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Canesten Internal Cream (formerly Canesten Once)

Canesten Internal Cream (formerly Canesten Once) Canesten Internal Cream (formerly Canesten Once)

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Canesten Internal Cream (formerly Canesten Once) gives you a full 5g applicator containing Canesten cream that is ready for application directly into the vagina to treat thrush.


Canesten Internal Cream

Canesten Internal Cream (formerly Canesten Once) provides you with a single dose for treating thrush symptoms. The pre-fill applicator contains 5g of Canesten cream that can be inserted directly into the vagina for symptomatic thrush treatment.

What Causes Thrush?

Thrush is caused when there is disruption in the balance between bacteria and yeasts which naturally live within the vagina. This leads to symptoms like vaginal itching, burning sensations, and a thick discharge.

It can be caused by a variety of factors like:

  • Medicines and antibiotics
  • The trauma of sexual activity
  • Tampons
  • Stress
  • Perfumed soap, shower gels, or bubble baths
  • Menstruation
  • Wearing tight clothing
  • Pregnancy

Preventing Thrush with Canesten Internal Cream

Canesten Internal Cream can be used to prevent the growth of fungus and reduce itchy, burning sensations.

To prevent thrush from recurring:

  • Avoid tight, synthetic clothing
  • Avoid perfumed soaps, gels, bubble baths, vaginal deodorants and douches
  • Change tampons or pads regularly when on your period

How Does Canesten Internal Cream Treat Thrush? 

 Canesten Internal Cream, a powerful antifungal ointment, is specially formulated to kill the fungal infection. It targets yeast infection and works to soothe the area to relieve itching and irritation. 


Approved by Sumaiya Patel - Pharmacist on the 09/02/2021.
For more information, view our medical team

Wash your hands before and after inserting the cream. Insert the contents of the prefilled applicator into the vagina preferably at night so that it can work while you sleep. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days, consult your doctor.

When not use Canesten Thrush Cream:

Do not use the cream if you have previously had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient clotrimazole. If you are unsure about this, ask your doctor.

See your doctor as soon as possible and do not use Canesten Thrush Cream if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood stained discharge
  • Ulcers, blisters or sores of the vagina or vulva
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Pain or difficulty in passing urine
  • Fever or chills
  • Feeling sick or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • A foul smelling discharge from the vagina 
  • If you are unsure whether you have thrush, check with your doctor before using this product.

If you are pregnant or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten Thrush Cream. If you have informed your doctor or midwife already, follow his/hers instructions carefully.

Before using the Canesten Thrush Cream, you should see your doctor if:

  • You have had more than two infections of thrush in the last six months
  • You or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease
  • You are aged under 16 or over 60 years
  • You have ever had an allergic reaction to Canesten or any other vaginal antifungal products

Like all medicines, Canesten Thrush Internal Cream can cause side eects, although not everybody gets them. As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the cream. If you are allergic, a reaction will occur soon after you have used the medicine. If you experience an allergic reaction or the redness, burning, pain, itching or swelling get worse, stop using this product and tell your doctor straight away or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital. Signs of an allergic reaction may include: Rash. Swallowing or breathing problems. Swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue. Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint. Nausea. After you apply Canesten Thrush Internal Cream you might experience: Itching, rash, swelling, redness, discomfort, burning, irritation, vaginal peeling or bleeding. Pain in the abdomen or pelvic area. If you experience any of the above eects, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Reporting of side eects

If you get any side eects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side eects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side eects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side eects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Contents: 5g of vaginal cream contains Clotrimazole 500mg (10% w/w). It also contains benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetostearyl alcohol, isopropyl myristrate, cetyl palmitate and purified water.


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Simply the best for treating thrush, cools and gets rid of it within 3 days. Great price

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I get reaccuring thrush,and buy this product alot it takes 3 days to work, but buying this product from Chemist direct is alot cheaper than the in the shops.

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Very happy - lots bette than the pessary - so much easier and less messy ))

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