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Canesten Thrush Pessary – Clotrimazole 500mg Pessary
If you’re suffering from the itching, burning and discomfort of vaginal thrush, Canesten Thrush Pessary is here to help. This single-dose treatment is easy to use, simply insert into the vagina for fast-acting relief at the site of infection.
The active ingredient, clotrimazole, belongs to a group of medicines called azoles which are known for their antifungal properties. So you can rest assured knowing that Canesten Thrush Pessary is working hard to clear up your infection. Get back to feeling like yourself again with Canesten Thrush Pessary.
What is Vaginal Thrush?
Vaginal thrush (candidiasis) is a common infection that most women suffer 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.
How to avoid future recurrences:
Wear cotton knickers and loose clothing.
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.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use Canesten Thrush Pessary?
If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten 500mg 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.
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What is the price of Canesten Thrush Pessary in Nigeria?
The price of Canesten Thrush Pessary is N9,750
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How to Use
How to use Canesten 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
Canesten® 500mg Pessary is for use in the vagina only:
Do not put the pessary in your mouth or swallow it. If the pessary is swallowed accidentally, tell your doctor straight away or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.
Product Information of Canesten Thrush Pessary
BEFORE YOU USE CANESTEN 500mg PESSARY
Do not use Canesten® 500mg Pessary: • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients of Canesten 500mg Pessary (see Section 6. Further Information). • During your period as it may be less effective. Special precautions: 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. 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 500mg 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.
Side Effects of Canesten Thrush Pessary
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Canesten 500mg Pessary can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the pessary. 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: • Rash. • Swallowing or breathing problems. • Swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue. • Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint. • Nausea. After you use the pessary you might experience: • Itching, rash, swelling, redness, discomfort, burning, irritation, vaginal peeling or bleeding. • Pain in the abdomen or pelvic area. If you experience any of the above effects tell your doctor immediately. Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet
Product Ingredients of Canesten Thrush Pessary
What Canesten 500mg Pessary contains:
- The active substance is clotrimazole at a strength of 500mg.
- The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, lactic acid, maize starch, crospovidone, calcium lactate pentahydrate, magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous silica and hypromellose
How to store
How to store Canesten Thrush Pessary
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 25°C. Do not use Canesten 500mg Pessary after the expiry date which is stated at one end of the carton and on the foil blister strip of the pessary. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
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