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Canesten Oral Capsule 150mg

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Canesten Oral Capsules are a treatment for thrush in both women and men. It tackles the cause of the thrush infection, usually clearing your symptoms in just two days. Ideal for easing the irritating symptoms of thrush, such as itching and burning sensations, quickly and easily.

What is Thrush? 

Thrush is an infection caused by a yeast called Candida. This yeast normally lives in your body quite happily without doing you any harm. But when the natural pH balance of your vagina is upset - which can easily happen - Candida can multiply. And that's when you may start to itch and develop thrush.


Direction to take this capsule:

Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water. You can take the capsule with or without food. You usually only need to take one dose to treat your infection, but if you do not see any improvement after 7 days or your thrush comes back you should speak to your doctor.


Fluconazole at a strength of 150mg, 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 gelatine. The printing ink contains shellac, black iron oxide (E172) and propylene glycol. 


Do not use Canesten Oral Capsule:

  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to fluconazole or any of the other ingredients of Canesten Oral Capsule.
  • If you are taking the antihistamine terfenadine or the medicine cisapride.

If you have any of the following symptoms do not use Canesten Oral Capsule and see your doctor as soon as possible:

  • 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.
  • Diarrhea.
  • A foul-smelling discharge from the vagina.

For Men:

Do not use Canesten Oral Capsule without talking to your doctor first if:

  • 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.

This is because Canesten Oral Capsule may not be the right treatment for you.

Before using Canesten Oral Capsule, you should see your doctor if:

  • You are unsure whether you have thrush or this is the first time you have had these symptoms.
  • You have had more than two infections of thrush in the last six months.
  • You or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease.
  • You are aged under 16 or over 60.
  • You have ever had an allergic reaction to fluconazole or any other vaginal antifungal products.
  • You have had any disease or illness affecting the liver or kidneys, or have had any unexplained jaundice.
  • You suffer from any other chronic disease or illness.

The capsule contains lactose monohydrate, so if you have an intolerance to some sugars contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Do not use Canesten Oral Capsule if you are pregnant, trying for a baby, or breast-feeding. See your doctor for a suitable course of treatment.

How to store this product: 

Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.