Canesten pessaries are to be used to treat vaginal thrush only and are to be inserted directly into the vagina. If you have swallowed a Canesten Pessary you should speak to a doctor straight away.
Canesten pessaries are available in 3 strengths and are suitable to treat mild-moderate vaginal thrush in children and adults from 16-60 years old.
Canesten Pessary 100mg: Insert 1 pessary at night for 6 consecutive days or insert 2 pessaries at night for 3 consecutive days
Please see the Patient Information Leaflet for detailed instructions on how to use Canesten pessaries.
Canesten Pessary should be inserted in 4 easy steps:
- Remove the plastic applicator and 1 pessary from the blister pack and insert the pessary into the wide end of the applicator.
- Squeeze the wide end of the applicator at both sides and push the pessary into the hole so that about 1cm is inside the applicator.
- Lie down on your back and insert the end of the applicator with the pessary now inside as deep into the vagina as you can and then slowly push the other end to dislodge the pessary leaving it inside the vagina.
- Withdraw the now empty applicator. If you are reusing the applicator ensure that you clean it thoroughly with warm, soapy water between uses.
Canesten pessaries are available in 3 strengths they either contain:
100mg, 200mg, 500g of the active ingredient Clomatrizole.
Canesten pessaries also contain the inactive ingredients:
Calcium lactate pentahydrate, lactic acid, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate.