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Canesten Soft Gel Pessary is a single application for the treatment of vaginal thrush. It is inserted into the vagina for treatment at the site of infection.
This is a Pharmacy Medicine item. We will ask you to complete a questionnaire to ensure this is appropriate for you which our pharmacist will check.
Canesten Soft Gel Pessary contains a single yellow teardrop-shaped soft vaginal capsule held inside a foil blister pack and one applicator for insertion of the pessary into the vagina.
•Please consult your doctor before using if you are aged under 16 or over 60.
•Avoid sexual intercourse whilst you have thrush and are using this product as your partner may become infected.
•Do not use during your period as the treatment may be less effective.
•If you have more than two infections within six months you will need to see your doctor.
•This product may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. As a result, please use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.
•Do not use tampons, intravaginal douches, spermicides, or other vaginal products whilst using this product.
•Please consult your pharmacist or doctor before using this medicine if you are currently pregnant, likely to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
•Please consult your pharmacist or doctor if you are currently taking any other medicines as this may cause an interaction.
•If you think you may be allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this medicine, please seek medical advice before taking.
•If you have any questions after you have bought this medication, please speak to your pharmacist.
Active Ingredient: clotrimazole 500mg.
Other ingredients: white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, gelatin, glycerol, water, titanium dioxide (E171), quinoline yellow (E104), sunset yellow (E110), lecithin, medium-chain triglycerides.
Size (1) Unit (EA) Height (6.5) Width (15.5) Depth (3.5)
How to Use
Wash hands prior and after insertion. Unwrap the pessary from its packaging and insert into the vagina once at night. To ease insertion, lie on your back with knees bent up. Ensure the applicator is disposed in a safe place out of reach of children. The applicator cannot be flushed down the toilet.
Tips & Advice
To avoid further reoccurrences:
• Wear cotton knickers and loose clothing.
• Wash daily.
• After using the toilet, wipe from the front to the back to prevent the thrush infection from spreading from the bowel.
• Change your sanitary protection regularly.
• Avoid wearing tights, nylon knickers, and close fitting jeans.
• Try to avoid washing with perfume soaps or using vaginal deodorants.
• Do not scrub the area hard with sponges or flannels and avoid hot baths with strong perfumed oils.
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