Canesten Thrush-Dou-03
Canesten Thrush-Dou-03

Canesten Thrush Duo Oral Capsule & External Cream


Canesten Thrush Duo is a complete and convenient treatment for vaginal thrush; it treats both the cause and symptoms of thrush.

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    Canesten Thrush Duo Oral Capsule & External Cream comes with an 150 mg fluconazole oral capsule and clotrimazole 2% w/w cream, which are both anti-fungal agents.

    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 at the site of infection, whilst the Canesten cream can be used in addition to the capsule to provide relief of symptoms including itching and soreness of the vulva (vulvitis).


    This product comes with a capsule and a cream.

    The Canesten capsule should be swallowed whole with a glass of water and may be taken with or without food, whilst the cream should be applied thinly two or three times daily to the vulva and surrounding area and rubbed in gently. The cream is for external use only, do not put it in your mouth or swallow it.

    You should continue applying the cream until symptoms disappear. If symptoms do not improve within 7 days, then you should seek additional advise from your doctor.


    This treatment should not be used for more than two episodes in any six-month period and you should seek medical advice if you suffer from recurrent thrush.

    Symptoms of thrush should disappear within two days of treatment, if symptoms do not improve within 7 days, then you should seek additional advise from your doctor.

    Like all medicines, Canesten Thrush Duo can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

    Diabetics should always seek additional medical advice before treating thrush as it could be a sign of an underlying complication.

    If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, we would not advise obtaining and using this cream through our service as you should always seek advise from your GP and have the cream prescribed.

    Canesten cream can affect the material that barrier contraceptives (condoms) are made from and can cause them to fail. If using the cream please leave sufficient time before using a barrier contraceptive.

    You should not use this cream if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

    This treatment should not be used by people suffering with certain conditions or those using certain medications. You should always read the patient information leaflet before taking this treatment for more information regarding this treatment.


    Thrush can be passed during sexual intercourse so if you are treating yourself for thrush, it is advisable that you inform your partner to seek treatment to avoid re-infection.

    You can view more information about this treatment in the patient information leaflet.

    More information about thrush could be read on our website by clicking the following link.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Jun 04, 2020 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jul 03, 2024 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm