This cream is from Canesten and is designed to treat thrush. The cream should only be used for external thrush and another treatment is required for internal thrush.
Thrush is caused by a yeast infection and is quite common. The fungus responsible is called the candida, which grows in warm, moist environments. Thrush is a result of a bacteria change in the affected. Thrush is harmless but will cause discomfort and can return.
Even though thrush is usually thought of a condition that only women are affected, men can get it. However, men can only get it from a woman who is affected when having sex.
Clotrimazole 2% w/w. Other ingredients: benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 25°C.
Preparation and Usage
The cream should be applied to the affected area around the vagina 2-3 times a day. The cream should be applied thinly and evenly before being rubbed in gently. It should not be used for more than 7 days.
For men, the cream should be applied to the end of the penis 2-3 times a day, for up to two weeks.
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Do not use Canesten® External Thrush Cream:
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients, including cetostearyl alcohol, of Canesten Thrush External Cream.
Before using Canesten® External Thrush Cream, you should see your doctor if:
- You are unsure whether you have thrush or this is the first time you have had these symptoms.
- You have had more than two infections of thrush in the last six months.
- You or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease.
- You are aged under 16 or over 60.
- You have ever had an allergic reaction to Canesten or any other vaginal antifungal products.
Before using this product, you should see your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Irregular vaginal bleeding.
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood stained discharge.
- Ulcers, blisters or sores of the vagina or vulva.
- Lower abdominal pain.
- Pain or difficulty in passing urine.
- Fever or chills.
- Feeling sick or vomiting.
- A foul smelling discharge from the vagina.