How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Clotrimazole belongs to the class of medications calledantifungals.It is used totreat most vaginal yeast infections.Clotrimazole works by killing the overgrowth of yeast that is causing the infection.
The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection should start to improve within a few hours after starting this medication, but it may take as long as a week for the symptoms to go away completely.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms.Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles.If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor.Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do.It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Canesten Combi 1 Day ComforTAB + External Cream
Each vaginal tablet contains 500mg of clotrimazole and each gram of external cream contains 10mg of clotrimazole.Nonmedicinal ingredients:benzyl alcohol, calcium lactate, cetostearyl alcohol, cetyl esters wax, cornstarch, crospovidone, hypromellose, lactic acid, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, octyldodecanol, polysorbate 60, silicon dioxide, sorbitan monostearate, and water.
Canesten Combi 1 Day Internal and External Cream
Eachgram of vaginal cream contains 100mg of clotrimazole and eachgram of external cream contains 10mg of clotrimazole.Nonmedicinal ingredients:benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, cetyl esters wax, isopropyl myristate, octyldodecanol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, and water.
Canesten 1 Day Internal Cream (10% clotrimazole)
Eachgram contains 100mg of clotrimazole in a vanishing cream base.Nonmedicinal ingredients:benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, cetyl esters wax, isopropyl myristate, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, and water.
Canesten Combi 3 Day ComforTAB + External Cream
Each insert contains 200mg of clotrimazole and eachgram of external cream contains 10mg of clotrimazole.Nonmedicinal ingredients:adipic acid, benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, cetyl esters wax, cornstarch, lactose, magnesium stearate, octyldodecanol, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, silicon dioxide, sodium bicarbonate, sorbitan monostearate, stearic acid, and water.
Canesten Comfortab 1
Each vaginal tablet contains 500 mg of clotrimazole.Nonmedicinal ingredients:lactose, maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose, lactic acid, crospovidone, calcium lactate, magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
Canesten Comfortab 3
Each vaginal tablet contains 200 mg of clotrimazole.Nonmedicinal ingredients:lactose, maize starch, adipic acid, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, and polysorbate 80.
Canesten 3 Day Internal Cream (2% clotrimazole)
Eachgram contains 20mg of clotrimazole in a vanishing cream base.Nonmedicinal ingredients:benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, cetyl esters wax, octyldodecanol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, and water. 25g of vaginal cream is sufficient for 3 intravaginal applications with additional cream for extravaginal use if required.
Canesten 6 Day Internal Cream (1% clotrimazole)
Eachgram contains 10mg of clotrimazole in a vanishing cream base.Nonmedicinal ingredients:benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, cetyl esters wax, octyldodecanol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, and water. 50g of vaginal cream is sufficient for 6 intravaginal applications with additional cream for extravaginal use if required.
Canesten External Cream (1% clotrimazole)
Eachgram contains 10mg of clotrimazole.Nonmedicinal ingredients:benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, cetyl esters wax, octyldodecanol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, and water.
Canesten External Cream Refill (1% clotrimazole)
Eachgram contains 10mg of clotrimazole.Nonmedicinal ingredients:benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, cetyl esters wax, octyldodecanol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, and water.
How should I use this medication?
Clotrimazole vaginal cream or tablets should be inserted high into the vagina once daily(preferably at bedtime) using the applicator(s) provided for 1, 3, or 6 days, depending on the specific product being used. Insert the applicator gently and deeply into the vagina, then slowly depress the plunger to release the tablet or instill the cream.A thin layer of the topical creamor vaginal cream can be applied to the vaginal area for relief of external symptoms 1 to 2 times daily as needed, as long as symptoms persist, for up to 7 days.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications.If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here,do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
If you see undissolved pieces of the vaginal tablet the next day, the tablet may not have been inserted deeply enough or it may not have dissolved completely. If this is the case, you may wish to consider switching to the vaginal cream to complete the treatment.
Treatment with clotrimazole should not continue while you are menstruating. Choose a form of this medication that will allow you to complete your treatment before menstruation begins. Do not use tampons, douches, or vaginal spermicides while using clotrimazole.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor or recommended by your pharmacist.Continue to use this medication for as long as directed by your doctor or pharmacist, even if you start to feel better.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one.If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature between 15°C and 30°C, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to clotrimazole or any ingredients of the medication.
What side effects are possible with this medication?
Many medications can cause side effects.A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication.If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
- abdominal bloating
Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
- vaginal bleeding
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed.Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.
Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication?
