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Canesten Vaginal Cream for Treatment of Vaginal Fungal Infections

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Canesten Clotrimazole Vaginal Cream is used to to treat fungal infections in the vagina and vulval area (thrush).

Canesten Clotrimazole Vaginal Cream is used to to treat fungal infections in the vagina and vulval area (thrush).


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  • 1. Canesten Vaginal Cream Ca n esten Vaginal Cream is a azole antifungal used to treat a fungal infection in the vagina and vulval area (thrush). Canesten Clotrimazole Vaginal Cream contains 20 mg/g (2% w/w) of clotrimazole in a vanishing cream base. It also contains Benzyl Alcohol 1% w/w and purified water. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  • 2. Canesten Vaginal Cream Chemical Structure © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  • 3. Canesten Vaginal Cream Active Ingredient The active ingredient present in Canesten Clotrimazole Cream is Clotrimazole. It is available in tubes of 30 grams. Each gram contains Clotrimazole I.P. 20 mg., Benzyl Alcohol, water miscible base q.s. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  • 4. Canesten Vaginal Cream What is Thrush? Candida albicans is a yeast fungus that 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. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  • 5. Canesten Vaginal Cream Thrush Symptoms Thrush may cause the following symptoms: vaginal itching, vaginal soreness, A white odourless discharge from the vagina (like cottage cheese) and Pain during intercourse. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  • 6. Canesten Vaginal Cream Recommended Dosage A small amount of Canesten Vaginal Cream should be applied thinly and evenly with gentle rubbing to the affected and surrounding skin areas twice daily, in the morning and evening. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  • 7. Canesten Vaginal Cream Missed Dose If you forget an application, apply some ointment as soon as you remember. However, if you remember when it is almost time for your next dose, take only your usual dose at that time. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  • 8. Canesten Vaginal Cream Contraindications Canesten Clotrimazole Vaginal Cream is contraindicated in the following cases: ➔Known hypersensitivity to Clotrimazole or any inactive ingredients of this medication. ➔Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include swelling of the parts of the body to which treatment has been applied; rash, itching or hives on the skin. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  • 9. Canesten Vaginal Cream Storage Instructions Canesten Vaginal Cream may be stored in a cool dry place (below 25°C). Do not store in the bathroom or near a sink. Do not freeze. Keep away from children. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  • 10. Canesten Vaginal Cream Side Effects of Clotrimazole Vaginal Cream The most commonly reported side effects are Blisters, discomfort/pain, oedema, irritation, peeling/exfoliation, pruritis, rash, stinging/burning, genital peeling, pruritis, rash, oedema, discomfort, burning, irritation, pelvic pain and abdominal pain. Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following: Slight stinging sensation, Skin reaction to the cream (stinging, redness, blistering, peeling, swelling, itching). © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  • 11. Canesten Vaginal Cream Canesten Clotrimazole Vaginal Cream Manufactured by Bayer Schering Pharma For more information click here © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland