CANESTEN 3 DAY thrush treatment
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Canesten Thrush Treatment is used to treat a fungal infection in the vagina and vulval area (thrush). This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called azole antifungals. Candida albicans is a yeast fungus that can multiply rapidly and cause damage to the vagina when other micro-organisms aren’t present in a normal balance.
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A three day treatment routine for vaginal thrush, recommended for women who experience vaginal dryness and repeated infections. Contains three doses of internal cream to treat the source of the infection.
Canesten 3 Day Cream contains a soothing internal cream to treat vaginal thrush. Vaginal thrush (vaginal candidiasis) is a common infection caused by a yeast-like fungi. Symptoms may include itching, burning, and a white odourless discharge.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Your pharmacist’s advice is required.
Seek medical advice before use if you suffer from diabetes, if this is your first attack of thrush, if you have had 3 or more thrush infections in the last 6 months, or if your symptoms do not start to clear after 3 days.
Before you take it see your doctor if you are under 18 years of age, if you are allergic to clotrimazole, if you are pregnant, suspect you may be pregnant or if you may become pregnant during treatment.
Before you take it see your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking tacrolimus (e.g. Prograf[R]), a medicine used to prevent organ transplant rejection or to treat certain problems with the immune system.
Tell your doctor immediately or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital if you experience any of the following:
swallowing or breathing problems
swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue
nausea, weakness, feeling dizzy or faint
Do not use if seals are missing or broken
Do not use if package use-by-date has expired.
Keep out of reach of children.
20g vaginal cream with 3 disposable applicators Each gram contains 20mg clotrimazole (2% w/w)
Contains Benzyl alcohol 1% w/w as preservative.
How to use Canesten cream properly
You should always apply the treatment after your bath or shower, preferably in the evening.
Canesten 3 Day Cream Treatment (2%): The cream should be applied once daily, preferably in the evening for three successive days (for 2%)
One applicator should be filled with cream (about 5 g) and inserted as gently and deeply as comfortably possible into the vagina while lying on your back. The 35 g tube of cream is sufficient for six such doses (6 days treatment). The 20 g tube of cream is sufficient for three such doses (3 day treatment).
If you miss one or more doses, apply a single dose of the cream again as soon as you remember or the next evening, and continue using it until the course of treatment is finished.
Do not apply two doses at once to make up for a missed dose.
It is important that you complete the entire treatment course as advised even though the symptoms may disappear before completion.