Daktarin Gold 2% cream is a fast acting antifungal cream that provides rapid itch relief and long lasting protection against athlete's foot.

Once applied, Daktarin Gold continues to work for long lasting protection.

Daktarin Gold 2% Cream contains ketoconazole and is for the treatment of the following mycotic infections of the skin: tinea pedis, tinea cruris and candidal intertrigo.

How To Use Daktarin Gold Cream:

For Athlete’s Foot (Infections Between The Toes):

Rub the cream gently between the toes and surrounding area once or twice a day (morning and night) for 4 to 6 weeks. Treatment may be necessary for up to 6 weeks

Continue to apply the cream to the affected areas for a few days after signs of infection have cleared to prevent them coming back.

If symptoms have not improved within 4 weeks talk to your doctor.

For Dhobie Itch and Sweat Rash (Candidal Intertrigo):

Rub the cream into the affected and surrounding area once or twice daily.

Continue treatment for a few days after signs of infection have cleared. Treatment may be necessary for up to 4 weeks. You may feel relief from symptoms quickly but it is important that you continue to use the cream as described to prevent them from coming back.

If symptoms have not improved within 4 weeks talk to your doctor.


Ketoconazole 2% (20mg).

Other Ingredients: Propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, isopropyl myristate, sodium sulphite (E221) and purified water.

Facts about Athletes Foot:

How do you catch Athlete’s Foot?
It’s extremely infectious so anyone can pick it up, especially people sharing communal changing rooms and showers. Once the fungal spores have been transferred onto the feet, they thrive in the warm, moist areas between the toes. The skin soon becomes inflamed and itchy with flaking or cracking occurring. The infected flakes of skin are then shed onto the floor or into the socks and shoes by walking or friction. Someone else will be easily infected if they step on these flakes, or if they share towels or footwear with someone who has already got Athlete’s Foot. What is more, even if you’ve already got rid of your Athlete’s Foot, it’s very easy to re-infect yourself. The spores can live on or in your shoes or socks and if you don’t change them regularly, or treat them with antifungal powders or spray powders, the Athlete’s Foot soon returns.

How to prevent re-infection:
If you want to avoid the vicious circle of re-infection, here are a few helpful hints.

  • Spray inside your shoes and socks with fungicidal powder before putting them on.
  • Don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day. This helps reduce the build-up of sweat which provides the moisture on which the fungus thrives
  • Avoid synthetic footwear. Choose cotton socks and leather shoes which allow your feet to breathe
  • Avoid sharing towels or footwear
  • Avoid walking barefoot in changing rooms
  • Dry thoroughly between your toes and keep toenails short as this reduces the number of places fungi can grow


Who Should Not Use Daktarin Gold 2% Cream?

Do not use this medicine IF:

  • You have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist:

If you recently used a cream, ointment or lotion on your skin infection that contains a corticosteroid (a group of medicines that work by reducing inflammation caused by a variety of skin conditions): You should continue to apply a mild corticosteroid (such as hydrocortisone) cream, ointment or lotion in the morning whilst applying Daktarin Gold 2% cream in the evening. The mild corticosteroid treatment can then be gradually stopped over a period of 2 to 3 weeks.

Can I Use Daktarin Gold 2% Cream If I Am Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you do breast-feed, do not apply the gel to your nipple to treat your baby.

Can I Buy Daktarin Gold 2% Cream Over The Counter?

This medicine is available to buy over the counter. You do not need a prescription to buy Daktarin Gold 2% Cream but you will be asked some questions about your medical health when you add it to your basket. Our pharmacist will check your consultation prior to despatch to ensure it is safe and appropriate for you.

Always read the patient information leaflet before using this medicine.

Useful Information

This product is a medicine, and the sales are monitored to ensure the safety of our customers. From time to time we may impose limits on the amounts you may purchase and apply restrictions to the frequency of orders. For helpful advice please read Our Policies in the footer of the site to understand more.

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children and below 25c in a dry place away from direct sunlight.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product and if you have any questions please contact one of our pharmacists for more information.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

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