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Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary 500mg Single Pack
- Effective single dose soft gel pessary to clear the infection
- Irritating thrush symptoms should begin to calm after first application
- Contains Clotrimazole
- Treats the cause of thrush
- The treatment is easy to use at home with an easy to use applicator
Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary 500mg Single Pack
Only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having vaginal thrush.
Canesten soft gel pessary is an effective single-dose treatment for thrush that is easy to insert. Used alongside Canesten External Cream, it lets you treat both the cause and the external symptoms of thrush in a short time.
The treatment is easy to use at home and irritating thrush symptoms should begin to disappear within three days of treatment.
The active substance is clotrimazole and it belongs to a group of medicines called azoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of infections such as vaginal thrush.
6 main thrush symptoms:
- Unusual discharge
Yeast and bacteria are naturally present in your vagina. Thrush occurs when the level of Candida albicans increases. It may feel uncomfortable, but thrush is not an STI or a serious condition and in most cases, it can be treated easily and effectively. Although it’s not an STI, it can be passed back and forth during sex. A weakened immune system, antibiotics or diabetes may make men more susceptible.
- Thrush doesn’t usually change the pH level and has no odour.
Thrush is very common condition – 3 in 4 women suffer from it at least once during their lifetime and it’s not caused by a lack of hygiene. There are times when you're more prone to thrush.
Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary is easy to use at home and irritating thrush symptoms should begin to disappear within three days of treatment.
- Complete - Works to treat the root of the infection and relieve symptoms
- Reliable - Effectiveness based on decades of science and innovation
- Convenient - Easy-to-use format once a day.
- Single Pack (only internal treatment) when no external itching or burning annoys you.
How can I prevent Thrush or avoid future recurrences
If you're worried that thrush will come back or you suffer from recurring symptoms, there are a few things you can try:
- Wear cotton knickers and loose clothing.
- Wash daily.
- After going to the toilet, wipe yourself from the front to back as a thrush infection may be transferred from the bowel.
- Change your sanitary protection regularly.
- Try to avoid wearing tights, nylon knickers and close fitting jeans.
- Try to avoid washing with perfumed soaps or using vaginal deodorants.
- Do not wash or rub yourself hard with sponges or flannels and avoid hot baths with strong perfumed oils.
- Cleanse gently
Canesfresh intimate washes are more delicate than regular soaps to ensure you don’t irritate your intimate area. 0% soap, 0% preservatives.
Canesten alternatives and other treatments
To treat thrush, you can use an internal treatment that contains the active ingredient clotrimazole or fluconazole.
You can choose from vaginal or oral administration: on-the-go oral capsule, regular vaginal pessary or easy-to insert soft gel pessary, as well as soothing vaginal cream.
Combi Pack contains internal treatment & external cream, useful when external symptoms on your vulva stand in your way.
Help prevent thrush from recurring with Canesflor vaginal probiotics. Also helps maintain the natural levels of good bacteria in your vagina after a course of antibiotics.
Canesten Cream or the oral capsule can provide effective treatment for men with thrush infections.
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Is itch a sign of thrush infection?
I hear if you get thrush once, it may come back again. How can I prevent that from happening?
How do I treat thrush?
Is there any Canesten treatment that is more effective?
What is a combination thrush treatment?
Do I need a prescription for Canesten thrush treatments?
Can I use Canesten thrush treatments if I’m pregnant?
During pregnancy women often get thrush because of the hormonal changes going on in the body.
You can treat thrush during pregnancy with vaginal Canesten® thrush treatments that contain clotrimazole. You should not use oral thrush treatment as it contains fluconazole which should be avoided during pregnancy. If you are pregnant and think you have thrush, talk to your healthcare professional before using any product to treat the infection. Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.
What is a combination thrush treatment?
Combination treatments are a 2in1 complete treatment for thrush. All combination treatments include an internal treatment (vaginal pessary, soft gel pessary, vaginal cream or oral capsule) and an external treatment (a tube of cream) and treat both the cause and the symptoms of thrush for complete relief.
What time of day can I use Canesten thrush treatments?
You can use Canesten thrush treatments either at day or night. However, vaginal treatments are best applied before you go to bed, as you can expect some leakage with the product use. For best results, lie down as soon as possible after inserting the vaginal products. This will reduce leakage. You may want to use panty liners to protect your clothing during the time you are using Canesten.
Is there any food or drink, like alcohol, that I need to avoid whilst using Canesten thrush treatments?
No, you can eat and drink normally while using Canesten thrush treatments.
Can you have sex when you have thrush?
It's best to avoid sex until thrush has cleared up.
