Canesten Once Pessary + Cream for Vaginal Thrush Click on image to enlarge

Product code:872334



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Canesten Once Pessary + Cream is a convenient one doese vaginal thrush therapy plus cream for the soothing relief of external irritation.

The pessary is used to treat a fungal infection in the vagina and vulval area (thrush). The cream works to relieve the symptoms of external irritation.

Canesten Once Pessary + Cream contains 1 Canesten Pessary, 10g Canesten Cream, and 1 disposable applicator.
The pessary should preferably be inserted in the evening, just before bed time, with the use of the applicator. Using it before you go to sleep will have the best effect.

Use the cream on the external irritated area 2-3 times a day to relieve the symptoms of itching.

Insert one pessary, once. Continue using the cream for as long as you experience itching or your doctor or pharmacist tells you to. This treatment helps to relieve your condition. It is important to keep using it until the fungal infection is gone.


Do not use Canesten Thrush Treatment if you have an allergy to:

  • any medicine containing clotrimazole
  • any of the ingredients listed.

Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include swelling of the parts of the body to which treatment has been applied; rash, itching or hives on the skin.


See your doctor if:

  • this is your first infection
  • you are under 18 years of age
  • you have had 3 or more infections in the last 6 months
  • you have allergies to any other topical treatments

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. You should see your doctor if you suspect you have thrush in the first three months of your pregnancy. Your doctor can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved with treatment.

Your doctor may also advise you use a pessary during pregnancy, instead of a cream, as this can be inserted without an applicator.

Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding and want to use this treatment. It is not known whether the active ingredient, clotrimazole, is excreted in breast milk. Your doctor will be able to discuss with you the risks or benefits involved with treatment.

Tell your doctor if you are diabetic. Thrush in diabetics can mean that your blood sugar levels are not well controlled. Your doctor will be able to check this for you and advise treatment.


The pessary contains 500 mg clotrimazole as the active ingredient. It also contains:

  • lactose
  • cellulose-microcrystalline
  • lactic acid
  • starch-maize
  • crospovidone
  • calcium lactate
  • magnesium stearate
  • silicon dioxide
  • hypromellose

The cream contains 10 mg clotrimazole per gram of cream as the active ingredient. It also contains:

  • sorbitan monostearate
  • Polysorbate 60
  • Cetyl palmitate
  • Cetostearyl alcohol
  • octyldodecanol
  • benzyl alcohol
  • purified water

This medicine does not contain sucrose, gluten, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.

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