|| Canesten Vaginal Cream
|| Bayer Healthcare
What is Canesten Vaginal Cream?
Canesten Vaginal Cream is mainly prescribed to treat vaginal thrush by stopping the growth and killing yeast fungus. The active ingredient clotrimazole belongs to a type of medications called azole antifungals. Treating vaginal thrush can help reduce burning, itching and vaginal discharge caused by the infection.
How is Canesten Vaginal Cream used?
Canesten Vaginal Cream is usually applied to the vagina 1 to 3 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The cream can be applied directly with the hands or an applicator. Double check the medication to confirm it is the cream to be used inside the vagina and not for the outer genital area. To apply the medication, lie down on your back and raise your knees towards the chest and insert the applicator as far as it can comfortably go. Press the plunger of the applicator and slowly release the cream. Withdraw the applicator, pull it apart and wash with soap and warm water after each use. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy.
Canesten may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Lower abdominal cramps
- Vaginal itching, pain or burning sensation
- Foul smelling discharge
- Difficulty breathing
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Do not use tampons, douches or other vaginal products while using this medication. Unscented sanitary napkins may be used for your menstrual period or to protect your clothing from leakage of the mediation.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Canesten Vaginal Cream is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.