Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary

Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary

1 x 500mg Soft Gel Pessary & Applicator 
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Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary is a soft vaginal capsule that treats thrush symptoms in a single dose. It contains the active ingredient Clotrimazole.


Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary gives you effective treatment for thrush yeast infections. It works right at the site of infection and provides treatment in a single dose.

It is not recommended for use for children under 16.

Symptomatic Treatment with Canesten Soft Gel Pessary

Canesten pessaries are teardrop-shaped soft capsules that can be inserted at night.

It promotes pH balance and healthy bacteria and treats any signs of fungal infection and itching.

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 Thrush Soft Gel Pessary:

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

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

      • Canesten Soft Gel Pessaries should be inserted at night. Using the applicator provided, the soft gel pessary should be inserted as high as possible into the vagina.
      • This is easiest when lying back with legs bent up.
      • A second treatment may be carried out if necessary.

      Do not use Canestenฎ Thrush Soft Gel Pessary: • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients of Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary (see Section 6. Further Information). Before using Canestenฎ Thrush Soft Gel Pessary, you should see your doctor if: • You are unsure whether you have thrush or this is the first time you have had these symptoms. • 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. • You have ever had an allergic reaction to Canesten or any other vaginal antifungal products.

      • 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. This is because Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary may not be the right treatment for you.

      Special precautions: As with other pessaries, this product may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. Consequently, you should use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.

      Like all medicines, Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the pessary. 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 use Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary 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 effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

      Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary contains:
      White soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, gelatin, glycerol, water, titanium dioxide (E171), quinoline yellow (E104), sunset yellow (E110), lecithin, medium-chain triglycerides


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      3.00 stars

      Usually have the chalky pessary which worked well. Tried the gel one but found that the pessary did not stay in the applicator and in trying to put it back in the thing burst squirting the medication out.

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      5.00 stars

      Much more comfortable than the Chalky pessary that Canestan do - easy to apply too. Larger than the normal tablet pessary - teardrop shaped but comfortable.Definitely one to do on a night in bed - the pessary dissolves and releases the thin gel like cream - white/cream colour.There is mess when you stand up - be sure to wear knickers with a panty liner in - even when in bed.But the mess goes within a few hours int he morning as opposed to 1-2 days with the normal pessary.Symptoms were gone by the morning when used with the cream.

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