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Canesten Oral Capsule

Canesten Oral Capsule

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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 online health assessment.

  • Suitable for age:16 years +
  • Maximum per order:3

Canesten Oral Capsule Information

  • 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.


  • 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 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 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 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.

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