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Canesten Thrush Pessary

SKU : OTCCANPESS|PIP-Code : 109207|EAN : 5010605054112
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Canesten Thrush Pessary is a single application treatment for vaginal thrush.
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Canesten Thrush Pessary

Canesten Thrush Pessary is a single application treatment for vaginal thrush. It contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, an antifungal agent that fights the cause of infections such as thrush, and is inserted into the vagina for treatment directly at the site of the infection.

Canesten Thrush Pessary should only be used if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having vaginal thrush.
The applicator should be used to insert the pessary 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • As with other 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 Thrush Pessary. 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 the pessary without the help of an applicator.
Do not use Canesten Thrush Pessary:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients of Canesten Thrush Pessary.
  • During your period as it may be less effective.
Before using Canesten Thrush Pessary 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 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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