Canesten Thrush Pessary - 500mg

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Canesten Thrush Pessary is a full course of treatment for vaginal thrush. It is an effective single dose pessary with applicator which goes straight to the sight of the infection and treats vaginal thrush.


How Canesten Thrush Pessary works

Canesten Thrush Pessary contains the active ingredient of clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called azoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of infections. 



Always use Canesten Thrush Pessary exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. 


To use Canesten Thrush Pessary, remove the applicator from the packaging and pull out the plunger from the applicator. 


Remove the pessary from the foil blister pack and place it into the open end of the applicator with the curved edge of the pessary facing down. Push the plunger and lock into the applicator until you feel a click. Once you feel the click, remove the lock from the plunger. 


Carefully insert the applicator as deep as comfortable into the vagina. Hold the applicator at the patterned grip zone. Carefully push the plunger all the way until it stops to dispense the vaginal pessary.


Remove the applicator and dispose of it in a safe place.

Side effects

Like all medicines, Canesten Thrush Pessary may cause side effects in some people, but these won’t affect everybody. Common side effects include: 


  • Itching, rashes, swelling, redness, discomfort, burning, irritation, vaginal peeling, discharge or bleeding
  • Pain in the abdominal area or vulvovaginal pain 
  • Nausea


If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


Serious side effects

Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. 



Canesten Thrush Pessary may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or during your period.

As the pessary dissolves in the vagina, it may be helpful to wear a panty liner.

Do not flush the applicator down the toilet.


Using/taking other medicines

Please speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including ones obtained without a prescription. 

Let your doctor know if you are taking tacrolimus or sirolimus which are used to reduce the immune response to prevent rejection after an organ transplant. 


Age restrictions 

This product is suitable for those aged 16 and above.


Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Canesten Thrush Pessary can be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice before taking any new medicine. 

To treat internal thrush, your doctor may recommend that you use the pessary without the help of an applicator. 


Storage information

Store in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.


Important information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before using 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 using 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 Chemist4U pharmacist before using this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or Chemist4U 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.


Canesten Thrush Pessary - 500mg Reviews

By Anne Harrison,
January 09, 2024
It works first time
By Sue Woolnough,
January 09, 2024
Good product
By Gillian Harris,
January 02, 2024
Great fast acting product
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