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Canesten Combi Pessary & Cream

SKU : UKCANCOMBI|PIP-Code : 3047719|EAN : 5010605620614
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Canesten Combi Pessary & Cream is a complete treatment for vaginal thrush that treats both the internal cause of thrush and the external symptoms.
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Canesten Combi Pessary & Cream

Canesten Combi Pessary & Cream
is a complete treatment for vaginal thrush that treats both the internal cause of thrush and the external symptoms. The active ingredient in both the pessary and the cream is clotrimazole, an antifungal agent that fights the cause of vaginal thrush. The pessary treats thrush at the site of the infection, while the cream soothes the external itching.

Women who suffer from recurrent attacks of thrush can also apply the cream to their male partner's penis, even if he has no symptoms of thrush, to reduce the frequency of attacks.

Canesten Combi Pessary & Cream
should only be used if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having vaginal thrush.
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.
  1. Remove the applicator from the packaging. Pull out the plunger A until it stops. Remove the pessary from the foil blister pack and place firmly into the applicator B.
  2. To fit the pessary into the applicator, the holder of the applicator needs to be squeezed lightly at both sides. The pessary fits tightly into the applicator and needs to be squeezed into the holder to about 1cm.
  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 pessary 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.
Since the pessary dissolves in the vagina, it may be helpful to wear a panty liner because it is quite common to notice a white chalky residue after using the pessary. This does not mean that the treatment has not worked. However, if you notice pieces of undissolved pessary, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist, as the treatment may not have worked properly.

Cream

Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and press.
  • Women: 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.
  • Male Sexual Partner: Apply the cream to the end of the penis 2 or 3 times a day for up to two weeks.
The symptoms of thrush should disappear within three days of treatment. If no improvement is seen after seven days you must tell your doctor.
Pessary
  • Active Ingredient: Clotrimazole 500mg.
  • Other Ingredients: Lactose Monohydrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Lactic Acid, Maize Starch, Crospovidone, Calcium Lactate Pentahydrate, Magnesium Stearate, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica and Hypromellose.
Cream
  • Active Ingredient: Clotrimazole 2% w/w.
  • Other Ingredients: Benzyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol and Purified Water.
  • The pessary is for use in the vagina only. The cream is for external use only.
  • The cream contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin irritation (e.g. rash, itching or redness).
  • As with other creams and pessaries, this product may reduce the effectiveness 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 infected.
  • 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).
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten Combi Pessary & Cream. If you have informed your doctor or midwife already, follow his/her instructions carefully.
Do not use Canesten Combi Pessary & Cream:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients, including cetostearyl alcohol.
  • During your period as it may be less effective.
Always read the product information. Click on the link below to view the Patient Information Leaflet. Requires Adobe Reader – if you cannot open the file, please click here to download.

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