Canesten thrush combi pessary and external cream has been formulated to clear the cause and symptoms of thrush. This complete treatment eases and relieves the internal and external symptoms such as; whitish, odourless vaginal discharge, persistent burning, itching, redness, swelling and soreness of the vagina and vulva. Our classic combi pack includes a traditional pessary to treat your internal infection at the source, and a tube of double strength thrush cream* to relieve your irritating symptoms.
The pessary contains; Clotrimazole 500mg, Lactose Monohydrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Lactic Acid, Maize Starch, Crospovidone, Calcium Lactate Pentahydrate, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide and Hypromellose.
The 10g tube of cream contains; Clotrimazole 200mg (2% w/w), Sorbitan Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol, Benzyl Alcohol and Purified Water.
Thinly and evenly applied to the area around the entrance of the vagina, 2 or 3 times a day and smoothed in gently.
The symptoms of thrush should disappear within three days of treatment. If no improvement is seen after seven days, you must tell your doctor.
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. To fit the pessary into the applicator, the holder of the applicator needs to be squeezed lightly at both sides. The pessary fits tightly into the applicator and needs to be squeezed into the holder to about 1cm.
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.
Since the pessary dissolves in the vagina, it may be helpful to wear a panty liner because it is quite common to notice a white chalky residue after using the pessary. This does not mean that the treatment has not worked. However, if you notice pieces of undissolved pessary, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist, as the treatment may not have worked properly.
Do not use during your period as it may be less effective
Do not use Canesten combi pessary and cream but consult your doctor if this is the first time you have had symptoms of vaginal thrush
Do not use to treat nail or scalp infections
Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the pessary or cream, or other vaginal treatments for thrush
Do not use the pessary or cream, and see your doctor as soon as possible if; you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant; you have had more than two episodes of vaginal thrush in the last six months or you or your partner has previously had a sexually transmitted disease
Do not use if you have any of the following symptoms; irregular or 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, diarrhoea, redness, irritation or swelling associated with treatment
The cream contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin irritation (e.g. rash, itching or redness)
As with other creams and 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 store above 25°C
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, pimple-like bumps, tenderness, or flaking of the treated skin may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
What is Canesten Combi?
When you suffer from thrush, you can experience a lot of discomfort with soreness, itching, and pain depending on the severity of the infection. If you are looking for an effective, fast-acting, and proven treatment for the symptoms of thrush, Canesten Combi Pessary & Cream 2% is an excellent choice.
If you have not had thrush before it is important to get your symptoms diagnosed by a doctor or health professional first because sometimes they can be similar to some sexually transmitted diseases. Future episodes can be treated by visiting The Independent Pharmacy.
What is Canesten Combi used for?
This is a combination treatment for vaginal thrush that can tackle the external symptoms of this condition as well as being able to tackle the infection itself internally. The treatment includes a pessary, which is inserted internally as well as a cream that is applied to deal with external symptoms such as itching.
How does Canesten Combi work?
Canesten Combi contains both a pessary for internal use and an external cream that both contain the active ingredient clotrimazole, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat infections caused by fungi. Clotrimazole targets and kills the internal and external fungi that cause symptoms of thrush by interfering with their cell membranes.
Canesten Combi Warnings
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Consult your doctor if this is your first time to experience candidal vaginitis symptoms.
If you or your partner has ever had a sexually transmitted disease, or if you have had more than 2 candidal vaginitis in the last 6 months, consult your doctor before using the product.
If you are aged over 60 years of age or under 16 years of age, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to vaginal antifungal products including imidazoles and Canesten, consult your doctor before using the product.
Avoid using the product, if you are pregnant, or trying to become pregnant.
Consult your doctor before using the product if you have irregular and abnormal vaginal bleeding or foul-smelling vaginal discharge or blood-stained discharge, nausea or vomiting, fever or chills, diarrhoea, vaginal or vulval ulcers, sores or blisters, dysuria, lower abdominal pain or adverse events such as irritation, redness or swelling associated with this product.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.