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Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams

SKU : OTCCANCOMP|PIP-Code : 2811016|EAN : 5010605620645
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Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams is a complete treatment for vaginal thrush that treats both the internal cause and the external symptoms.
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Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams

Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams is a complete treatment for vaginal thrush that treats both the internal cause and the external symptoms. Both creams contain the active ingredient clotrimazole, an antifungal agent that fights the cause of thrush infections. The internal cream is supplied in a pre-filled applicator for quick and easy treatment at the site of the infection, while the external cream provides soothing relief from the external irritation caused by thrush.

Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams should only be used if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having vaginal thrush.
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 red cap in place, insert the tip of plunger A into the applicator B (approximately 1cm).
  2. Twist and pull to remove the red 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.

External Cream
  1. Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and press.
  2. 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.
Internal Cream
  • Active Ingedient: Clotrimazole 10% w/w.
  • Other Ingredients: Benzyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Palmitate and Purified Water.
External Cream
  • Active Ingredient:  Clotrimazole 2% w/w.
  • Other Ingredients: Benzyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol and Purified Water.
  • The internal cream is for use in the vagina only and the external cream is for external use only.
  • 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 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.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding 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.
Do not use Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams:
  • 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.
  • 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 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 are taking tacrolimus or sirolimus (used to reduce the immune response to prevent rejection after an organ transplant).
  • 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.
    • Diarrhoea.
    • A foul smelling discharge from the vagina.
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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