Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole)
What is Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) used for?
Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) is a vaginal cream used to treat women suffering from vaginal yeast infections (recurrent candidiasis). The medication destroys and prevents the reproduction of fungus cells allowing the immune system to destroy the infection naturally. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole)?
Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the best results from treatment. The cream is normally prescribed to be administered once daily using the included applicator, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the medicine simply insert the applicator into the vagina and dispense the cream. Thoroughly wash the applicator following each use to prevent contamination. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have regarding the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole)?
Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects or signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) should not be used by patients who are allergic to clotrimazole or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have any other chronic health conditions that may cause complications during treatment to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.