Canesten® Thrush Duo Oral Capsule & External Cream

Be confident you're choosing the right Canesten® thrush treatment!

Canesten® is the UK's #1 selling thrush treatment brand*. Canesten® Thrush Duo is a complete, effective 2-step treatment. Unlike some other products, Canesten® Thrush Duo treats both the cause and the symptoms of thrush. Includes a convenient oral capsule and a double strength external cream. Effective for both women and men, the treatment is easy to use at home or on the go and irritating thrush symptoms should begin to calm after first application.

*Based on sales data. To verify, please contact consumerhealthuk@bayer.com.

Compared to Canesten® 1% cream.

Canesten® helps you feel comfortable again so you can get back to you.

Important: Canesten® Thrush Duo should not be used during pregnancy as it contains fluconazole. Canesten® vaginal treatments containing clotrimazole can be used during pregnancy. Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.

How do I know it’s thrush?

6 main symptoms:

  • Itching 

  • Swelling 

  • Redness 

  • Unusual discharge 

  • Burning 

  • Soreness 

Thrush doesn’t usually change the pH level and has no odour, but you might feel pain during sex or urinating.

No Stress!

It may feel uncomfortable, but there’s no need to be scared. Thrush is not an STI or a serious condition and in most cases it can be treated simply and effectively. It is also normal and very common – 3 in 4 women suffer from it at least once during their lifetime and it’s not caused by a lack of hygiene.

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Canesten®

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Complete

Works to kill the root of the infection and relieve symptoms.

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Reliable

Effectiveness based on decades of science and innovation.

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Convenient

Choose a Canesten® product that suits your needs. Available in various easy-to-use formats.

Choose your treatment

Across the range of Canesten® thrush products, all treatments work equally well to treat an infection.
We offer effective solutions to suit different lifestyles and preferences. Choose the option that suits you best:

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Combi Pack contains oral capsule to treat the infection & external cream, useful when you are experiencing external symptoms on your vulva.. Choose Single Pack (only internal treatment) when no external itching or burning annoys you.

How to use?

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Canesten®. 

Step 1.

Glass of water and Canesten oral capsule

Oral capsule

Swallow the capsule with a glass of water, anytime during the day at home or on the go.

Step 2.

Canesten Thrush External Cream

 

External

Apply the cream thinly and evenly to the area around the entrance of the vagina and smooth in gently. Please follow the package instructions for use until symptoms disappear. If pregnant or trying for a baby, consult your doctor or midwife before using Canesten®. Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always read the leaflet.

Try our complete intimate health regime

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Treat thrush

Choose the Canesten® product that best suits your lifestyle & needs to get effective treatment from thrush and its symptoms.

Canesfresh Intimate Care gentle intimate wash

Cleanse gently

Canesfresh® intimate washes are more delicate than regular soaps to ensure you don’t irritate your intimate area. 0% soap, 0% preservatives.

Canesflor Probiotics for Vaginal Use

Avoid recurrence

Help prevent thrush from recurring with Canesflor® vaginal probiotics. Also helps maintain the natural levels of good bacteria in your vagina after a course of antibiotics.

Thrush: what are the risk factors?

Yeast and bacteria are naturally present in your vagina. Thrush occurs when the level of Candida albicans increases. There are times when you're more prone to thrush:

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Pregnancy increases the risk of developing thrush for the first time. It recurs most often during the third trimester.

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When you have a weakened immune system.

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When you're on your period.

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When taking certain medications such as antibiotics.

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With medical conditions such as diabetes or HIV and when undergoing chemotherapy.

Thrush: how can I prevent it?

If you're worried that thrush will come back or you suffer from recurring symptoms, there are a few things you can try:

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Wear cotton underwear and change regularly, especially after exercise.

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Change your tampons or pads frequently.

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Avoid indulging in very hot bubble baths.

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Avoid stress and maintain a healthy diet free from high-sugar food.

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Avoid perfumed products in and around your intimate area.

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Wipe from front to back after going to the toilet.

Don't let thrush hold you back

Take control of thrush symptoms.

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Don’t miss a thing – let Canesten® help you enjoy all the quality time life brings.

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Can men get thrush?

It’s less common than in women, but men can also suffer from thrush symptoms.

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  • Although it’s not an STI, it can be passed back and forth during sex. A weakened immune system, antibiotics or diabetes may make men more susceptible.
  • Canesten® Thrush Duo can provide effective treatment for men with thrush infections.

For over 40 years Canesten® has been helping women around the world

  Understand, prevent and treat their intimate conditions, so that they feel comfortable in their skin.

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