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Canesoral Duo Thrush treatment

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Canesten Duo Thrush Treatment

Please note the change of name and packaging as of 1 January 2017 to Canesoral Duo

Canesten Duo is used to treat a fungal infection in the vagina and vulval area (thrush). Canesten Duo contains two products: Canesten Fluconazole Capsule is an oral capsule which contains the active ingredient fluconazole; Canesten cream contains the active ingredient clotrimazole. Both of these medicines belong to a group of medicines called azole antifungals.

Canesten Fluconazole Capsule is taken by mouth and works from the inside to prevent the growth of the fungi causing your infection. Canesten cream provides soothing relief from external itching and irritation.

What is vaginal thrush?

Vaginal thrush is the common name for vaginal candidiasis, an infection caused by a yeast-like fungus called Candida. Candida can multiply rapidly and cause damage to the vagina when other micro-organisms aren't present in a normal balance.

Some situations which can increase susceptibility to thrush are:

  • diabetes
  • obesity
  • illness
  • fatigue
  • hormonal fluctuations (pregnancy, menstrual cycle, oral contraceptive pill, HRT)
  • prolonged use of antibiotics or steroids
  • Thrush may cause the following symptoms:
  • vaginal itching
  • vaginal burning or soreness
  • a white odourless discharge from the vagina (like cottage cheese)
  • pain during intercourse

The symptoms below are not usually signs of thrush:

  • abnormal or irregular vaginal bleeding
  • blood stained discharge
  • vulva or vaginal sores, ulcers or blisters
  • lower abdominal pain
  • pain when passing urine
  • fever or chills
  • foul smelling and/or unusual coloured discharge

See your doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms.

  • Do not use Canesten Duo if you have an allergy to:
  • any medicine containing fluconazole
  • any medicine containing clotrimazole
  • any other similar antifungals such as miconazole and ketoconazole
  • any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.

 Directions:

Capsule : swallow one capsule with water, with or without food once only at any time of the day. Cream : apply gently to the irritated area 2 to 3 times daily until symptoms clear.

Medicine Classification:

Pharmacist Only

 

Fluconazole 150mg; clotrimazole 10 mg/g.
Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to fluconazole, related azoles or any ingredient. Concomitant administration with cisapride. Precautions: Pregnancy, breastfeeding, history of liver disease. Not recommended for use in children under 18 years except under doctor's supervision. See product data sheet or package insert for further precautions. Adverse Effects: Headache, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, dyspepsia.

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