Canesten Thrush Pessary (Pack of 1)

Effective single dose pessary to treat thrush

  • Reduces Itchiness and Discomfort
  • Single Dose Treatment
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What is in Canesten Thrush Pessary?

Canesten Thrush Pessary 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.


What is Canesten Thrush Pessary used for?

The cream is used to treat vaginal thrush. It may be used by women who are suffering from dryness or who prefer it over a tablet or cream.


Usage and Instructions

Is Canesten Thrush Pessary suitable for me?

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


How do I use Canesten Thrush Pessary?

The treatment is a pessary for vaginal-use only. It should be inserted as high as possible into the vagina using the applicator included in the box. For a more comfortable treatment, the treatment should be applied just before bed.


How long does Canesten Thrush Pessary take to work?

The treatment should clear the infection within three days of use. However, if symptoms still persist after seven days of use, please consult your doctor.


Can I use Canesten Thrush Pessary and Canesten External Cream together?

Yes, you can use Canesten Thrush Pessary at the same time as Canesten 1%  External or Canesten 2% External Cream. The pessary will fight the infection from within, while the cream can be applied externally in order to provide relief from itch.

Potential Side Effects

Please read the enclosed Patient Information Leaflet carefully before use.

Canesten Thrush Pessary is generally well tolerated. Any side effects are usually mild.

some people may experience side effects including:

  • Vaginal irritation, itchiness, burning, stinging or redness. Consult your doctor as soon as possible if you experience these symptoms after using the treatment
  • Pelvic pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vaginal bleeding


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.