Canesten 500mg Pessary (1 Pessary)
- Active Ingredient: Clotrimazole
- Treatment For Vaginal Thrush
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Canesten 500mg Pessary is a full course of treatment for vaginal thrush (candidiasis). It is inserted into the vagina for treatment at the site of infection.
What is Canesten 500mg Pessary and what is it used for?
Canesten 500mg Pessary is a full course of treatment for vaginal thrush (candidiasis). It is inserted into the vagina for treatment at the site of infection. The active substance in Canesten 500mg Pessary is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called azoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of infections such as vaginal thrush.
Before you use Canesten 500mg Pessary
Do not use Canesten 500mg Pessary:
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients of Canesten 500mg Pessary (see Section 6.
- During your period as it may be less effective.
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.
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 breast-feeding:
If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten 500mg 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.