What is Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole) used for?
Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole) tablets are used to treat vaginal yeast infections. The active ingredient is a type of azole antifungal, which works by preventing the yeast that causes the infection from growing, while also reducing vaginal discharge. It can also help to relive discomfort, burning and itching caused by yeast infections. However, it is important to note that this medication is only used to treat fungal infections, and is not effective in treating other types of vaginal infection.
How should I use Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole)?
Treatment with Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole) vaginal tablets is normally for a period of 3 to 6 days. Follow the instructions provided to you by your physician. A 3 day treatment with 2 tablets being inserted into the vagina at night time is normally sufficient for first infections, whereas a 6 day treatment is sometimes required for a re-infection. For the six day treatment, one tablet per day, at night is sometimes used. Other patients may need to use two tablets per day, one in the morning and one at night.
The tablets are administered by inserting them directly into the vagina, using the applicator provided. Pull out the plunger on the applicator, and place a tablet inside the applicator. Lie down, preferably on your back and lift your knees towards your chest. Insert the applicator into the vagina, and press on the plunger to insert the tablet. After this, remove the applicator from the vagina and wash it with warm water and soap. If you are unsure of how to administer this medication, ask your physician.
What are the side effects of Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole)?
Some side effects of Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole) include:
If you are worried about any side effects, consult your physician.
These tablets are only for vaginal use. They are not suitable for oral use, and should never be swallowed.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.