Canesten Combi Pessary & Cream 10g
Canesten Combi Pessary & Cream 10g
Canesten Thrush Combi Pessary & External Cream is a complete treatment for vaginal thrush as it treats both the internal cause and external symptoms. The active substance in Canesten Thrush Combi is clotrimazole, an antifungal agent that fights the cause of infections such as vaginal thrush. The product should only be used if you have been diagnosed with thrush by a doctor.
- Complete treatment for internal and external causes and symptoms
- Contains clotrimazole
- 7 day treatment
What is vaginal thrush?
Vaginal thrush is a yeast infection that can make you feel sore and itchy around your vulva and vagina. It’s also known as vulvovaginal candidiasis. As well as soreness, vaginal thrush symptoms may include a thick white vaginal discharge and pain when peeing or having sex.
How should Canesten Thrush Combi be used?
Canesten Thrush Combi Pessary & External Cream should be used as directed, either by inserting the pessary into the vagina or by applying the cream to the affected area. The pessary and cream should be used together for best results.
Who should not use Canesten Thrush Combi?
Canesten Thrush Combi Pessary & External Cream should not be used if you are allergic to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients, including cetostearyl alcohol. Additionally, the product should not be used during your period, for nail and scalp infections, or if you are under 16 or over 60. If you have ever had an allergic reaction to Canesten or any other vaginal antifungal products, you should see your doctor before using this product.
What should you do before using Canesten Thrush Combi?
Before using Canesten Thrush Combi Pessary & External Cream, you should see your doctor if you are unsure whether you have thrush, if you have had more than two infections of thrush in the last six months, if you or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease, or if you have any symptoms such as irregular vaginal bleeding, abnormal vaginal bleeding, ulcers, blisters or sores of the vagina or vulva, lower abdominal pain, pain or difficulty in passing urine, fever or chills, feeling sick or vomiting, diarrhoea, or a foul-smelling discharge from the vagina.
What are the possible side effects of Canesten Thrush Combi?
Canesten Thrush Combi Pessary & External Cream may cause local skin irritation, such as a rash, itching, or redness, due to the presence of cetostearyl alcohol in the cream. Additionally, as with other creams and pessaries, the product may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms.
How should Canesten Thrush Combi be stored?
Canesten Thrush Combi Pessary & External Cream should be stored in accordance with the instructions on the packaging and away from light and heat.
What is the active substance in Canesten Thrush Combi?
The active substance in Canesten Thrush Combi Pessary & External Cream is clotrimazole, which belongs to a group of medicines called azoles and is an antifungal agent that fights the cause of infections such as vaginal thrush.
The vaginal tablet is a 500mg vaginal tablet containing Clotrimazole 500mg.
The 10g Tube of External Cream contains Clotrimazole 200mg (2%w/w).
Usage and Instructions
Ages 16 to 60
Wash your hands before and after using the vaginal tablet pessary & cream. Insert the vaginal pessary into the vagina preferably at night using the applicator provided and apply the cream thinly to the affected area 2 to 3 times a day. If no improvement is seen after 7 days consult your doctor.
Medical advice should be sought if this is the first time the patient has experienced symptoms of candidal vaginitis.
Before using Canesten Combi Pessary and Cream, medical advice must be sought if any of the following are applicable:
- more than two infections of candidal vaginitis in the last 6 months.
- previous history of sexually transmitted disease or exposure to partner with sexually transmitted disease.
- pregnancy or suspected pregnancy.
- aged under 16 or over 60 years.- known hypersensitivity to imidazoles or other vaginal antifungal products.- irregular vaginal bleeding.
- abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood-stained discharge.
- vulval or vaginal ulcers, blisters or sores.
- lower abdominal pain or dysuria.
- any adverse events such as redness, irritation or swelling associated with the treatment.
- fever or chills.
- nausea or vomiting.- diarrhoea.
- foul smelling vaginal discharge.
This is not licensed for sale of persons under 16 years of age and above 60 years of age. If you have symptoms, please consult a doctor.
After you use Canesten Thrush Pessary you might experience: Itching, rash, swelling, redness, discomfort, burning, irritation, vaginal peeling or bleeding. Pain in the abdomen or pelvic area. If you experience any of the above effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.