Canesten Thrush Pessary 500mg
- Active Ingredient: Clotrimazole
- Suitable for: Adults aged 16 to 60 years old
- Buy with confidence from UK registered pharmacy
Canesten Thrush Pessary is a single application for the treatment of vaginal thrush. It is inserted into the vagina for treatment at the site of infection. Only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having vaginal thrush.
What is Canesten Thrush Pessary and what is it used for?
Canesten Thrush Pessary is a single application for the treatment of vaginal thrush. It is inserted into the vagina for treatment at the site of infection.
Only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having vaginal thrush. The active substance in Canesten Thrush 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 Thrush Pessary
Do not use Canesten Thrush Pessary:
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients of Canesten Thrush Pessary (see Section 6.
- During your period as it may be less effective.
Before using Canesten Thrush 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 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.
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 Thrush 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.
Like all medicines, Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule
can cause side eects, although not everybody
As with all medicines, some people may be
allergic to the capsule. If you are allergic, a reaction will occur
soon after you have taken it. If you experience an allergic
reaction, 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.
If you experience any of the following, please contact your
doctor or pharmacist immediately – you may need urgent
• Severe condition with blistering and peeling of the skin,
mouth, eyes or genitals.
• Liver disorders with symptoms such as yellowing of the
skin or eyes, dark urine or pale stools.
• Change in heart rhythm or rate.
Additionally, if any of the following side eects gets
serious, or if you notice any side eects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Common side eects (may aect up to 1 in 10 people) are:
• stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, feeling sick, vomiting
• increases in blood tests of liver function
Uncommon side eects (may aect up to 1 in 100 people)
• reduction in red blood cells which can make skin pale
and cause weakness or breathlessness
• decreased appetite
• inability to sleep, feeling drowsy
• fit, dizziness, sensation of spinning, tingling, pricking or
numbness, changes in sense of taste
• constipation, indigestion, wind, dry mouth
• muscle pain
• wheals, blistering (hives), itching, increased sweating
• fatigue, general feeling of being unwell, fever
Rare side eects (may aect up to 1 in 1,000 people) are:
• lower than normal white blood cells that help defend
against infections and red blood cells that help to stop
bleeding, respectively causing recurrent infections like
cold and flu and increased bleeding/blood thinning (if
you cut yourself)
• red or purple discoloration of the skin which may be
caused by low platelet count, other blood cell changes
• blood chemistry changes (high blood levels of
• low blood potassium
• hair loss
Frequency not known, but may occur (cannot be estimated
from the available data):
• hypersensitivity reaction with skin rash, fever, swollen
glands, increase in a type of white blood cell
(eosinophilia) and inflammation of internal organs (liver,
lungs, heart, kidneys and large intestine) (Drug Reaction
or rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms