Canesten Duopak is a complete treatment for vaginal thrush because it treats both the internal cause and external symptoms.
Canesten Duopak contains a cream for external application to soothe itching and six 100mg pessaries which are inserted into the vagina once nightly for six nights to treat the infection internally.
The active substance in Canesten Duopak is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines anti-fungals and kills the fungus causing the infection.
How to Take
The Cream: Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and press. To treat the itching and soreness of the vulva (vulvitis), the cream should be thinly and evenly applied to the area around the entrance of the vagina, 2 or 3 times a day and smoothed in gently.
The Pessaries: The applicator should be used to insert the pessary as high as possible into the vagina, preferably before going to sleep at night for convenient and comfortable treatment. Repeat this process nightly for six consecutive nights.
If you have never had thrush before, it is recommended to see your doctor before treating.
Consult your doctor if symptoms have not cleared up 7 days after treatment finishes. You should also consult your doctor if symptoms recur within two months.
What Canesten Duopak Pessaries & Cream contains
Canesten 100mg Pessaries: The active substance is clotrimazole at a strength of 100mg. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, lactic acid, maize starch, crospovidone, calcium lactate pentahydrate, magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous silica and hypromellose.
Canesten 1% Cream: The active substance is clotrimazole at a strength of 1% w/w. The other ingredients are benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water.
Always read the leaflet before using this product.