Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams

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What is Canesten Combi?

Canesten Combi is a combination of internal and external creams which both work to combat vaginal thrush. It helps to combat the itching and discomfort caused by thrush, and also helps to treat the cause of thrush when you need it most.

 

What is thrush?

Vaginal thrush is a common yeast infection that can affect women, most women suffer from thrush at some point in their life. It is caused by a harmless yeast called Candida, which lives inside your vagina and in other parts of your body. The natural balance of the vagina normally keeps Candida at healthy levels, but sometimes this balance is disturbed, allowing your yeast levels to increase. This is when you get thrush and experience symptoms such as redness, irritation and itching around your vagina.

 

How does Canesten Combi work to treat thrush?

Canesten Combi uses an external cream and an internal cream which work together to treat thrush from the inside out. Both of these creams contain the active ingredient clotrimazole, which is an anti-fungal agent. This helps to fight the cause of vaginal thrush while treating symptoms of discomfort and itching.

 

How to use Canesten Combi.

Canesten Combi includes two creams that can help to treat thrush. To use the internal cream, remove the applicator from its packaging and attach the plunger, then remove the cap. Insert the applicator as far into your vagina as possible, in the same way, you would a tampon. Press down on the plunger to deposit the cream into the vagina and remove the applicator.

To use the external cream, simply apply a thin and even layer of cream around the entrance of the vagina. Do this two or three times a day.

 

When should Canesten Combi not be used?

Canesten Combi is not suitable for use by those under the age of 16 or over the age of 60. Canesten Combi should not be used if you are allergic to clotrimazole, cetostearyl alcohol, or any of the other ingredients listed. Do not use Canesten Combi if you are on your period, as it may be less effective. Canesten Combi should not be used to treat nail and scalp infections. If you are unsure whether you have thrush or you have had thrush more than twice in six months, do not use Canesten Combi. Do not use Canesten Combi if you or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease.

Like all medicines, Canesten Combi can have side effects, although you may not experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction:

  • 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, stop using Canesten Combi and seek medical help immediately. If you experience any other side effects, please speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.

 

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 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.

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 Combi Internal & External Creams Reviews

By Caroline, Leeds,
July 11, 2023
Much preferred to pessaries/ tablets. Has got v expensive
By Miss SONIA AMILLS,
July 13, 2022
An excellent product.
By Miss SONIA AMILLS,
July 27, 2021
Excellent product

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