The name of your medicine is Gyno-Daktarin 20 mg/g vaginal cream. It is called Gyno-Daktarin cream in this leaflet.
Gyno-Daktarin cream is for use in adults.
Gyno-Daktarin cream contains a medicine called miconazole nitrate. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘antifungals’. It is used for infections of the vagina and the skin around the vagina. Signs of these infections include itching, redness and white discharge.
Gyno-Daktarin cream works by destroying the fungus that causes the infection and some of the bacteria which may also be present. Your sexual partner may also need to be treated. Ask your doctor for advice
About vaginal thrush
Vaginal thrush is a very common problem affecting women of all ages. It has nothing to do with poor hygiene. It is often caused by a fungus (Candida albicans) that is present in everybody. The fungus is normally kept in check by the body’s defences.
Sometimes the fungus can become a problem due to:
• Recent use of antibiotics
• Use of oral contraceptives
• Wearing tight clothing
• Over use of hot baths and bath additives
You can prevent infections coming back by:
• Washing the infected area in the morning and evening with plain, warm water. It is important that you dry thoroughly
• Wiping backwards (away from the vagina) after visiting the toilet
• Not using medicated and perfumed bath additives
• Not wearing tight clothing
Uses / Instructions
For infections of the vagina
Your doctor may suggest treatment over 7 days:
• Insert the cream into the vagina once daily before bedtime for 7 days
Your doctor will tell you how much cream to use and for how long you should use it.
See patient information leaflet for information on how to apply it.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Gyno-Daktarin cream:
• If you are using a ‘barrier’ method of contraception. This includes condoms or diaphragms. This is because Gyno-Daktarin cream can damage the latex and stop them working properly. Talk to your doctor about using another type of contraception while you are using this medicine
• Do not allow other people to use your flannel or towel. This will stop them from getting your infection.
Stop using Gyno-Daktarin cream and tell your doctor straight away if you notice the following. You may need medical treatment.
• Severe irritation or reddening of the skin, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, light headedness, wheezing or difficulty breathing or other signs of allergy during the first few days of treatment. This only happens in a small number of people
Other side effects:
• Local irritation (around or inside the vagina), itching or burning sensation of the treated area. This is much milder than an allergic reaction. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if these feelings continue
• Skin rash or hives (also known as nettle rash or urticaria)
• Stomach pain
• Low stomach pains (pelvic cramps)
• Infection of urine or pain in passing urine
• Vaginal bleeding
• Feeling sick (nausea)
• Redness of the face
The active substance is miconazole nitrate. Gyno-Daktarin cream contains 2%
The other ingredients are purified water, PEG-6, PEG-32, glycol stearate, oleoyl
macroglycerides, liquid paraffin, benzoic acid (E210) and butylated