Effective thrush treatment in Men & Women
Active Ingredient: Fluconazole 150mg
Suitable for Adults and children over 16 years to 60 years
Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule is an effective single dose (one capsule) treatment for vaginal thrush.
The oral treatment offers a discreet, convenient and effective treatment for yeast infections option for women or men who are on the go. It contains one oral capsule which contains 150 mg of fluconazole, an effective antifungal agent that treats the cause of thrush in both women and men.
The treatment is easy to use at home or on the go and irritating symptoms should begin to disappear within 2 days.
Canesten oral capsule helps you feel comfortable again so you can get on with your life.
Treat the main symptoms of thrush at the site of the infection with a full course in one dose using Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule
Thrush doesn’t usually change the pH level and has no odour.
Vaginal thrush (candidiasis) is a common infection that most women suer 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.
✓ 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.
If you are still worried or have any questions about the symptoms or the treatment of thrush, do not hesitate to ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule without speaking to a doctor or Dock Pharmacy pharmacist
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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
The symptoms of thrush should disappear within two days of
treatment. If no improvement is seen after seven days, you must
tell your doctor. If the infection returns after seven days another
capsule may be taken but if you have more than two infections
within six months you should see your doctor.
If you take more Canesten® Thrush Oral Capsule than you
If more than one capsule is taken, tell your doctor straight away
or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your
. BEFORE YOU USE CANESTEN®
THRUSH ORAL CAPSULE
Do not use Canesten® Thrush Oral Capsule:
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to fluconazole, to other
medicines you have taken to treat fungal infections or to
any of the other ingredients of Canesten Thrush Oral
Capsule (see Section 6. Further Information).
• If you are taking astemizole or terfenadine (antihistamine
medicines for allergies), cisapride (used for stomach
upsets), pimozide (used for treating mental problems),
quinidine (used for treating heart arrhythmia), erythromycin
(an antibiotic for treating infections).
If you have any of the following symptoms do not use Canesten
Thrush Oral Capsule and see your doctor as soon as possible:
• 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 diculty in passing urine.
• Fever or chills.
• Feeling sick or vomiting.
• A foul smelling discharge from the vagina.
This is because Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule may not be the
right treatment for you.
Do not use Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule without talking to
your doctor first if:
• Your sexual partner does not have thrush.
• You have sores, ulcers or blisters on your penis.
• You have an abnormal discharge from your penis.
• Your penis has started to smell.
• You have pain or diculty in passing urine.
This is because Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule may not be the
right treatment for you.
Before using Canesten® Thrush Oral Capsule, 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
• You or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted
• You are aged under 16 or over 60.
• You have ever had an allergic reaction to fluconazole or any
other vaginal antifungal products.
• You have had any disease or illness aecting the liver or
kidneys, or have had any unexplained jaundice.
• You have heart problems, including heart rhythm problems.
• You suer from any other chronic disease or illness.
Important information about some of the ingredients:
The capsule contains lactose monohydrate, so if you have an
intolerance to some sugars contact your doctor before taking
this medicinal product.
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.
Do not use Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule if you are taking
astemizole, terfenadine, cisapride, pimozide, quinidine or
Inform your doctor if you are taking: Anticoagulants
(to prevent blood clots), Sulphonylureas (to control diabetes),
Hydrochlorothiazide (to treat fluid retention and high blood
pressure), Benzodiazepines (tranquilisers), Phenytoin or
Carbamazepine (to control epilepsy), Rifampicin or Rifabutin
(antibiotics), Ciclosporin, Sirolimus, Tacrolimus or Tofacitinib
(to reduce the immune response), Theophylline (to control
asthma), Zidovudine or Saquinavir (to treat HIV infection),
Losartan (to reduce blood pressure), Alfentanil, Fentanyl or
Methadone (to treat pain), Halofantrine (for treating malaria),
Amiodarone (to control irregular heartbeats, ‘arrhythmias’),
Amitriptyline or Nortriptyline (anti-depressants), Ivacaftor (for
treating cystic fibrosis), Statins like Simvastatin, Atorvastatin or
Fluvastatin (for reducing high cholesterol levels), Non-steroidal
Anti-inflammatory Drugs like Ibuprofen, Celecoxib, Diclofenac,
Meloxicam or Naproxen, Olaparib (to treat ovarian cancer).
Taking Canesten® Thrush Oral Capsule with food and drink:
Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule should be swallowed whole with
a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.
There is no known interaction with alcohol or nicotine.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Do not use Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule if you are pregnant,
trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines:
Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule may cause dizziness. If dizziness
occurs after taking your capsule, you should not drive or use
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
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 effects gets serious, or
if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) are:
• stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, feeling sick, vomiting
• increases in blood tests of liver function
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) are:
• 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 effects (may affect 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 cholesterol, fats)
• 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 (DRESS)).
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You
can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in
the Google Play or Apple App Store.
Please read before using the product
What Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule contains:
• The active substance is fluconazole at a strength of 150mg.
• The other ingredients are colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose
monohydrate, magnesium stearate, maize starch and sodium
lauryl sulphate. The capsule shell contains brilliant blue FCF
(E133), titanium dioxide (E171) and gelatin. The printing ink
contains shellac, black iron oxide (E172) and propylene glycol.
See Section 2 ‘Important information about some of the
ingredients’ for lactose monohydrate advice
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• Easy to use
• As effective as physiotherapy
• Small and lightweight
• Suitable for both adults and children
• Easy to clean
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