Canesten Oral & Cream Duo Canesten Oral capsule is a convenient and discreet way to help clear the infection and the Canesten 2% cream applied on the outside, rapidly cools the external symptoms. Thrush is an infection caused by a yeast called Candida. This yeast normally lives in your body quite happily without doing you any harm. But when the natural pH balance of your vagina is upset - which can easily happen - Candida can multiply. And that's when you may start to itch and develop thrush.
Normally, there is a delicate balance between bacteria and yeasts that live naturally within the vagina. However, this balance is easily upset by any of the following factors which could allow the yeasts to overgrow, leading to thrush infection. Intake of medicines such as antibiotics.
The main symptom - and by far the most irritating - is the itching. You may also feel a burning soreness and this can be accompanied by a whitish odourless discharge. Though very uncomfortable, these symptoms can be sorted out quickly and easily, by treating at the site of infection as well as soothing the irritation with treatment for thrush. Most women seek treatment for thrush to help relieve external itching; however, it is important that the infection is treated internally as well as externally, to prevent symptoms from returning.
The active ingredient Fluconazole 150 mg. Each capsule also contains: lactose monohydrate & sodium lauryl sulfate.
The active ingredient Clotrimazole 200mg (2% w/w). The cream also contains: benzyl alcohol, Polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, Cetyl palmitate, Cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol & purified water.
For vaginal thrush in adults, only a single dose (1 capsule) is needed. Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water. The capsule can be taken with or without food.
Apply the cream thinly & evenly over the affected external irritated area the cream on the external irritated area 2-3 times a day to relieve the symptoms until they disappear, or up to one week in women and up to 2 weeks in men.
If symptoms persist for more than 7 days, see your doctor. Do not use if you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast feeding. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any medicine other than the contraceptive pill and if you are aged under 16 or over 60.
Do not use Fluconazole Oral Capsule without first consulting your doctor: If you have had more than two infections in the last six months. If you are under 16 or over 60 years of age. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Fluconazole Oral Capsule. If you are taking any other medicine other than the Pill. If you are taking the antihistamine terfenadine or the prescription medicine cisapride. If you have had thrush more than twice in the last six months. If you have any disease or illness affecting your liver or kidneys or have had unexplained jaundice. If you suffer from any other chronic disease or illness. If you or your partner have had exposure to a sexually transmitted disease. If you are unsure of the cause of your symptoms.
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