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Birth control:Clotrimazole may reduce the effectiveness of latex condoms, diaphragms, and vaginal spermicides. Use of alternative forms of birth control while using this medication is recommended.
First-time users:If this is your first time experiencing a vaginal yeast infection, you should see your doctor before using clotrimazole.
For external use only:Clotrimazole vaginal cream, tablets, and topical or external cream are for vaginal and external use only. These medications should not be taken by mouth.
Other medical conditions:If you have fever, abdominal pain, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge, your symptoms may be due to a more serious condition than a yeast infection. Talk to your doctor immediately and do not use clotrimazole.
If you do not see any improvement in your symptoms in 3 days, if they do not disappear in 7 days, or if they worsen, your symptoms may be due to a condition other than a yeast infection. Stop using this medication and see your doctor immediately.
If you have multiple sexual partners or change partners often, see your doctor before using this medication.
Repeat infections:If you have frequent vaginal yeast infections or if your yeast infection returns in less than 2 months, see your doctor before using this medication again.
Pregnancy:This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you are pregnant and believe this medication is necessary, contact your doctor.
Breast-feeding:It is not known if clotrimazole passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are using this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children:Clotrimazole should not be used by girls under 12 years old, unless recommended by a doctor.
What other drugs could interact with this medication?
There may be an interaction between clotrimazole and any of the following:
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
- stop taking one of the medications,
- change one of the medications to another,
- change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
- leave everything as is.
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them.Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with this medication.Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
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You should not take Canesten oral if you are taking any of the following medicines: astemizole. cisapride. ergot medicines, for example ergotamine, methysergide.Are there any drug interactions with Canesten? ›
You should not take Canesten oral if you are taking any of the following medicines: astemizole. cisapride. ergot medicines, for example ergotamine, methysergide.Who Cannot use Canesten cream? ›
Most adults and children can use clotrimazole for thrush. However, some creams and pessaries are not recommended for children under the age of 16 years or adults aged 60 and above.What are the warnings for Canesten? ›
Common side effects of clotrimazole include redness, stinging, blistering, peeling, swelling, itching, burning, and irritation at the site of application. Stomach upset and vomiting may occur with the oral lozenge.What are the side effects of too much Canesten? ›
If you use too much external clotrimazole cream or use it more often than you need to, it may make your skin irritated, or red. Use less cream the next time if this happens.What medications should not be taken with clotrimazole? ›
Clotrimazole topical has no listed serious interactions with any other drugs. Clotrimazole topical has no listed moderate interactions with any other drugs.What to avoid when taking clotrimazole? ›
Patients should not use tampons, douches, or spermicides during treatment. The patient should also receive instruction to abstain from sexual activity during treatment. Vaginal clotrimazole products may cause damage to condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps and cause them to fail.When should you not use Canesten? ›
If you have any of the following symptoms do not use Canesten Thrush Duo and see your doctor as soon as possible: Irregular vaginal bleeding. Abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood-stained discharge. Ulcers, blisters or sores of the vagina or vulva.What happens if I use Canesten and I don t have a yeast infection? ›
If you don't really have a yeast infection, antifungals won't help you get better. They can actually prolong the real problem, because while you'll think you're treating the issue, the real cause will continue to develop.Can over 60s use Canesten cream? ›
- aged under 16 or over 60 years. - known hypersensitivity to imidazoles or other vaginal antifungal products. The pessary and cream should not be used if the patient has any of the following symptoms where upon medical advice should be sought: - irregular vaginal bleeding.
After you apply Canesten Thrush Internal Cream you might experience: • Itching, rash, swelling, redness, discomfort, burning, irritation, vaginal peeling, discharge or bleeding. Pain (eg. abdominal pain, vulvovaginal pain). Nausea.Is Canesten safe for private parts? ›
Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule is a convenient, effective single dose treatment for vaginal and penile thrush.Why is it better to use Canesten at night? ›
You can use Canesten® thrush treatments either day or night. However, vaginal treatments are best applied before you go to bed, as you can expect some leakage with the product use. For best results, lie down as soon as possible after inserting the vaginal products. This will reduce leakage.How long does it take to get rid of a yeast infection with Canesten? ›
It usually treats thrush within 7 days but it's best to treat the infection for at least 2 weeks to stop it coming back. The most common side effect is an itching or burning feeling in the area being treated.Can you overdo it with Canesten cream? ›
No risk of acute intoxication is seen as it is unlikely to occur following a single dermal application of an overdose (application over a large area under conditions favourable to absorption) or inadvertent oral ingestion.Is Canesten a steroid? ›
It contains two active ingredients: clotrimazole and hydrocortisone. Clotrimazole is an antifungal which treats the root cause of fungal skin infections. Hydrocortisone is a mild topical steroid which reduces the swelling, redness and itching associated with inflammation of the skin.Does clotrimazole enter the bloodstream? ›
Yes - clotrmiazole cream is not absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream in significant amounts and so is not expected to affect other medicines.When should you not use clotrimazole? ›
Do not use clotrimazole cream, spray or solution for more than 4 weeks, unless a doctor tells you to. Fungal infections can become resistant to clotrimazole and it can stop working properly. The most common side effect of clotrimazole is skin irritation in the area you've treated.Can clotrimazole make you feel sick? ›
Nausea, vomiting, mild itching, or an unpleasant sensation in the mouth may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.What are the 2 side effects of clotrimazole cream? ›
- stomach pain.
- foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
Causes serious eye irritation. Causes skin irritation. Harmful if swallowed. Material may be irritating to the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.What is the adverse drug reaction of clotrimazole? ›
Clotrimazole cream, spray or solution can sometimes cause irritated or red skin, or pain or a burning or stinging feeling when you put it on. If you get these side effects and they do not go away, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.What can I use for thrush instead of canesten? ›
- Anti-fungal treatments. ...
- Oral Medication. ...
- Tea Tree Oil. ...
- Garlic. ...
- Coconut Oil. ...
- Try Swapping Your Underwear For 100% Cotton Underwear. ...
- Avoid Wearing Tight Fitting Clothing. ...
a thick, white discharge with a 'cottage cheese' appearance and yeasty smell. redness or swelling of the vagina or vulva. splits in the genital skin. stinging or burning while urinating or during sex.How do you treat thrush in over 60s? ›
Non-prescription topical products for the treatment of thrush contain either clotrimazole, miconazole, or econazole (Ecostatin, Pevaryl), all of which are strong antifungals and can be purchased in a number of different forms.How I cured my chronic yeast infection? ›
Taking an antifungal medication for three to seven days will usually clear a yeast infection. Antifungal medications — which are available as creams, ointments, tablets and suppositories — include miconazole (Monistat 3) and terconazole.How do you know if you have BV or thrush? ›
The symptoms of thrush are: soreness and itchiness around your vagina, cottage cheese like discharge that's odorless and burning sensation when passing urine. Bacterial vaginosis causes a fishy, unpleasant odour and greyish watery discharge. BV should not cause you soreness or itchiness in your vagina.How do you know if you have a yeast infection or bacterial infection? ›
With yeast infections, discharge is usually thick, white, and odorless. You may also have a white coating in and around your vagina. With bacterial vaginosis, you may have vaginal discharge that's grayish, foamy, and smells fishy. (But it's also common for BV to have no symptoms.)Can a 70 year old woman get thrush? ›
You can get thrush at any age, but it's most common in women who are in their 20s and 30s.What causes yeast infection in elderly woman? ›
Predisposing factors such as cancer, the use of immunosuppressants and broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents, and co-morbidities such as diabetes mellitus are all risk factors for an invasive candida infection and are common in older patients .
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of fluconazole in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related kidney problems, which may require an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving fluconazole.Is canesten cream harmful? ›
Serious side effects of Canesten
Skin rash, hives, blistering, burning, itching, peeling, redness, stinging, swelling, or other sign of skin irritation not present before use of this medicine.
Rarely, immediately after you apply the cream you might experience: ▪ Mild burning or irritation. If this is intolerable, stop treatment and see your doctor as soon as possible. Very rarely, Canesten Thrush Cream may cause side effects which can be very similar to the symptoms of the infection.Can I pee after using canesten cream? ›
The answer is Canesten Pessary's do not stop you from weeing, so you can wee after inserting the pessary. Although, if you are asking “Can I Pee After Inserting Canesten Pessary?” you cannot pee immediately after inserting the pessary.Why do elderly get thrush? ›
having poor oral hygiene. having a dry mouth, either because of a medical condition or a medication you are taking. smoking. having chemotherapy or radiotherapy to treat cancer.Which cream is best for itching in private parts? ›
Applying a mild (low-strength) corticosteroid cream such as hydrocortisone to the genital area may provide temporary relief. The cream should not be put into the vagina and should be used for only a short period of time. For severe itching, an antihistamine taken by mouth may help temporarily.What happens when you use Canesten cream? ›
How does Canesten 1% cream work? Canesten cream contains the anti-fungal medicine clotrimazole. Clotrimazole kills fungi and yeasts by interfering with their cell membranes. It works by stopping the fungi from producing a substance called ergosterol, which is an essential component of fungal cell membranes.What are the side effects of canesten treatment? ›
Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint. Nausea. After you apply the cream you might experience: • Itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, redness, irritation, pins and needles, or peeling of skin. If you experience any of the above effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.What's the difference between Canesten and Monistat? ›
The active ingredient in Canesten is clotrimazole, while in Monistat it's miconazole. Says Cindy Chen, a clinical pharmacist at Rexall in Victoria, 'Both stop the growth of the fungus as opposed to killing it. They're dependent on the person's immune system to then get rid of the infection.
