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Canesten 6-day vaginal cream is a treatment for vaginal yeast infections. The cream contains clotrimazole, an antifungal medication.
Clotrimazole belongs to the class of medications called antifungals. It works by disrupting the cell membranes of the yeast, causing it to die off.
Use and Dosage
Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream is inserted into the vagina using an applicator and is usually used for 6-days.
The following steps are recommended for using Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream:
- Wash your hands thoroughly before handling the cream or applicator.
- Remove the cap from the tube of cream and screw the nozzle onto the tube.
- Gently insert the applicator into the vagina as far as is comfortably possible.
- Squeeze the tube of cream so that the cream fills the applicator.
- Slowly withdraw the applicator from the vagina.
- Wash the applicator with soap and warm water.
- Repeat the process once daily for six consecutive days, ideally at bedtime.
Follow the dosing instructions provided by your healthcare provider or the instructions on the product packaging. If you are uncertain about any steps or have any questions or concerns about using Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream, contact a healthcare provider for advice.
Common Side Effects of Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole):
- Abdominal bloating
Serious Side Effects of Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole):
- Vaginal bleeding
Forms and Strength
Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) is available in the following forms and strength:
Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream: Vaginal Cream
- Inform your healthcare provider if you have any allergies, especially to clotrimazole or any other antifungal medications, before using Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream.
- Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream is only for vaginal use and should not be applied to any other parts of the body. The cream should also not be used for the treatment of fungal infections in men.
- Avoid sexual activity during treatment with Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream, as the medication may weaken latex condoms and diaphragms and reduce their effectiveness.
- If symptoms do not improve within 3 days or worsen after taking Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream, consult a healthcare professional.
- Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream may interact with certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, and inform your healthcare provider if you have any pre-existing medical conditions before using the medication.
- The safety and effectiveness of Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream in children under 12 has not been established, and it should not be used for these age groups without medical advice.
- Do not use Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream for longer than prescribed by your healthcare provider, as long-term use may increase the risk of developing drug-resistant infections.
- If you experience severe abdominal pain, fever, chills, or foul-smelling discharge while using Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream, it may be a sign of a more serious infection and you should contact your healthcare provider right away.
- Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a similar antifungal medication.
- Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream may cause irritation or burning in some people, particularly those with sensitive skin. If you experience severe or prolonged irritation, stop using the cream and contact your healthcare provider.
- Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream should be kept out of reach of children and pets, as accidental ingestion may be harmful.
- Do not use Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream after the expiration date on the package, as it may be less effective or potentially harmful.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is it safe to use Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream during pregnancy?
It is safe to use various over-the-counter antifungal vaginal creams, including Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream, to treat a yeast infection during pregnancy. However, consult with a healthcare provider before using any medication during pregnancy.
How long does it take for Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream to work?
Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream usually starts to work within a few days of starting treatment. However, it may take several days for symptoms to completely disappear.
Can men use Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream?
No, Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream is specifically designed for use in women and should not be used by men.
How often should I use Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream?
Canesten 6-day Vaginal Cream is typically used for six consecutive days, with one applicator full of cream used at bedtime each day. However, the specific dosing instructions may vary depending on the severity of the infection and the individual's medical history.
It's important to purchase Canesten 6 Day Vaginal Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.