Canesten 1% External Cream (Pack of 20g)

External cream to reduce the symptoms of thrush

  • Reduces itchiness and discomfort
  • Can be used with oral or vaginal antifungal treatments
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What is in Canesten 1% External Cream?

Canesten 1% External Cream contains the active ingredient clotrimazole. Clotrimazole is an antifungal used to treat thrush. Thrush is a fungal infection caused by the fungus Candida that can affect the genitals of both men and women. Symptoms of thrush include irritation and itchiness in the affected area, as well as white discharge.


How does Clotrimazole work?

Clotrimazole works by blocking the production of ergosterol, an essential component of the fungi cell membrane. This causes the fungal cell to break down, thereby preventing Candida from growing and spreading.


Usage and Instructions

Is Canesten Cream (Clotrimazole) suitable for me?

Clotrimazole is generally well tolerated with few side effects. Start your online consultation to find out!


How often should Canesten 1% External Cream be used?

For women, the cream should be applied to the affected area around the vagina two to three times a day. The cream should be applied thinly and evenly before being rubbed in gently. It should not be used for more than two weeks. For men, the cream should be applied to the end of the penis two to three times a day, for up to two weeks.


Potential Side Effects

Please read the enclosed Patient Information Leaflet carefully before use.

Canesten 1% External Cream is generally well tolerated. Any side effects are usually mild.

Some people may be allergic to the medication and come up with a skin rash, itching, swelling around the lips and face, difficulty breathing or swallowing. If this happens, stop the medication and seek medical attention immediately.