What is the Canesten oral capsule used for?
Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule is a full course of treatment for thrush.
What is Thrush?
Thrush is a common yeast infection and affects both sexes. The ailment is usually harmless, but can keep coming back. Also, it is not classed as a sexually transmitted disease.
Thrush symptoms in women.
Do you have a white discharge from your vagina? It may look cottage cheese, with no smell. Additionally, you may have irritation around the vagina.Do you have soreness and stinging during sex? Is it sore when you pee? All these are symptoms of Thrush.
Thrush symptoms in men.
Do you have Irritation, burning or redness at the head of the penis? Is there a white discharge, like cottage cheese? Additionally you may have difficulty pulling back the foreskin.
Only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having thrush. The active substance in Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule is
fluconazole. Fluconazole belongs to a group of medicines called azoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of infections such as thrush.
The armpits,groin and between the fingers, can also be infected with thrush. Do you have a red, itchy or painful rash? later it will scale over and produce a white or yellow discharge.
How do you treat thrush?
Treat thrush with an antifungal. For example, Canestal oral capsule or cream.
How do you take the Canesten oral capsule?
If Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule 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 full course of treatment consists of a single Canesten
Thrush Oral Capsule. The capsule is to treat thrush at the site of infection and should be swallowed whole with a glass of water (with or without food).
The symptoms of thrush should disappear within two days of treatment. If no improvement is seen after seven days, you must tell your doctor
See our other thrush treatments
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