
  • Have a fungal infection but no signs of inflammation. Daktarin cream, which does not contain hydrocortisone may be more suitable
  • Have broken skin
  • Are using any other medication

How and where to get Daktacort cream?

Daktacort cream is available from a number of sources. It is available on prescription or over the counter at a pharmacy.

NowPatient does not allow customers to buy Daktacort cream directly. Our service is certified, safe and effective, and we only ever treat conditions. If you book a consultation with a prescribing clinician for the treatment of psoriasis, you can discuss if Daktacort cream is a suitable treatment option for you.

At the end of the consultation, the clinician will decide if a treatment plan is suitable for you. If it is, the clinician will issue you with a prescription which can then be ordered, paid for and delivered directly to your chosen address by NowPatient.

Dosage and strength for Daktacort cream for psoriasis

Daktacort is available as a cream when used for psoriasis.

Information about how to take Daktacort cream for psoriasis

A small amount of the cream should be applied twice a day to the affected area and surrounding areas of skin only, for 7 days. Wash your hands before and after each application, to avoid spreading the infection to other areas.

Read the patient information leaflet provided with your medication or speak to your healthcare provider for further information.

What happens if you use too much Daktacort cream?

If you use more than prescribed, then it can lead to some unpleasant side effects. You should talk to your doctor or reach out to one of our prescribing clinicians, if you have used too much Daktacort cream and you experience any side effects.

What are the side effects of Daktacort cream?

Side effects include:

  • Skin irritation
  • Burning sensation
  • Itchy skin
  • Skin rash
  • Blurred vision

If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact NHS 111.

If you experience a serious allergic reaction with the signs shown below you should contact emergency services on 999.

  • Hives
  • Your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
  • You’re breathing very fast or struggling to breathe (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
  • Your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
  • Your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
  • You suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
  • Someone faints and cannot be woken up

Always report adverse effects to the MHRA yellow card reporting system. You can read more about this here How and where do I report side effects of my medication? – NowPatient

Information about using Daktacort cream at the same time as other medications or herbal supplements

There is not enough evidence to suggest there are any drug interactions between herbal supplements and Daktacor cream. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements.

Can Daktacort cream used for psoriasis be used long term?

Do not use Daktacort cream for more than 7 days. Speak to a doctor or pharmacist if your skin continues to look infected and/or inflamed after 7 days.

Is there a herbal Daktacort cream?

No. Herbal Daktacort cream does not exist. If you have been marketed such a formulation, it may be fake.

Can women use Daktacort cream?

Women can use Daktacort for the treatment of psoriasis. However, speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using Daktacort cream if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and suffering from a fungal skin infection.

Should I avoid any particular food or drink when using Daktacort cream?

You can eat and drink normally when using Daktacort cream.

What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with psoriasis?

Modify your lifestyle in a number of ways. This may have a positive impact on your psoriasis.

  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce illnesses, especially strep infections
  • Avoid skin injury
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid certain foods

Alternatives to Daktacort cream

Alternatives for the treatment of psoriasis include Dermovate, Fucidin, and Fucibet.


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NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information on this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

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