What is Canesten Thrush Pessary?
Canesten Thrush Pessary is a vaginal tablet that contains the active ingredient clotrimazole. Clotrimazole is a type of antifungal medicine that treats thrush infections. It’s a one-tablet application and you insert it inside your vagina so it can target the site of infection.
Vaginal thrush is a common infection caused by a yeast-type fungus called Candida that causes symptoms like a burning sensation, itching, redness, inflammation and discharge. Clotrimazole kills the yeast that causes the infection and restores the natural pH balance.
How does Canesten Thrush Pessary work?
The active ingredient in Canesten Thrush Cream is clotrimazole, which belongs to a group of antifungal medicines called azoles. It’s used to treat skin infections caused by yeasts and fungi like athlete’s foot, ringworm, fungal nail, infected nappy rash and thrush. Clotrimazole for vaginal thrush is also available as an internal cream and tablet you insert into your vagina.
It works by damaging the walls of the cell membranes, allowing the contents to leak out. Clotrimazole also inhibits the cells from producing ergosterol. Ergosterol is needed for the fungus to grow, spread and keep the yeast cell membranes intact. Using Canesten Thrush Pessary helps to target the site of the infection directly and kills the fungus that’s causing the thrush. This will help to prevent further reinfection and symptoms of thrush.
What doses of Canesten Thrush Pessary are there?
Canesten Thrush Pessary comes as a single dose of 500mg clotrimazole. You use one tablet at night but if you still have signs of an infection after seven days you may use another tablet.
There are other pessary strengths available from Canesten for vaginal thrush. They come in either 100 or 200 milligrams of clotrimazole. For 100mg, you take two for three days or one for six days. For 200mg, you take one for three days. Depending on how comfortable and easy you find it to insert a tablet in your vagina, it might be more suitable to just take one 500mg tablet.
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