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Daktarin Intensiv Cream
Ketoconazole 2% w/w.
Excipients include: propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol.
For full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
White homogenous cream.
For the treatment of the following mycotic infections of the skin: tinea pedis and tinea cruris.
Ketoconazole cream is for use in adults.
For the treatment of tinea pedis (athlete's foot) and tinea cruris (dhobie itch).
Tinea cruris and tinea pedis: It is recommended that Daktarin Intensiv Cream be applied once or twice daily to cover the affected and immediate surrounding area.
The usual duration of treatment is tinea cruris 2-4 weeks, tinea pedis 4-6 weeks.
Treatment should be continued, until a few days after disappearance of all symptoms. The diagnosis should be reconsidered if no clinical improvement is noted after 4 weeks of treatment.
Method of administration: Topical administration
The safety and efficacy of Daktarin Intensiv Cream in children (17 years and younger) has not been established.
Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients listed in section 6.1
Daktarin Intensiv cream is not for ophthalmic use.
To prevent a rebound effect after stopping a prolonged treatment with topical corticosteroids it is recommended to continue applying a mild topical corticosteroid in the morning and to apply Daktarin Intensiv cream in the evening, and to subsequently and gradually withdraw the steroid therapy over a period of 2-3 weeks.
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant or lactating women. To date, no other relevant epidemiological data are available. Data on a limited number of exposed pregnancies indicate no adverse effects of topical ketoconazole on pregnancy or on the health of the foetus/newborn child. Animal studies have shown reproductive toxicity at doses that are not relevant to the topical administration of ketoconazole.
Plasma concentrations of ketoconazole are not detectable after topical application of Daktarin Intensiv cream to the skin of non-pregnant humans (See Pharmacokinetic properties, section 5.2). There are no known risks associated with the use of Daktarin Intensiv cream in pregnancy or lactation.
The safety of ketoconazole cream was evaluated in 1079 subjects who participated in 30 clinical trials. Ketoconazole cream was applied topically to the skin.
Based on pooled safety data from these clinical trials, the most commonly reported (≥1% incidence) ADRs were (with % incidence): application site pruritus (2%), skin burning sensation (1.9%), and application site erythema (1%). Including the above-mentioned adverse drug reactions (ADRs), the following table displays ADRs that have been reported with the use of ketoconazole cream from either clinical trial or postmarketing experiences. The displayed frequency categories use the following convention:
(≥1/100 to <1/10)
(≥1/1,000 to <1/100)
(≥1/10,000 to <1/1,000)
(cannot be estimated from the available clinical trial data).
System Organ Class
Adverse Drug Reactions
(≥1/100 to <1/10)
(≥1/1,000 to <1/100)
Immune System Disorders
Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders
Skin burning sensation
General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions
Application site erythema
Application site pruritus
Application site bleeding
Application site discomfort
Application site dryness
Application site inflammation
Application site irritation
Application site paraesthesia
Application site reaction
Reporting of suspected adverse reactionsReporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
Excessive topical application may lead to erythema, oedema and a burning sensation, which will disappear upon discontinuation of the treatment.
In the event of accidental ingestion, supportive and symptomatic measures should be carried out.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: ATC code: D01AC08
Ketoconazole has a potent antimycotic action against dermatophytes and yeasts. Ketoconazole cream acts rapidly on the pruritus, which is commonly seen in dermatophyte and yeast infections. This symptomatic improvement often occurs before the first signs of healing are observed.
A study in 250 patients has shown that application twice daily for 7 days of ketoconazole 2% cream vs clotrimazole 1% cream for 4 weeks on both feet demonstrated efficacy in patients with tinea pedis (athlete's foot) presenting lesions between the toes.
The primary efficacy endpoint was negative microscopic KOH examination at 4 weeks. Ketoconazole 2% treatment showed equivalent efficacy to 4 weeks clotrimazole 1% treatment. There was no evidence of relapse following treatment with ketoconazole cream at 8 weeks.
Plasma concentrations of ketoconazole were not detectable after topical administration of ketoconazole Cream in adults on the skin. In one study in infants with seborrhoeic dermatitis (n = 19), where approximately 40 g of ketoconazole cream was applied daily on 40% of the body surface area, plasma levels of ketoconazole were detected in 5 infants, ranging from 32 to 133 ng/mL.
Effects in non-clinical studies were observed only at exposures considered sufficiently in excess of the maximum human exposure indicating little relevance to clinical use.
Sodium sulphite anhydrous (E221)
Do not store above 25°C.
Tube made of 99.7% aluminum, lined on inner side with heat polymerised epoxyphenol resin with a latex coldseal ring at the end of the tube. The cap is made of 60% polypropylene, 30% calcium carbonate and 10% glyceryl monostearate.
Tubes of 5, 15 and 30g.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
No special requirements.
Any unused medicinal products or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
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