Canesten 200mg Pessary is indicated for the treatment of vaginal thrush. It is inserted into the vagina for treatment at the site of infection.
Only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having vaginal thrush.
The active substance in Canesten 200mg Pessary is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called azoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of infections such as vaginal thrush.
Adults and adolescents from 12-60 years old.
You must be at least 18 years old to purchase this product.
How to use
Patient Information Leaflets are updated periodically by the manufacturer.
Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
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. For full directions and images on how to insert the pessary and use the applicator, please refer to the patient information leaflet.
Adults and adolescents 12-60 years old:
Insert one pessary as high as possible into the vagina before sleep on 3 consecutive nights.
If your vagina and vulva are itchy and sore, Canesten Cream should also be used.
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 two months you should see the doctor.
If you have any unusual effects after using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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.
Warning - Do not exceed stated dose
Hazards and Cautions
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, complementary therapies or if you have a medical condition. This medicine may not be suitable for you if you have a medical condition or taking any medications such as those listed in the Patient Information Leaflet. Please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet for further warnings, precautions, side effects and instructions for use for this product.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if symptoms persist or get worse at any stage.
Seek advice before using if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from allergies.
Do not store above 25°C. Do not use Canesten 200mg Pessary after the expiry date which is stated at one end of the carton and on the foil blister strip of the pessaries. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children
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