The Canesten thrush duo contains an oral capsule and tube of external cream that work together to fight thrush at the source of infection. Thrush is a common yeast infection that many people experience at some point in their lives, especially women. Symptoms include itching, irritation, burning sensation when you go the loo or unusual vaginal discharge. The active ingredient in Canesten oral capsule is fluconazole, an anti fungal that works to restore the balance of good and bad bacteria in your body and fight against the fungi or yeast that may be causing your thrush.
Capsule active ingredients: Fluconazole 150mg.
Other ingredients: Lactose Monohydrate.
Cream active ingredients: Clotrimazole 200mg (2% w/w).
Other ingredients: Benzyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol, Purified Water.
Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water (with or without food).
The cream should only be used externally.
Apply thinly and evenly over the affected area 2 or 3 times daily and rub in gently.
Treatment should be continued until the symptoms disappear, or up to 1 week in women and up to 2 weeks in men. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days, see your doctor.
Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use
Consult your doctor or a pharmacist before use if you are taking any medication other than the contraceptive pill and if you are under 16 or over 60
The capsule is for oral use
The cream is for external use only
Keep out of the reach and sight of children
Do not store above 25°C
Do not use after the expiry date
As with other creams, this product may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms
Do not use if you are
Allergic to any of the ingredients, taking the antihistamine terfenadine or the medicine cisapride, pregnant, trying for a baby and/or breast-feeding
The capsule contains lactose monohydrate
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 Oral Capsule?
Canesten Oral Capsule is an antifungal treatment, containing the ingredient fluconazole, used to treat thrush in both men and women. All you need is one capsule to kill the infection at the source, quickly clearing unpleasant discharge and the annoying itch caused by thrush.
Each box contains just one 150 mg capsule, which can be taken any time after thrush symptoms appear, symptoms should begin to ease within a few days. If you continue to have symptoms after 7 days you should speak to a doctor for advice.
What are Canesten Oral Capsules used for?
Thrush is a fungal infection that very commonly affects women but can also affect men. Canesten Oral Capsule can be taken by both women and men to quickly clear up infections of thrush that affect the vagina and penis.
Symptoms of thrush:
White (cottage cheese) discharge
Itching and irritation around the entrance to the vagina and the head of the penis/ under the foreskin
Women may also experience pain or stinging during sex or when urinating
Men may also experience an unpleasant smell or tightening of the foreskin
How do Canesten Oral Capsules work?
Fluconazole is the active ingredient in each Canesten Oral Capsule. It is an antifungal agent that targets the fungi that cause thrush and prevents the cells from being able to reproduce, which results in the cells dying and the infection clearing.
You can take a Canesten Oral Capsule alongside other treatments for thrush, such as Canesten pessaries or Canesten Thrush Cream.