Canesten Thrush Cream Clotrimazole 2% provides external treatment for thrush and other fungal infections. It contains 2% of the active ingredient Clotrimazole which promotes a healthy pH balance and reduces thrush symptoms of itching and burning.
This thrush cream uses a substance called Clotrimazole, which is a powerful antifungal agent. It is a popular active ingredient in other antifungal medicine for other infections such as athletes' foot, jock itch and ringworm. Clotrimazole alters the fungi's cell walls, killing it.
This cream provides relief from the external irritation that comes from vaginal thrush while attacking and killing the fungal infection.
However, it is important to understand that this cannot treat any internal causes of vaginal thrush.
Thrush is caused when there is disruption in the balance between bacteria and yeasts which naturally live within the vagina. This can be caused by a variety of factors like:
Canesten Thrush Cream Clotrimazole 2% can be used to prevent the growth of fungus and reduce itchy, burning sensations. To prevent thrush from recurring:
Caution when using Canesten Thrush Cream 2%:
Wash your hands before and after using the cream. Apply the cream thinly to affected areas 2 or 3 times a day and rub in gently. Treatment should be continued for up to one week after treating the internal infection in women and for two weeks in men. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Cautions whilst taking Canesten Thrush Cream 2%:
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:
If you are pregnant or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten Thrush Cream
Before using the Canesten Thrush Cream, you should see your doctor if:
Possible side effects when using Canesten Thrush Cream 2%:
You may experience a mild burning or irritation immediately after application. If this is intolerable, stop the treatment and tell your doctor.
One 20g tube of Canesten Thrush Cream Contains:
Clotrimazole 400mg (2% w/w). It also contains benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water.
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