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Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream is a vaginal cream used to treat vaginal yeast infections. It helps inhibit the growth and spread of the fungi that cause the infection.
Canesten contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. Clotrimazole works by disrupting the cell membrane of the fungi, which causes their contents to leak out and eventually kills them.
Use and Dosage
Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream should be applied to the affected area twice daily for three days. The cream comes with an applicator to ensure proper use.
The cream is used internally and typically for 3 days, though the treatment length can vary depending on the infection's severity.
To use Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream, follow these steps:
- Wash your hands thoroughly before handling the cream.
- Remove the cap from the cream applicator.
- Fill the applicator with the cream as directed on the package instructions.
- Insert the applicator gently into the vagina while lying down and as far as possible without causing discomfort.
- Press the plunger on the applicator to release the cream.
- Remove the applicator and discard it properly.
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Repeat the process twice a day (morning and night) for three consecutive days, or as directed by your healthcare provider.
Remember to carefully read and follow the package instructions and contact a healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns about using Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream
Common Side Effects of Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole):
- Abdominal bloating
Serious Side Effects of Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole):
- Vaginal bleeding
Forms and Strength
Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) is available in the following forms and strength:
Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream: Vaginal Cream
- Allergic reaction: Some people may be allergic to clotrimazole or other ingredients in the cream. Signs of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing.
- Drug interactions: let your healthcare provider know about any other medications or supplements you are taking, as they may interact with Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: While Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream is considered safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding, consult with a healthcare provider before using it.
- Use with condoms: Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream may weaken latex condoms and diaphragms, reducing their effectiveness as a form of contraception.
- Use in children: Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream is not recommended for children under 12.
- Underlying medical conditions: If you have underlying medical conditions such as liver disease or diabetes, or a weakened immune system, consult with a healthcare provider before using Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream.
- Length of treatment: While Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream is generally used for 3 days, some infections may require longer treatment. Follow the instructions of your healthcare provider regarding the length of treatment.
- Side effects: While uncommon, some people may experience side effects such as itching, burning, or irritation in the area where the cream is applied. If you experience any of these symptoms, or any other unusual symptoms or side effects, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I use Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream if I have my period?
While it is considered safe to use Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream during your period, it can be more difficult to apply the cream and you may experience some leakage.
Can men use Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream?
No, Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream is for vaginal use only and should not be used by men.
How long does it take for Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream to work?
Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream may start to relieve symptoms within a few hours of the first application, but it may take a few days for the infection to fully clear up.
It's important to purchase Canesten 3 Day Vaginal Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.