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Daktarin Oral Gel


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We deliver medications between Monday and Saturday. You can upgrade to Saturday delivery on Friday.

My Order Hasn’t Arrived What Should I Do?

You should receive a tracking number with your order which you can use this number to track your parcel online. This should give you a clear indication of where your parcel is. If you haven’t received your parcel in the time frame given by our couriers, contact your local depot to find out where it is. You can also contact our support team who will do this for you.

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On checkout you will be asked to leave your mobile number so our courier can text you about the delivery. This is also useful if the courier has problems finding your address. We will not use your mobile number for anything else.

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How Can I Pay for My Order?

You can pay for your order using credit, debit card or via bank transfer.

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If you don’t have a credit or debit card you can pay via bank transfer. We will give you a unique reference number at checkout along with details of how to make the transfer. Once the money has cleared in our account, we will process your order.

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You can pay for your order using credit, debit card and bank transfer.

Card Payment: Please notify us that you wish to cancel your order. Your refund will show available In 1 - 3 days.

Bank Transfer: A member of our team will contact you requesting for your bank details. These details are only used to transfer the funds back into your account.

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Patient Reviews: How Daktarin Oral Gel Has Made a Difference

Buy Daktarin 2% Oral Gel Online UK

Daktarin 2% Oral Gel is used to treat oral thrush, and bring relief from pain and discomfort in the mouth. It is available in 15g tubes from our online pharmacy.

The sugar-free gel is orange flavoured, making it more palatable. Daktarin can be used by the whole family, including adults and children over the age of 4 months.

Daktarin Oral Gel is available to buy without a prescription from online pharmacies, such as Prescription Doctor, as well as high-street pharmacies and some supermarkets.

To begin your order and buy Daktarin Oral Gel today, you just need to answer a few simple medical questions. Order before 3pm Mon-Fri for our pharmacy to dispatch your item the same day via a discreet next day delivery.

What is oral thrush?

Oral thrush is a fungal infection which develops in the mouth, throat and gullet (oesophagus).

Symptoms of oral thrush include:

  • Redness inside the mouth and throat
  • Stinging or burning sensation in the mouth
  • Unpleasant taste
  • White patches in the mouth

Oral thrush can be caused by:

  • having a weakened immune system due to a condition such as diabetes or HIV
  • taking certain medications such as corticosteroid inhalers or oral antibiotics
  • smoking
  • wearing dentures

Thrush can spread if it gets into the bloodstream, so it’s important to treat it as soon as you can.

Oral thrush can be treated with over-the-counter oral thrush gel such as Daktarin Oral Gel, which you can buy from UK registered pharmacies such as Prescription Doctor.

How Does Daktarin Oral Gel Work Against Oral Thrush?

Daktarin Oral Gel contains an antifungal called miconazole that targets the fungus causing oral thrush by disrupting its cell membrane. 

Miconazole destroys fungal cells directly to clear up the infection.

How long does Daktarin Oral Gel take to work?

It typically takes 1 week for Daktarin Oral Gel to clear symptoms of oral thrush.

However, you should continue taking Daktarin Oral Gel for 1 week after your symptoms have disappeared.

How Do I Use Daktarin Oral Gel?

Daktarin Oral Gel is applied to the inside of the mouth to treat oral thrush.

You should apply Daktarin Oral Gel at regular intervals throughout the day after food.

The typical dose of Daktarin Oral Gel for Adults and children over the age of two is 2.5 ml (half a 5 ml spoonful) 4 times a day.

Use the included 5 ml medical spoon to measure out Daktarin Oral Gel. Using a kitchen spoon may provide an inaccurate quantity of Daktarin Oral Gel, resulting in taking too little or too much.

With a clean finger, apply the gel to the affected areas inside your mouth.

Keep the gel in your mouth for as long as possible - don’t swallow it straight away.

After applying Daktarin Oral Gel, avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes afterwards. This prevents you from washing away the gel too soon.

How long should I use Daktarin Oral Gel for?

You should use Daktarin Oral Gel for 2 weeks.

If your symptoms do not clear up after using Daktarin Oral Gel for 1 week, speak to one of our doctors online.

How do I use Dakatrin Oral Gel with dentures?

Daktarin Oral Gel can be used with dentures.

Remove your dentures and rub some Daktarin Oral Gel on them before bed. This can prevent thrush from infecting your dentures.

What should I do if I forget to use Daktarin Oral Gel when I should?

If you forget to use Daktarin Oral Gel when you should, use it as soon as you remember.

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use Daktarin Oral Gel at the next usual time.

Do not use more Daktarin Oral Gel to make up for a missed dose.

What should I do if I use more Daktarin than I should?

If you or someone else uses more Daktarin Oral Gel than you should, inform your doctor as soon as possible or go straight to the nearest accident and emergency.

Remember to take the packaging with you, even if there is no medicine left, as this can be useful for doctors treating you.

Daktarin Oral Gel Side Effects and Cautions

You should always read the patient information leaflet before taking Daktarin oral gel. The patient information leaflet contains instructions on how to use and store the gel, as well as important information regarding the safety of Daktarin gel.

You can view the patient information leaflet for Daktarin online.