You will notice that the itching has subsided, eliminating much of the discomfort. Finally, all irritation, inflammation, or redness will go away. The appearance and feel of your genitals will return to normal. Completing the course of your treatment is necessary.
Douching. Your vagina is self-cleaning. "When a woman douches, she is negatively altering the delicate balance of yeast and bacteria in the vagina. This is a set-up for either the development of a yeast infection or worsening of an existing infection," says Millheiser.How do you know if Canesten cream is working? ›
The symptoms of the skin infection, such as itching or soreness, should improve after using Canesten Athlete's foot creams. If the symptoms do not improve, please consult your doctor.Is clotrimazole the same as Canesten? ›
Clotrimazole for thrush (Canesten) Brand name: Canesten.How do you calm the itching from thrush? ›
You'll usually need antifungal medicine to get rid of thrush. This can be a tablet you take, a tablet you insert into your vagina (pessary) or a cream to relieve the irritation. Thrush should clear up within 7 to 14 days of starting treatment. You do not need to treat partners unless they have symptoms.What is the main ingredient in Canesten? ›
The active substance in Canesten Cream is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of fungal skin infections.Is Canesten the same as hydrocortisone? ›
What Canesten HC Cream contains: The active substances are clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate. Each gram of cream contains 10mg clotrimazole and 11.2mg hydrocortisone acetate (equivalent to 10mg hydrocortisone).Do antifungals interact with other drugs? ›
Antifungal agents are known to interact with many drugs. Over 2,600 potential DDIs are included in the antifungal drug interaction database, of which more than 540 could be severe. If undetected, DDIs can lead to patient harm or to potentially fatal adverse events.What happens if you use Canesten and don t have a yeast infection? ›
If you don't really have a yeast infection, antifungals won't help you get better. They can actually prolong the real problem, because while you'll think you're treating the issue, the real cause will continue to develop.What drugs does fluconazole interact with? ›
- Aripiprazole Lauroxil.
After you apply Canesten Thrush Internal Cream you might experience: • Itching, rash, swelling, redness, discomfort, burning, irritation, vaginal peeling, discharge or bleeding. Pain (eg. abdominal pain, vulvovaginal pain). Nausea.
It usually treats thrush within 7 days but it's best to treat the infection for at least 2 weeks to stop it coming back. The most common side effect is an itching or burning feeling in the area being treated.What conditions are considered contradictions for use of antifungal medications? ›
- Hepatic dysfunction. Ketoconazole, fluconazole, posaconazole, and terbinafine can cause serious hepatic toxicity. ...
- Endocrine or fertility problems. ...
- Pregnancy and lactation. ...
- Patients taking drugs that can prolong QTc interval.
an allergic reaction – your face, neck or tongue may swell and you may have difficulty breathing. a severe skin reaction – such as peeling or blistering skin. liver damage (very rarely) – you may have loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, jaundice, dark pee or pale poo, tiredness or weakness.Does yeast interact with medications? ›
Brewer's yeast can interact with certain medications. Talk to your doctor before taking brewer's yeast if you use: monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs): These include tranylcypromine, selegiline, and isocarboxazid.Is Canesten the same as Monistat? ›
The active ingredient in Canesten is clotrimazole, while in Monistat it's miconazole. Says Cindy Chen, a clinical pharmacist at Rexall in Victoria, 'Both stop the growth of the fungus as opposed to killing it. They're dependent on the person's immune system to then get rid of the infection.Who Cannot use fluconazole? ›
Fluconazole is not suitable for some people. To make sure it's safe for you, tell a pharmacist or your doctor before taking it if you have: ever had an allergic reaction to fluconazole or any other medicine. a heart condition, including heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia)Can I take vitamin D with fluconazole? ›
No interactions were found between fluconazole and Vitamin D3. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.What not to drink with fluconazole? ›
Although medical experts note that there are no known interactions between fluconazole and alcohol, combining alcohol with fluconazole is still not a good idea.