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Canesten Oral Thrush Capsule

Canesten Oral Capsule (1 capsule)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Wed. 12 May and Thu. 13 May.

Canesten Single-Dose Oral Thrush Capsule

Canesten Oral Capsule is a convenient, one-dose anti-fungal treatment for thrush. This capsule can be taken by both men and women to quickly clear thrush at the source of the infection. 

Available to buy online from The Independent Pharmacy for those aged between 16 - 60 years who have a previous diagnosis of thrush. Get fast, discreet delivery of your treatment today by completing our short health consultation. 

Canesten Oral Capsule Information

  • Age: 16 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Canesten Oral Capsule?

Canesten Oral Capsule is an antifungal treatment, containing the ingredient fluconazole, used to treat thrush in both men and women. All you need is one capsule to kill the infection at the source, quickly clearing unpleasant discharge and the annoying itch caused by thrush.

Each box contains just one 150 mg capsule, which can be taken any time after thrush symptoms appear, symptoms should begin to ease within a few days. If you continue to have symptoms after 7 days you should speak to a doctor for advice.

 

What are Canesten Oral Capsules used for?

Thrush is a fungal infection that very commonly affects women but can also affect men. Canesten Oral Capsule can be taken by both women and men to quickly clear up infections of thrush that affect the vagina and penis. 

Symptoms of thrush:

  • White (cottage cheese) discharge
  • Itching and irritation around the entrance to the vagina and the head of the penis/ under the foreskin
  • Women may also experience pain or stinging during sex or when urinating 
  • Men may also experience an unpleasant smell or tightening of the foreskin

 

How do Canesten Oral Capsules work?

Fluconazole is the active ingredient in each Canesten Oral Capsule. It is an antifungal agent that targets the fungi that cause thrush and prevents the cells from being able to reproduce, which results in the cells dying and the infection clearing. 

You can take a Canesten Oral Capsule alongside other treatments for thrush, such as Canesten pessaries or Canesten Thrush Cream.

 

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*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Canesten Oral Capsule dosage

Canesten Oral Capsule is for oral use only and is suitable for both men and women between the ages of 16 and 60 years. 

Take one capsule with a whole glass of water with or without food. 

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before taking this medication.

Canesten Oral Capsule side effects

Like many medications, Canesten Oral Capsule may cause some people to develop side effects. These are usually mild and will improve quickly without treatment. If you are concerned about any side effects while using this product you should speak to a doctor for advice. 

The most commonly reported side effects include:

  • Headache 
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea and vomiting

If you experience any of the following side effects you should contact a doctor immediately:

  • An allergic reaction where you develop facial swelling and difficulty breathing
  • Blistering or peeling of the skin
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Seizures

Before taking a Canesten Oral Capsule please ensure you have read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly.

Canesten Oral Capsule ingredients

The active substance in Canesten Oral Capsule is: 150 mg of fluconazole. 

The other ingredients are: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, maize starch, sodium lauryl sulphate, brilliant blue FCF (E133), titanium dioxide (E171), gelatin, shellac, black iron oxide (E172) and propylene glycol. 

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before taking this medication.

Canesten Oral Capsule warnings

Before taking this medication please ensure you have read and understood the information detailed in the Patient Information Leaflet.

  • Speak to a doctor before using this product if you are currently taking or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication. Or you suffer from any other chronic disease or illness including those affecting your liver, kidneys and heart. 
  • If you have any of the following symptoms do not use this medication before speaking to a doctor first; ulcers, blisters or sores of the genitals, abnormal or blood-stained discharge, you are having difficulty urinating or your genitals have a foul smell.
  • If you are female speak to a doctor before using Canesten if you have abdominal pain, you feel sick, are vomiting or have diarrhoea or you are experiencing a fever or chills. 
  • If you are a male you should speak to a doctor before using Canesten if your sexual partner does not also have thrush. 

 

Canesten Oral Capsule - Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

You should not use Canesten Oral Capsules if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have thrush at this time please speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Thrush?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Published on: 26-01-2021

Last modified on: 26-01-2021


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Andy Boysan

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Reviewed on: 26-01-2021

Next review date: 26-01-2023


Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.


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