Canesten Combi Soft Gel Pessary & Cream | Feminine Hygiene
Canesten Combi 500mg Pessary 2% Cream is a full course of treatment for vaginal thrush (candidiasis).
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Canesten Combi 500mg Pessary 2% Cream is a full course of treatment for vaginal thrush (candidiasis) because it treats both the internal cause and external symptoms. It is also used to treat other vaginal infections such as Trichomoniasis. Some women suffer from recurrent attacks of thrush. To reduce the frequency of these attacks, the sexual partner penis can be treated with this cream to prevent re-infection, even if they have no symptoms of thrush. The active substance in Canesten 500mg Pessary & 2% Cream 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.
For full details on Canesten Combi 500mg Pessary 2% Cream please click on the patient information leaflet below:
|Strength||500mg / 2% w/w|
How to use Canesten Pessary:
- Unless directed otherwise by your doctor, the pessary should be inserted as high as possible into the vagina, preferably before going to sleep at night for convenient and comfortable treatment.
- Wash your hands before removing the foil from the blister pack and again afterwards when you have used the applicator.
How to use Canesten Cream:
- Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and press.
- To treat the itching and soreness of the vulva, the cream should be 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.
Who should use Canesten Combi?
Do not use Canesten Pessary:
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients, including cetostearyl alcohol, of Canesten Combi 500mg Pessary & 2% cream
- During your period as it may be less effective.
Women should consult a doctor first 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 Pessary may not be the right treatment for you.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
If you are pregnant or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten 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.
Possible side effects of Canesten Pessary:
As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the pessary. If you are allergic, a reaction will occur soon after you have used the medicine. If you experience an allergic reaction or the redness, burning, pain, itching or swelling get worse, 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.
After you use Canesten pessary you might experience:
- Itching, rash, swelling, discomfort, burning, irritation or vaginal peeling.
- Pain in the abdomen or pelvic area.
If you experience any of the above effects or react badly to the pessary in any other way not listed in this leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Active Ingredients: Clotrimazole (500mg)
Other Ingredients: Lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, lactic acid, maize starch, crospovidone, calcium lactate pentahydrate, magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous silica and hypromellose.
Active Ingredients: Clotrimazole 2% w/w
Other Ingredients: Benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water.
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What is Thrush?
Vaginal thrush (candidiasis) is a common infection that most women suffer from at some time in their lives and is not caused by lack of personal hygiene.
Thrush is caused by a yeast (fungus) called Candida which lives harmlessly in the vagina and other parts of the body, without you even noticing it. However, the natural balance that keeps Candida under control can be upset by many factors such as hormonal changes (menstruation, contraceptive pill, pregnancy, menopause), poor health, antibiotics, perfumed soaps, bath additives and tight clothing.
If the natural pH balance is altered, the level of yeast increases and can develop into a thrush infection causing any of the following symptoms: persistent burning and/or itching around the vagina and vulva, redness, swelling and soreness of the tissues of the vagina and vulva and a whitish, odourless discharge from the vagina. Not everybody who has thrush has all these symptoms; you may have only one of them.
In men, Candida can also cause thrush - a condition called balanitis (inflammation of the end of the penis). It causes any of the following symptoms: soreness and redness of the penis, tightness of the foreskin and a white, odourless discharge from the penis.
How to avoid future recurrences of Thrush:
- Wear cotton knickers and loose clothing.
- Wash daily.
- After going to the toilet, wipe yourself from the front to back as a thrush infection may be transferred from the bowel.
- Change your sanitary protection regularly.
- Try to avoid wearing tights, nylon knickers and close fitting jeans.
- Try to avoid washing with perfumed soaps or using vaginal deodorants.
- Do not wash or rub yourself hard with sponges or flannels and avoid hot baths with strong perfumed oils.
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