Important to know that clotrimazole cream can damage the latex used in condoms and diaphragms. This can mean your contraception will not work as well as it should. Consequently, you should use alternative precautions after using Canesten.
Can you get thrush from having sex?
Thrush is not a sexually transmitted infection, however if you are having sex with the same person (male or female) you can pass thrush back and forth, or you can pass it to a new partner. Some women suffer from recurrent attacks of thrush. To reduce the frequency of these attacks, the sexual partner’s penis can be treated with Canesten Thrush External Cream.
In the case that your male partner has thrush symptoms, he can treat it either with Canesten Cream or Canesten Oral Capsule.
What should I do if my symptoms don’t go away after treatment?
Consult your doctor if the symptoms of your infection do not improve within seven days of finishing treatment. It may be also possible that the symptoms are caused by another condition.
Can men get thrush?
Yes, men can get thrush too, even though they may not experience any symptoms. Men can treat thrush with Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule or Canesten Cream.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Most of them are mild and disappear when you stop taking Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary.
As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the pessary. If you are allergic, a reaction will occur soon after you have used the medicine.
If you experience an allergic reaction or the redness, burning, pain, itching or swelling get worse, stop using this product and tell your doctor straight away or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest
hospital. Signs of an allergic reaction may include:
- Swallowing or breathing problems
- Swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue
- Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint
After you use Canesten Thrush Soft Gel 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.
For a full list of side effects, please read the patient information leaflet.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, our Rightdose pharmacists or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can help to make medicines safer by reporting any side-effects to the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
Patient Information Leaflet Canesten 500mg Pessary
Using other medicines:
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. Inform your doctor if you are taking tacrolimus or sirolimus (used to reduce the immune response to prevent rejection after an organ transplant).
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary. If you have informed your doctor or midwife already, follow his/her instructions carefully. To treat internal thrush, your doctor may recommend that you use the pessary without the help of an applicator.
How to store Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary
This product should be stored in the original carton in a dry place in order to protect from moisture.
- Do not use Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary after the expiry date which is stated at one end of the carton and on the foil blister strip of the pessary.
- The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
- Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
- Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
How to use Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary
- Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Canesten.
If Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary has been prescribed for you by your doctor, follow any instructions he/she may have given you.
If you purchased this product without a prescription follow these directions closely:
The applicator should be used to insert the pessary as high as possible into the vagina, preferably before going to sleep at night for convenient and comfortable treatment.
- Wash your hands before removing the foil from the blister pack and again afterwards when you have used the applicator.
- Remove the applicator from the packaging. Pull out the plunger until it stops. Remove the pessary from the foil blister pack and place firmly into the applicator.
- Fix the Soft Gel Pessary firmly into the designated holder of the applicator, by a light twist. The pessary fits tightly into the applicator.
- Carefully put the applicator as deep as is comfortable into the vagina (this is easiest when lying on your back with your knees bent up). Holding the applicator in place, slowly press the plunger until it stops so that the pessary is deposited into the vagina.
- Remove the applicator. Dispose of the applicator in a safe place, out of the reach of children. The applicator cannot be flushed down the toilet.
- Discharge may appear - this is completely normal. Since the pessary dissolves in the vagina, it may be helpful to wear a panty liner.
The symptoms of thrush should disappear within three days of treatment. If no improvement is seen after seven days you must tell your doctor. If the infection returns after seven days you may use one further treatment, but if you have more than two infections within six months you should see your doctor.
- Always read the label.
- Try our complete intimate health regime.
Do not use Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary:
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients of Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary.
Before using Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary, you should see your doctor if:
- You are unsure whether you have thrush or this is the first time you have had these symptoms.
- You have had more than two infections of thrush in the last six months.
- You or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease.
- You are aged under 16 or over 60.
- You have ever had an allergic reaction to Canesten or any other vaginal antifungal products.
- You have any of the following symptoms:
- Irregular vaginal bleeding.
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood-stained discharge.
- 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.
- A foul smelling discharge from the vagina.
This is because Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary may not be the right treatment for you.
As with other pessaries, this product may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. Consequently, you should use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.
- Do not use tampons, intravaginal douches, spermicides or other vaginal products while using this product.
- Avoid vaginal intercourse while you have thrush and during use of this product because your partner could become infected.
- Do not use this product during your period as it may be less effective.
What Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary contains:
The active substance is clotrimazole at a strength of 500mg.
The other ingredients are white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, gelatin, glycerol, water, titanium dioxide (E171), quinoline yellow (E104), sunset yellow (E110), lecithin, medium-chain triglycerides.
What Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary looks like and contents of the pack:
Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary contains a single yellow teardrop-shaped soft vaginal capsule held inside a foil blister pack and one applicator for insertion of the pessary into the vagina.
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