What is Canesten 500mg Pessary used for?
Canesten 500mg Pessary is used to treat vaginal thrush and should only be admisitered if your doctor has prescribed it.
The active substance in Canesten 500mg 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.
How to use
The applicator should be used to insert the pessary into the vagina as high as possible, 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 until it stops. Remove the pessary from the foil blister pack and place firmly into the applicator.
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.
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.