Canesten thrush cream

Confidential treatment for the symptoms of thrush including vaginal preparations, capsules and thrush cream for men.

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Canesten thrush cream

Canesten thrush cream

Prescription fees

Medicinesbymailbox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Order value Prescription fee
Any Order Value £0.00

Canesten product information

Canesten contains clotrimazole which is an anti-fungal medicine used for the treatment of thrush. Canesten cream can be used by men and women whom are affected. 


How to take

Canesten cream can be applied on the skin surrounding the entrance of vagina or on the top of the penis for 2-3 times a day. Specific information regarding administration can be found in the patient information leaflet. 

You should see an improvement of symptoms within 3 days of treatment. If symptoms do not improve after 7 days, you should see your GP as your infection might have other causes.


Side effects of Canesten

Like all medicines, Canesten can cause some side effects, although not everyone gets them.
The most common side effects associated are: itching, rash, swelling, redness, discomfort, irritation or peeling or skin. These side effects are usually mild but if they trouble you, you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice. 

If you experience these uncommon but serious side effects, you should stop taking Canesten and seek urgent medical advice:

  • Severe allergic reactions (symptoms include difficulty breathing, swelling of eyes, lips or face, or an itchy rash)


The full list of side effects can be found from patient information leaflet. 


Cautions

When ordering from Medicinesbymailbox, you will be prompted to answer a series of Yes/No questionnaires to determine your suitability to the medication. You should NOT use Canesten without consulting a doctor if you:
  • are allergic to clotrimazole 
  • are currently having your period
  • are pregnant or breast-feeding 
  • have ever had sexually transmitted disease
  • are unsure whether you have thrush


Canesten may affect the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. You may consider another form or contraception for at least 5 days after using this cream.



Patient information leaflet

The 'patient information leaflet' should be read before use.