Canesten Pessary 1.Treatment of vaginal candidiasis (thrush). This product should only be used if thrush has been previously diagnosed by a doctor.Canesten 500mg Pessary is recommended for the treatment of candidal vaginitis.
16-60 years of age: 1 pessary inserted into vagina at night. Under 16 years and over 60 years: not recommended except on medical advice.The pessary should be inserted into the vagina, as high as possible, using the applicator provided.
One 500mg pessary should be inserted at night. Using the applicator provided, the pessary should be inserted as high as possible into the vagina. This is best achieved when lying back with legs bent up. A second treatment may be carried out if necessary.
Canesten pessaries need moisture in the vagina in order to dissolve completely, otherwise undissolved pieces of the pessary might crumble out of the vagina. Pieces of undissolved pessary may be noticed by women who experience vaginal dryness. To help prevent this it is important that the pessary is inserted as high as possible into the vagina at bedtime.
treatment during the menstrual period should not be performed due to the risk of the pessary being washed out by th
Hypersensitivity to clotrimazole or any ingredient in this medicine. Medical advice should be sought if this is the first time the patient has experienced symptoms of candidal vaginitis.
Before using Canesten Pessaries, medical advice must be sought if any of the following are applicable:
- more than two infections of candidal vaginitis in the last 6 months.
- previous history of sexually transmitted disease or exposure to partner with sexually transmitted disease.
- pregnancy or suspected pregnancy.
- aged under 16 or over 60 years.
- known hypersensitivity to imidazoles or other vaginal antifungal products.
Canesten Pessaries should not be used if the patient has any of the following symptoms where upon medical advice should be sought:
- irregular vaginal bleeding.
- abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood-stained discharge.
- vulval or vaginal ulcers, blisters or sores.
- lower abdominal pain or dysuria.
- any adverse events such as redness, irritati
As the listed undesirable effects are based on spontaneous reports, assigning accurate frequency of occurrence for each is not possible.
Immune system disorders:
allergic reaction (syncope, hypotension, dyspnea, urticaria, pruritus).
Reproductive system and breast disorders:
genital peeling, pruritus, rash, oedema, erythema, discomfort, burning, irritation, pelvic pain, vaginal haemorrhage.