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Canesten Bacterial Vaginosis Gel
Canesbalance Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Gel is a vaginal gel that treats unpleasant symptoms and stops the growth of the bacteria responsible for BV helping to restore the natural, healthy environment of the vagina.
Buy Canesbalance online today from The Independent Pharmacy. Just complete our short health consultation and get fast, discreet delivery of your treatment straight to your door.
What is Canesbalance BV Gel?
Canesbalance BV Gel is part of the reliable Canesten range and is used to treat bacterial vaginosis (BV) in a simple yet effective way. Canesbalance is the natural choice of treatment containing lactic acid to help restore the pH of the vagina, neutralising odour and preventing the growth of bacteria.
Each box comes with 7 pre-filled, single-use syringes. With daily use for just 7 days, Canesbalance helps you to feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin.
What is Canesbalance BV Gel used for and how does it work?
Canesbalance is a clinically proven, more natural treatment option for bacterial vaginosis (BV). BV causes unusual, fishy smelling discharge and is a result of a change in the natural pH in the vagina. It is not an STI but having BV can make you more at risk of catching one, this is because BV reduces the acidity of the vagina making it a more habitable environment for infections.
Canesbalance is effective at treating BV because it raises the acidity level of the vagina meaning invading bacteria can no longer survive. If you are unsure whether you are suffering from BV you should take a home test or speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Canesbalance.
How quickly does Canesbalance work?
Canesbalance should be used daily for 7 days even if you notice that your symptoms have improved. This will help to reduce the risk of developing BV again.
It is not uncommon for women to experience recurrent episodes of BV. These normally occur within 3 months. If you experience more than 2 episodes of BV within 6 months you should speak to a doctor about starting on a course of longer-term treatment.
Alternatives to Canesbalance BV Gel
BV can cause women to feel both embarrassed and self-conscious. That is why at The Independent Pharmacy, it is important to use that we get your treatment right for you.
If you do not feel Canesbalance is right for you we also stock Balance Activ Vaginal Gel, which is an alternative brand of lactic acid treatment for BV.
We also have available, prescription-only Zidoval antibiotic vaginal gel, Dalacin vaginal cream or Metronidazole tablets that can be bought online, to treat BV, when you complete a free health consultation for a member of our medical team to check and approve.
Canesbalance BV Gel warnings
- Canesbalance is for vaginal use only. Avoid contact with your eyes and do not swallow.
- Do not use it if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
- Do not use it if the seal on the applicator is broken or the product has passed its expiry date.
Canesbalance BV Gel in pregnancy & breastfeeding
Canesbalance can be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding, however, if you have a vaginal infection and you are trying to conceive or are pregnant you should discuss this with a doctor.
How to use Canesbalance BV Gel
Canesbalance is for vaginal use only. Apply 1 applicator of gel into the vagina for 7 days. It is recommended to use this product at night. Some leakage is normal so it is advisable to wear a pantyliner during treatment.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Snap off the tip of 1 pre-filled, disposable applicator.
- Sit or lie in a comfortable position.
- Insert the neck of the applicator into the vagina, as far up as is comfortable.
- Squeeze the applicator gently until the applicator is empty.
- Remove and discard the applicator.
Canesbalance BV Gel ingredients
The active ingredient in Canesbalance is: Lactic acid.
The other ingredients are: Glycogen, Polyethylene glycol, Methylhydroxypropyl cellulose, Sodium lactate, Water.
Canesbalance BV Gel side effects
It is uncommon for this product to cause side effects. It is a natural product and is well tolerated by most women. If localised irritation occurs you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist about treatment options.