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Canesten 3 Day Vaginal CombiPak is a prescription medication used to treat vaginal yeast infections (VYI). It contains a combination of Clotrimazole 200mg and Clotrimazole 1% and is available as a vaginal tablet and cream.
Clotrimazole belongs to the class of medications called antifungals. It works by eliminating the yeast that causes vaginal infections from the outside with the vaginal cream and by killing the yeast from the inside with the vaginal tablet.
Use and Dosage
Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Combipak is used by inserting one vaginal tablet deep into the vagina at bedtime for three consecutive nights and by applying the vaginal cream to the affected area twice a day for up to 7 days.
To use Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Combipak (Clotrimazole), you should follow these guidelines:
- Wash your hands before and after using the medication.
- Insert one vaginal tablet deep into the vagina at bedtime for three consecutive days.
- Squeeze a small amount of the vaginal cream onto your finger.
- Apply the cream to the affected area around the vagina and labia, twice a day for up to seven days.
- Be sure to complete the full course of treatment, even if your symptoms improve before the end of the treatment period.
Read the instructions provided with the medication carefully and follow them exactly. If you have any questions or concerns about how to use Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Combipak, consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Common Side Effects of Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Combipak (Clotrimazole):
- Abdominal bloating
Serious Side Effects of Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Combipak (Clotrimazole):
- Vaginal bleeding
Forms and Strength
Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Combipak (Clotrimazole) is available in the following forms and strength:
Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Combipak: Cream and Ovules
- Allergic reactions: Some people may be allergic to clotrimazole or other azole antifungal medications. If you experience symptoms such as hives, rash, itching, or difficulty breathing, stop using the medication and seek medical attention immediately.
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding: If you experience unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting, consult your doctor before using the medication.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using Clotrimazole.
- Interference with condom use: The use of Clotrimazole may weaken latex or rubber products such as condoms or diaphragms, leading to decreased effectiveness. Consider using an alternative method of birth control during treatment and for three days after.
- Drug interactions: Clotrimazole may interact with other medications you are taking. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to ensure safe and effective use of this medication.
- Vaginal irritation: Clotrimazole may cause vaginal irritation, itching, or burning, especially during the first few days of treatment. If these symptoms are severe or do not go away, consult your doctor.
- Reduced effectiveness: If your symptoms do not improve after using Canesten, or if they get worse, consult your doctor. This may indicate that the infection is not being treated effectively or that it is caused by a different type of organism.
- Medical conditions: If you have a medical condition such as diabetes, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), or a weakened immune system, you may be more susceptible to vaginal infections or more likely to experience complications. Consult your doctor before using Canesten to ensure safe and effective use.
- Other side effects: Canesten may cause other side effects such as headache, abdominal pain, or nausea. If you experience these or other unexpected side effects, consult your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I use Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Combipak if I am on my period?
Yes, you can use Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Combipak during your period. However, it is recommended to use a sanitary pad instead of a tampon while using the vaginal cream.
How long does it take for Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Combipak to work?
Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Combipak typically starts to relieve symptoms within a few days and should clear up the infection within seven days. If your symptoms persist after seven days, consult your doctor.
Can I have sex while using Clotrimazole?
Avoid vaginal intercourse while using Clotrimazole as it may weaken the latex in condoms and diaphragms and reduce their effectiveness.
Can I drink alcohol while using Clotrimazole?
Considered safe to drink alcohol while using Clotrimazole. However, excessive alcohol consumption may weaken the immune system and make it harder for your body to fight infections.
It's important to purchase Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Combipak from verified Canadian pharmacy.