Canesten Oral 150mg (fluconazole) Capsule

Canesten Oral 150mg (fluconazole) Capsule

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£9.99
SKU Code: WH002
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  • Ingredients
  • Warnings
  • Delivery

Description

What is thrush and how do I know I have it?

Thrush is caused by a yeast infection called Candida which usually lives harmlessly on parts of the body. Thrush occurs if the level of yeast increases, with growth tending to occur in warm, moist conditions and developing if the balance of bacteria changes. The balance may be disturbed by hormonal changes (menstruation, contraceptive pill, pregnancy, menopause), poor health, antibiotics, perfumed soaps, bath additives and tight clothing, not just poor hygiene. 

Thrush can also less commonly occur in men, this is called balanitis (inflammation of the end of the penis).

Fluconazole is the active ingredient in this product. Belonging to a group of medication called azoles, the antifungal kills the yeast and fights the cause of the infection improving symptoms. 

Symptoms in women

  • Persistent burning and/or itching around the vagina and vulva
  • Redness, swelling and soreness of the tissues of the vagina and vulva
  • Whitish, odourless discharge from the vagina. 

Symptoms in men

  • Soreness and redness of the penis
  • Tightness of the foreskin
  • White, odourless discharge from the penis. 

Not everybody will have all these symptoms and some may only have one. 

Browns Pharmacy tips to avoid thrush in women

  • Wear cotton knickers and loose clothing
  • Wash daily
  • After going to the toilet, wipe from the front to back 
  • Change your sanitary protection regularly
  • Try to avoid wearing tights, nylon knickers and close-fitting jeans
  • Try to avoid washing with perfumed soaps or using vaginal deodorants
  • Do not wash or rub yourself hard with sponges or flannels and avoid hot baths with strong perfumed oils

How to take Canesten Oral Capsule

Women over 16 years of age and under 60 years 

Take ONE tablet whole with water. Symptoms should disappear within 2 day, if they return after 7 days you can take another capsule.

  • Contact your doctor if more than TWO infections occur in 6 months.

Male partner of a woman who has thrush 

Take ONE tablet whole with water. Symptoms should disappear within 2 day, if they return after 7 days you can take another capsule.

  • Contact your doctor if more than TWO infections occur in 6 months.

Contact your doctor if no improvement seen in 7 days.


Speak to your doctor before using this product if you have the following symptoms

Women

  • Irregular vaginal bleeding.
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood-stained discharge.
  • Ulcers, blisters or sores of the vagina or vulva.
  • Lower abdominal pain.
  • Pain or difficulty in passing urine.
  • Fever or chills.
  • Nausea or diarrhoea.
  • A foul-smelling discharge from the vagina

Men

  • Your sexual partner does not have thrush.
  • You have sores, ulcers or blisters on your penis.
  • You have an abnormal discharge from your penis. 
  • Your penis has started to smell.
  • You have pain or difficulty in passing urine.

Possible side effects 

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)

  • Headaches
  • Stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, feeling sick, vomiting
  • Increases in blood tests of liver function
  • Rash

If you have any further questions about this product call our Browns Online Professional Pharmacist on 02476 364 586

Ingredients

Main ingredient: Fluconazole 150mg 

Other ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, maize starch and sodium lauryl sulphate. The capsule shell contains brilliant blue FCF (E133), titanium dioxide (E171) and gelatin. The printing ink contains shellac, black iron oxide (E172) and propylene glyco

Warnings

Do not take more than the recommended dose. Only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed with thrush. Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule may cause dizziness. Do not drive or use machinery if affected. Do not use Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule if you:
are allergic to fluconazole, to other medicines you have taken to treat fungal infections or to any of the other ingredients
are taking astemizole or terfenadine (antihistamine medicines for allergies), cisapride (used for stomach upsets), pimozide (used for treating mental problems), quinidine (used for treating heart arrhythmia), erythromycin (an antibiotic for treating infections).
are pregnant or breast feeding
Have the following symptoms and talk to a doctor:
Women
Irregular vaginal bleeding.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood-stained discharge.
Ulcers, blisters or sores of the vagina or vulva.
Lower abdominal pain.
Pain or difficulty in passing urine.
Fever or chills.
Feeling sick or vomiting.
Diarrhoea.
A foul-smelling discharge from the vagina
Men
Your sexual partner does not have thrush.
You have sores, ulcers or blisters on your penis.
You have an abnormal discharge from your penis.
Your penis has started to smell.
You have pain or difficulty in passing urine.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you:
Are unsure you have thrush, or it is your first time
Are intolerant to some sugars (contains lactose monohydrate)
have had more than two infections of thrush in the last six months
or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease
are aged under 16 or over 60
have had any disease or illness affecting the liver or kidneys or have had any unexplained jaundice.
have heart problems, including heart rhythm problems.
suffer from any other chronic disease or illness.

 

Delivery

Standard Delivery

  • Free Delivery on all orders over £35.00
  • Orders below £35.00 are at charged at just £3.99
  • Delivery is within 2-3 days via Royal Mail 1st Class post.

Express Delivery (UK Mainland)

  • Next Day Delivery will cost £5.99
  • Cut off for Next Day is 2pm (Mon-Fri)
  • Orders placed after 2pm Mon-Fri will be dispatched the next working day.

 

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