WHAT ARE CANESTEN ORAL CAPSULES?
Canesten oral capsules contain the active ingredient fluconazole 150mg, which is an effective anti-fungal medication used for the treatment of thrush (yeast infection) caused by Candida Albicans.
HOW EFFECTIVE ARE CANESTEN ORAL CAPSULES IN TREATING VAGINAL THRUSH?
Canesten oral capsule is highly effective in treating symptoms of vaginal thrush such as vaginal discharge and burning, itching or soreness of the vagina and surrounding areas. Women will normally start to see an improvement in their symptoms within a few days of taking treatment and the infection normally completely resolves in a week or so.
If symptoms of thrush do not resolve within 7 days of taking treatment women should see their GP.
HOW DO YOU TAKE CANESTEN ORAL CAPSULE TO TREAT VAGINAL THRUSH?
Canesten oral capsule is used as a single dose for the treatment of vaginal thrush. Therefore you only need to take one capsule to treat the infection. Canesten capsules need to be swallowed whole with water and may be take with or without food.
WHAT ARE THE CAUTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH TAKING CANESTEN ORAL CAPSULES?
Although Canesten capsules are a commonly used medication in the UK, it may not be suitable to use for everyone. Canesten oral capsule should not be used by people suffering with certain conditions or those using certain medications. You should always read the patient information leaflet (PIL) for Canesten oral capsules before taking this medication to ensure it is safe for you to use.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF TAKING CANESTEN ORAL CAPSULES?
Canesten oral capsules like all medications can be associated with certain side effects although not all patients would experience these, especially as the single-dose course of treatment.
Common side effects associated with using Canesten oral capsules include:
- stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, feeling sick, vomiting
- increases in blood tests of liver function
For more information on other side effects that may be caused by Canesten oral capsule, please see the patient information leaflet or contact PostMyMeds.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CANESTEN ORAL CAPSULES AND THRUSH?
Please refer to the patient information leaflet (PIL) for further information about Canesten oral capsule. You can find more information on Thrush here.