Canesten Oral and Cream Duo is a convenient two treatment pack for the treatment of thrush. It contains both an oral capsule and Canesten Thrush cream and is especially suited to those who prefer the convenience of a single oral capsule but also need the immediate soothing relief of an external cream.
The cream gets to work instantly and helps to relieve symptoms while the capsule takes its action to completely eradicate the infection. This treatment is suitable for use by both men and women.
How to use Canesten Duo
Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water (with or without food). The cream should only be applied externally. Apply thinly and evenly over the affected area 2 or 3 times daily and rub in gently. Treatment should be continued until the symptoms disappear, or up to 1 week in women and up to 2 weeks in men. Please note: thrush can be passed on during sexual intercourse.
If you are treating yourself for thrush, it is advisable to treat your partner at the same time to avoid re-infection.
Canesten cream can affect the material that barrier contraceptives (condoms) are made from and can cause them to fail. If using the cream please leave sufficient time before using a barrier contraceptive.