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Canesten Gyno

Canesten Gyno

Canesten Gyno contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat infections involving fungi and yeasts. Canesten Gyno cream and Canesten Gyno tablets have been specially designed for vaginal use and are prescribed for vaginal fungal infections. Canesten Gyno is a prescription-only medicine.

What is Canesten Gyno?

Canesten Gyno contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat infections involving fungi and yeasts. Canesten Gyno cream and Canesten Gyno tablets have been specially designed for vaginal use and are prescribed for vaginal fungal infections. Canesten Gyno is a prescription-only medicine.

 

What is Canesten Gyno used for?

Vaginal fungal infections are a common and uncomfortable condition for many women, characterised by an increase of white discharge from the vagina and redness, irritation and itching in the vagina/labia area. The infection is caused by species of fungi, in particular candida albicans, that occur on the skin. Imbalance in the vaginal flora can allow these organisms to thrive. Canesten Gyno tablets and Canesten Gyno cream kill the fungi and yeasts, effectively removing the symptoms.

 

How to use Canesten Gyno

Canesten Gyno is available as vaginal tablet or cream, both of which are inserted into the vagina using the applicator provided. Apply at bedtime to allow the medicine to act while you sleep. Consult the package leaflet for instructions on how to use the applicator. Canesten Gyno cream can also be applied to the outside of the vagina (vulva and labia) to help provide relief from the external symptoms of the infection such as pain and itching. Do not use Canesten Gyno tablets or Canesten Gyno cream when you are having your period as it will be less effective. Note: Do not rely on condoms or cervical caps when using Canesten Gyno cream or Canesten Gyno tablets. Clotrimazole may weaken the rubber for up to two days after use, causing the condoms to break.

 

Dosage

Unless otherwise instructed by the doctor, the recommended dose of Canesten Gyno for women aged 16 and above is one application of cream or one vaginal tablet of the prescribed strength for three days, inserted vaginally. Consult a doctor if the symptoms have not improved after seven days. Read the package leaflet before use.

 

Side effects

Canesten Gyno cream and Canesten Gyno tablets are generally well tolerated, although some people may experience vaginal itching or burning after application. Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe or if you experience side effects other than the one listed above. For more information, see the package leaflet.

 

When not to use Canesten Gyno

Canesten Gyno is not suitable for everyone. Do not use this antifungal medicine if you are allergic to clotrimazole or any other ingredient in this medicine, or if you have symptoms that might indicate a gynaecological disorder, such as an odorous vaginal discharge, abdominal pain or pain during urination, sores or blisters in the genital area or abnormal bleeding during periods. Consult a doctor to check if this medicine is right for you.

 

Pregnancy/driving ability/alcohol

This medicine can be used safely by pregnant and breastfeeding women. However, use of the applicator during pregnancy is strongly discouraged, and it is recommended to use the vaginal tablet instead, and insert it with your fingers. Canesten Gyno does not affect your ability to drive. This medicine does not interact with alcohol.