Gyno-Daktarin

Gyno-Daktarin cream contains an anti-fungal called miconazole nitrate. It is used for infections of the vagina and the skin around the vagina. Signs of these infections include itching, redness and white discharge.

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What is Gyno-Daktarin?

Gyno-Daktarin is an antifungal cream. It contains miconazole which is an antifungal agent. It is mainly used for fungal infection in the vagina and is extremely effective in combating thrush.

Gyno-Daktarin cream can be used in combination with an oral antifungal pill such as Diflucan to treat thrush.

How does Gyno-Daktarin work?

Most cases of thrush are caused by the yeast called Candida albicans but other types of Candida spp. can also cause thrush.

Gyno-Daktarin contains miconazole, is an anti-fungal medicine for the treatment of yeast and fungal infections. The medicine is used to treat fungal infections of the vagina, such as vaginal thrush.

Miconazole kills yeasts and fungi by interfering with their cell membranes. This medication works by stopping the production of the substance ergosterol, an essential component of fungal cell membranes. The disruption in the ergosterol production affects the cell membrane, which makes it vulnerable to destruction.

The cell membranes are vital for the fungi’s survival. They prevent foreign substances from entering the cells and at the same time stop the leaking out of the contents of the cells.

The miconazole cream also has the dual purpose of targeting certain bacteria, this is also beneficial as some of these bacteria can worsen the symptoms.

What are the benefits of Gyno-Daktarin?

Treatment of vaginal thrush and relief of symptoms.

The cream formula helps to provide immediate relief from the troublesome vaginal symptoms.

How to use Gyno-Daktarin

This product is for vaginal use only. 

Wash your hands before and after use. Avoid contact with this product with your eyes. If it gets into your eyes, wash them right away with plenty of water.

Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use the medication usually once daily at bedtime for 1 to 7 nights depending on the product used, or as directed by your doctor.

If using the vaginal cream, follow the package instructions on how to fill/use the applicator with the cream. Lie on your back with your knees toward your chest. Insert one applicator filled with cream into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go. Slowly press the plunger of the applicator in to apply the cream. Make sure to insert the correct cream for use inside the vagina, not the skin cream for use on the outer genital area (vulva).

If you have itching/burning around the outside of the vagina (vulva), apply the skin cream to that area usually twice a day for no more than 7 days.

Continue to use this medication every day for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days or if your menstrual period starts. Stopping the medication too soon may allow the yeast infection to return.

Do not use tampons, douches, spermicides or other vaginal products while using this medication. Unscented sanitary napkins may be used for your menstrual period or to protect your clothing from leakage of the medication.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 3 days or lasts more than 7 days. Tell your doctor if your infection returns within 2 months. You may need a different or additional medication to treat your condition.

Side effects & precautions

Precautions

Before using this, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungal agents (such as terconazole, fluconazole); or if you have any other allergies.

Do not use this medication for self-treatment if you are pregnant. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.

Side-effects

Miconazole is unlikely to cause any side effects. Those reported have been mild and temporary:

  • Irritation
  • Redness

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly (see details below). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

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