Daktarin oral gel and other medicines

Do not Daktarin oral gel if you are on any of the following medicines:

  • Astemizole
  • Cisapride
  • Oral midazolam
  • Mizolastine
  • Pimozide
  • Quetiapine
  • Quinidine
  • Sertindole
  • Simvastatin
  • Lovastatin
  • Terfenadine
  • Triazolam
  • Warfarin

If you are unsure whether Daktarin is safe to take with any other medicine you are currently taking, speak to our online doctor or a pharmacist for advice.

Please inform our medical team of all medicines you are currently taking. There is a section on our medical form where you can provide this information.

Side effects of Daktarin Oral Gel

All medicines carry the risk of side effects, though not everybody experiences them. You must understand the risks associated with taking any medicine, and to remain aware of side effects and reactions to the medicine.

Common side effects of Daktarin Oral Gel include:

  • Discomfort in the mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Regurgitation
  • Strange taste in mouth
  • Vomiting

Uncommon side effects of Daktarin Oral Gel include:

  • Loss or abnormal sense of taste

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Daktarin Oral Gel, including a complete list of side effects, can be found within the patient information leaflet.

If you experience any side effects, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, report them to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice. You can also inform one of our online doctors for advice.


Do not use Daktarin Oral Gel if you are allergic to miconazole or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

If you experience the signs of an allergic reaction after using Daktarin Oral Gel, stop using Daktarin and seek immediate medical attention by going straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you - this can help the doctors treating you.

Signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Chest tightening
  • Dry, red and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red watery eyes
  • Itchy, raised, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Wheezing

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

You should inform your doctor if you are pregnant, might be pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or are breastfeeding, before taking Daktarin Oral Gel.

Your doctor will be able to advise you on whether you can take Daktarin Oral Gel during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Other safety information

If you have any questions about Daktarin Oral Gel or oral thrush, you can send a message to one of our online doctors via the messages option under your Prescription Doctor account.

Please inform our medical team of all medicines you are currently taking, including those bought over the counter, prescribed by your doctor, as well as any health or herbal supplements you are taking.

Do not use Daktarin Oral Gel past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The date refers to the last day of the specified month.

Do not store Daktarin Oral Gel over 30°C.

Never throw away Daktarin via household or water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your pharmacy and ask them to dispose of it safely on your behalf.

Always store medicine out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anybody else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms or have the same condition as you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy Daktarin Oral Gel?

You can buy Daktarin Oral Gel online from Prescription Doctor’s UK based pharmacy. Simply complete our online medical form for one of our doctors to review. If your order is approved before 3pm on weekdays, our pharmacy can dispense and dispatch the medicine to your door via a discreet, next-day delivery.

Can Daktarin Oral Gel be used to treat cold sores?

Daktarin Oral Gel is used for oral fungal infections, and is not intended to treat cold sores.

Cold sores are typically caused by viruses and require topical antivirals or hydrocortisone cream.

If you are unsure about your symptoms, it’s best to speak to your doctor.

Can you buy Daktarin Oral Gel over the counter?

You can buy Daktarin Oral Gel over the counter from UK registered pharmacies, or online from services like Prescription Doctor.

How much does Daktarin Oral Gel cost?

At Prescription Doctor, a single 15g tube of Daktarin Oral Gel costs just £6.99. You can view our prices at the top of the page under "review more prices".

Can I swallow Daktarin Oral Gel?

You can swallow Daktarin Oral Gel, however, you should avoid swallowing it straight away.

Keep Daktarin Oral Gel in your mouth for as long as possible to allow the active ingredient to be absorbed into the infected areas.

Can oral thrush be passed on through kissing?

While oral thrush can be passed on to others through kissing, it is unlikely to cause infection this way unless they are already at risk of developing oral thrush.

Women breastfeeding a child with oral thrush may experience thrush on nipples.

Can I get Daktarin Oral Gel from Tesco?

As of December 2021, Daktarin Oral Gel is not available to buy online from Tesco, Asda, Morrison's or other supermarkets.

However, you can buy Daktarin 2% Oral Gel online from Prescription Doctor's UK pharmacy. We offer a fast and discreet delivery on all order to ensure your privacy.

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How does Daktarin Oral Gel work against oral thrush?

How do I use Daktarin Oral gel?

Daktarin Oral Gel Side Effects and Cautions

Frequently Asked Questions


Janssen-Cilag LTD, 2021. Daktarin Oral Gel: Summary of Product Characteristics

NHS, 2020. Oral Thrush

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Daktarin Oral Gel
  • Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Active Ingredient(s): Miconazole
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Gel
  • Available Strength: 20mg/g.
  • Exemption: POM
  • Application: Oral Gel
  • Dosage: Half (½) a 5 ml spoonful four times a day.
  • Description: Daktarin oral gel is a medicine which is used to treat fungal infections of the mouth, throatandgullet.
  • Drug Class: Antifungal
  • Alcohol Consumption: Do not consume alcohol while taking Daktarin
  • When Pregnant: Inform our prescriber if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.
  • When Breastfeeding: Inform our prescriber if you are breastfeeding.
  • Price: 7.99 GBP
Click here to view the Daktarin Oral Gel - Patient Information Leaflet
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