Easy to use Effective 2-Step Thrush Treatment
Ideal for those women who experience vaginal dryness
Active Ingredients: Clotrimazole
Suitable for Women 16 years to 60 years
Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams is a complete treatment for vaginal thrush because it treats both the internal cause and external symptoms.
Only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having vaginal thrush.
The active substance in Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams 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
Canesten Thrush Combi is a complete, effective 2-step treatment. It treats both the cause and the symptoms of thrush for complete relief.
The Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams is delivered in a no-mess pre-filled applicator and may be preferred by women who experience vaginal dryness. The double-strength external cream† relieves external symptoms of the vulva, such as itching, burning and soreness.
The treatment is easy to use at home and irritating thrush symptoms should begin to calm after the first application.
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.
✓ 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 Combi Internal & External Cream without speaking to a doctor or Dock Pharmacy pharmacist
You can buy Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Cream at Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.
Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Cream is available to buy over the counter.
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HOW TO USE CANESTEN®
The Internal Cream:
The cream 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.
1. Remove the applicator from the packaging. Keeping the cap
in place, insert the tip of plunger A into the applicator B
2. Twist and pull to remove the cap C. Be careful not to press
the plunger in any further before you have inserted the
applicator into the vagina. This will avoid wasting any cream
3. Carefully put the applicator as deep as is comfortable into
the vagina (this is easiest when lying on your back with your
knees bent up). Holding the applicator in place, slowly press
the plunger until it stops so that the pre-measured dose of
cream is deposited into the vagina
4. Remove the applicator. Dispose of the applicator in a safe
place, out of the reach of children. The applicator cannot be
flushed down the toilet.
The cream is deposited in the vagina, but it is quite common
to notice a slight discharge after using the cream and therefore
it may be helpful to wear a panty liner. This does not mean
that the treatment has not worked
The External 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 (vulvitis), 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. If the infection returns after seven days
you may use one further treatment, but if you have more than
two infections within six months you should see your doctor.
The internal cream is for use in the vagina only and
the external cream is for external use only:
Do not put the creams in your mouth or swallow them.
If the creams are swallowed accidentally, tell your doctor
straight away or contact the Accident and Emergency
Department of your nearest hospital.
BEFORE YOU USE CANESTEN®
Do not use Canesten® Thrush Combi Internal & External
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of
the other ingredients, including cetostearyl alcohol, of
Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams
(see Section 6. Further Information).
• During your period as it may be less eective.
• To treat nail and scalp infections.
Before using Canesten® Thrush Combi Internal & External
Creams, 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 Canesten or any
other vaginal antifungal products.
• You have any of the following symptoms:
• Irregular vaginal bleeding.
• Abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood-stained
• 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 Combi Internal & External
Creams may not be the right treatment for you.
Important information about some of the ingredients:
The creams contain cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local
skin irritation (e.g. rash, itching or redness).
As with other creams, this product may reduce the
eectiveness 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
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 Combi
Internal & External Creams. 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 a treatment that can be inserted in the vagina without the
help of an applicator, such as a clotrimazole pessary
Please read before using the product
Like all medicines, Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External
Creams can cause side eects, although not everybody gets
them. As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the
creams. 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 apply Canesten Internal Cream you might experience:
• Itching, rash, swelling, redness, discomfort, burning, irritation,
vaginal peeling or bleeding.
• Pain in the abdomen or pelvic area.
After you apply Canesten External Cream you might experience:
• Itching, rash, blisters, burning, redness, discomfort, swelling,
irritation or peeling of skin.
If you experience any of the above eects, tell your doctor or
Reporting of side eects
If you get any side eects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side eects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side eects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
What Canesten® Thrush Combi Internal & External
Applicator of internal cream:
• The active substance is clotrimazole at a strength of 10% w/w.
• The other ingredients are benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60,
sorbitan stearate, cetostearyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate,
cetyl palmitate and purified water.
• The active substance is clotrimazole at a strength of 2% w/w.
• The other ingredients are benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60,
sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol,
octyldodecanol and purified water
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