Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary - 500mg

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Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary - 500mg £12.99
Laura Henderson - Medical Content Writer
Laura Henderson
Medical Content Writer
James O'Loan - CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
James O'Loan
CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist

What is Canesten Pessary?

Canesten Pessary is a simple treatment for the cause of thrush that can relieve your symptoms within three days. If you’re suffering from pain, discomfort, and itching in your vagina caused by thrush, Canesten Pessary can provide fast relief.


What is thrush?

Vaginal thrush is a yeast infection which almost all women experience at some time in their lives. It happens when the natural balance in your vagina is disturbed, meaning the natural yeast or fungus in your vagina can grow and cause infection. This is what leads to thrush.


How does Canesten Pessary work to treat thrush?

Canesten Pessary contains an active ingredient called clotrimazole, which is an antifungal agent. This means it works from the inside to combat the yeast which causes infections such as vaginal thrush, treating the infection at its source.


Can I use this product if I’m on my period?

You should not use this Canesten Pessary if you are on your period, as it can make this medication less effective. You should also avoid using tampons, douches, spermicides or other vaginal products while you are using this medication.


Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

You should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, so you can be sure that Canesten is the best choice for you at this time. If a medical professional tells you that you can use this product, they may give you alternative instructions, which you should follow carefully. For example, they may ask you to use this pessary without an applicator if you are pregnant.


Can I use this product if I’m taking other medication?

You should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are taking any other medication, including those obtained without a prescription. Some medications can interact when used together, causing side effects or making your medication less effective. You should tell your doctor before using this product if you are taking sirolimus or tacrolimus, which are used to reduce immune system response and reduce the chances of rejection after an organ transplant.


Can I use Canesten Pessary if I’m using a condom during sex?

You should avoid having vaginal sex while you have thrush and while you are using this product, as your partner could also become infected. However, if you do choose to have sex, be aware that this product can reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives like condoms or diaphragms. You should use an alternative method of contraception for at least 5 days after using this product.


How to use Canesten Pessary

Remove the applicator from the packaging and pull out the plunger until it stops. Remove the pessary from its foil packaging and insert into the applicator, fix into place with a slight twist. Insert the applicator as deep as is comfortable into your vagina, in the same way, you would insert a tampon, then press the plunger until it stops. This inserts the Canesten Pessary into your vagina. Remove the applicator and dispose of it properly.


Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?

You do not need a prescription for Canesten pessary, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist-4-U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Canesten pessary is the best choice for you.


When should Canesten Pessary not be used?

Canesten Pessary should not be used by those under the age of 16 or those over the age of 60. Do not use Canesten Pessary if you are allergic to clotrimazole, other Canesten products, other vaginal antifungal products, or any of the other listed ingredients. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you’re unsure whether you have thrush, have had thrush more than twice in six months, or if you or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease. Canesten Pessary is not suitable for use on scalp or nail infections. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Blood-stained vaginal discharge
  • Ulcers, blisters, or sores on the vagina or vulva
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Pain while urinating
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Fever or chills
  • Feeling sick
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • A foul-smelling discharge from the vagina


Does this product have side effects?

As with all medicines, Canesten Pessary can have side effects although not everyone gets them. When you use this product, you may experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, including:

  • Rash
  • Swelling of the lips, throat, face, or tongue
  • Nausea
  • Weakness, feeling dizzy or feeling faint
  • Swallowing or breathing problems

If you experience any of these side effects while using Canesten Pessary, stop using this product and seek medical help immediately. Other common side effects of this product include:

  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Discomfort
  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Vaginal peeling or bleeding
  • Pain in the abdomen or pelvic area

If you experience these or any other side effects, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.


How to store this product

Store in a cool, dry place which is at room temperature. Store in original packaging and do not use if the expiration date printed on the packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.


Important Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary - 500mg Reviews

By Sharon,
June 01, 2021
Very good
By Hayleigh,
February 17, 2021
Great product
By Christina Hall,
July 15, 2020
Unfortunately this product didnt really take my yeast infection away. I bought 2 packs. I used the second pack after ten days and still no results. It may work for women who dont have a severe yeast infection.
By Kristina Nartautaite,
April 20, 2020
Good product, easy to use, no discomfort.
By Maria Olaru,
June 28, 2019
It works very good for me. Affordable price. Very satisfied

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