Canesten Thrush Duo Oral Capsule & External Cream
Canesten Thrush Duo Oral Capsule & External Cream is a very convenient, easy way to both calm the itch and clear the infection. The on-the-go single-dose oral capsule which contains fluconazole works from within to clear the thrush infection, while the double strength thrush cream* containing clotrimazole effectively calms the itch. The cream should be used 2 or 3 times a day until the symptoms disappear. Canesten Thrush Duo Oral Capsule & External Cream can also effectively help your partner if he is suffering from thrush.
* compared to Canesten 1% Cream
Canesten Thrush Duo is a complete and convenient treatment for vaginal or penile thrush; it treats both the cause and symptoms of thrush.
How to use Canesten Thrush Duo?
The pack contains a single-dose oral capsule and a tube of external cream.
The capsule is to treat thrush at the site of infection and should be swallowed whole with a glass of water, with or without food.
The cream is to treat the itching and soreness of the vulva. The cream should be thinly and evenly applied to the area around the entrance of the vagina, 2-3 times a day and smoothed in gently. It should be used until the symptoms of the infection disappear.
The symptoms of thrush should disappear within two days of treatment.
Some of us, though, suffer from recurrent attacks of thrush. To reduce the frequency of these attacks, your male partner’s penis can be treated with the cream to prevent re-infection, even if he has no symptoms of thrush. You may also consider trying Canesflor which helps prevent recurrences of thrush or BV (bacterial vaginosis). Learn more about Canesflor here.
What does Canesten Thrush Duo contain?
The oral capsule contains fluconazole and the active substance in the double strength external cream* is clotrimazole. Both are antifungal agents which fight fungal infections such as thrush.
When should you see your doctor?
If you see no improvement after seven days since you started using Canesten Thrush Duo, you should tell your doctor. Also, if you have had more than two thrush infections within six months, you should talk to your doctor about it.
You should only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having thrush.
Do not use this product if you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
Consult your doctor or a pharmacist before use if you are taking any medication other than the contraceptive pill and if you are aged under 16 or over 60.
As with other creams, this product may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. That is why it is better that you use alternative precautions for at least five days after using Canesten Thrush Duo.
*compared to Canesten 1% Cream