Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole)
What is Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) used for?
Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) is a type of azole antifungal cream used in the treatment of vaginal yeast infections. It stops the growth of the yeast responsible for causing the infection, and helps to reduce discharge from the vagina, as well as relieving the burning and itchiness caused by this type of infection. This cream is only effective in treating fungal infections of the vagina, and will not treat other types of vaginal infection.
How should I use Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole)?
You should wash your hands before and after you apply Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole). This medication is normally used once per day, just before bed, for 1 to 7 nights, or as directed by your physician. To apply the cream, you should lie down on your back and move your knees towards your chest. Insert the applicator filled with the cream into the vagina and gently press the applicator to apply the cream. Continue using the cream for the entire period of time for which it was prescribed. Consult your physician if you don't notice any improvement in your condition after 3 days of use, or if it lasts for more than 7 days. Inform your physician if your infection re-occurs within 2 months of treatment.
What are the side effects of Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole)?
Patients using Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) to treat their infection may notice side effects, such as:
If these side effects become more serious, you should consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Canesten Vaginal Cream (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.