Canesten Oral is an oral capsule containing the active ingredient fluconazole, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat thrush. Thrush isn't usually serious but it can be really uncomfortable, which is why it's important to treat it properly and help stop the infection from coming back. That means clearing the infection on the inside. The good news is that you can with Canesten.
Canesten Oral Fluconazole Capsule is an effective single dose treatment for vaginal thrush. It can also be used to treat men who are suffering from thrush on the penis. Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water (with or without food). What is thrush? Thrush is an infection caused by a yeast called Candida. This yeast normally lives in your body quite happily without doing you any harm. But when the natural pH balance of your vagina is upset - which can easily happen - Candida can multiply. And that's when you may start to itch and develop thrush. What are the symptoms? The main symptom - and by far the most irritating - is the itching. You may also feel a burning soreness and this can be accompanied by a whitish odourless discharge. Though very uncomfortable, these symptoms can be sorted out quickly and easily, by treating at the site of infection as well as soothing the irritation. Most women seek help for relief of external itching. However, it is important that the infection is treated internally as well as externally, to prevent symptoms from returning. Who gets thrush? Don't worry or be embarrassed about having thrush, as thrush is much more common than you might think - 3 out of 4 women have it at some point in their lives, especially if they are under the age of 20 or pregnant, and it is commonly suffered around the time of a period. Men are not immune. They can get thrush too, though only a few develop the rash and itchiness. Most male sufferers act as carriers, without actually having the symptoms. To help prevent re-infection, make sure your partner uses Canesten Thrush Cream as well as you. How does the infection occur? Normally, there is a delicate balance between bacteria and yeasts that live naturally within the vagina. However, this balance is easily upset by any of the following factors which could allow the yeasts to overgrow, leading to thrush infection. Intake of medicines such as antibiotics Trauma of sexual activity or tampons Stress Perfumed soap, shower gels and bubble baths Menstruation Wearing tight clothing Pregnancy
How to use Canesten Oral Fluconazole Capsule: The full course of treatment consists of a single Canesten Oral Capsule. The capsule is to treat thrush at the site of infection and should be swallowed whole with a glass of water (with or without food). The symptoms of thrush should disappear within two days of treatment.
Caution before using Canesten Oral Fluconazole Capsule: If symptoms persist for more than 7 days, see your doctor. Do not use if you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast feeding. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any medicine other than the contraceptive pill and if you are aged under 16 or over 60. You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
Each Canesten Oral Capsule contains: The active ingredient Fluconazole 150 mg. Each capsule also contains: lactose monohydrate & sodium lauryl sulfate.
Possible Side Effects of Canesten Oral Fluconazole Capsule: Like all medicines, Canesten Oral Capsule can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the capsule. If you are allergic, a reaction will occur soon after you have taken it. If you experience an allergic reaction, stop using this product and tell your doctor straight away or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital. Signs of an allergic reaction may include: Rash. Swallowing or breathing problems. Swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue. Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint. Nausea. The most common side effects include: Sickness or stomach discomfort. Diarrhoea and wind.
Size: single capsule 150 mg
Canesten Oral Fluconazole Capsule
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