What are Canesflor Probiotics?
Canesflor Probiotics work to maintain the delicate balance of microorganisms that live inside your vagina. This helps to keep the environment if your intimate area healthy, providing natural protection from vaginal infections such as thrush.
What is thrush (also known as a yeast infection)?
Thrush, or yeast infections, are a common infection that affects both men and women. In women, thrush has some easily recognisable symptoms, including:
- White discharge, similar to cottage cheese
- Irritation around your vagina
- Stinging sensation during sex or when you use the toilet.
When treated properly, thrush can clear up within a week and will not occur often. However, some women may find that they get thrush regularly, sometimes more than twice in six months. Thrush can be caused by a number of different factors, including hormonal changes from pregnancy, as well as wearing tight clothing or using certain types of soap.
How do Canesflor Probiotics work to prevent thrush or yeast infections?
Canesflor Probiotic capsules contain Lactobacillus Plantarum P 17630, which is a unique probiotic strain which can help to protect against thrush or yeast infections. It prevents the growth of harmful microorganisms in your vagina, creating a protective barrier which helps to prevent thrush.
How to use Canesflor Probiotics?
Lie on your back and insert one Canesflor Probiotic capsule into the vagina. Do this in the evening, before you go to sleep. If you are struggling to insert the Canesflor Probiotic capsule, you can moisten it slightly to help insertion. Use one capsule for the first 6 days of treatment, then use one capsule every week for 4 weeks.
When should Canesflor Probiotics not be used?
Canesflor probiotics are for vaginal use only and should not be swallowed.
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 https://www.nhs.uk
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.
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I just used the first tablet last night and then today I came on my period. Am I able to continue the course whilst I am on my period or do I need to wait until I am off? If I have to wait will it matter than I have already used one?
There isn't anything in the product literature that would suggest that they couldn't be used whilst on your period, therefore you should be able to continue the course as normal, inserting one capsule at night for 6 days and then once weekly for four weeks.
Is canesflor safe when trying to conceive and would it be recommended in order to improve flora for conception?
Canesflor is a convenient vaginal capsule that delivers probiotics, specifically the good bacteria lactobacilli, to the vagina i.e. directly to the source of the infection. This restores the natural environment of your vagina and works to create a protective barrier over your vaginal walls, helping prevent thrush and bacterial vaginosis from recurring.
This is fine to take whilst trying to conceive for a baby
Can Canesten Canesflor Thrush Probiotic Capsules be used while breastfeeding?
As this is a non medicinal product, there is no published data on safety data on use whilst breastfeeding. However, there are no known issues using Caneslor Thrush Probiotic Capsules whilst breastfeeding. Use with caution and discontinue use if any problems occur.
I started using the Canesten Canesflor Thrush Probiotic Capsules for my thrush. Is it normal to experience a light brownish discharge after using them?
Canesflor is a convenient vaginal capsule that delivers probiotics, specifically the good bacteria lactobacilli, to the vagina. This helps restore the natural environment of your vagina and works to create a protective barrier over your vaginal walls, helping prevent thrush and bacterial vaginosis from recurring. Discharge is a broad term and is made up of skin cells, bacteria, and mucus and fluid produced by the vagina and cervix. Its role is to protect the vaginal and urinary tract against infections and also acts as a lubricant to stop friction and irritation.
All women will have discharge which is normal, this is referred to as ‘physiological’ discharge. Physiological discharge is either clear or white, and will change in texture throughout your cycle and comes from your cervix. It will be thick and sticky throughout most of your cycle, but will become thinner, clearer and stretchier around the time of ovulation, like the texture of egg white. Sometimes when the discharge dries, it may appear yellow on your underwear (1,2).
The amount of discharge may also vary throughout your cycle, often, you may notice more discharge before you are due to ovulate around the middle of your cycle. Daily vaginal discharge (about 1-4ml every 24 hours) is pretty normal and healthy
Typically, vaginal discharge will not have a particular smell, however, you may recognise what is normal for you. Changes in this smell may represent an infection for example.
Can you use every week after the first box as a maintenance
Use 1 capsule each day for 6 consecutive days and then 1 capsule per week, for 4 weeks. Each box contains 10 vaginal capsules.
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