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CANESTEN THRUSH SOFT GEL PESSARY 500MG VAGINAL CAPSULE

Active substance(s): CLOTRIMAZOLE

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Before using Canesten® Thrush Soft Gel Pessary, you should see your
doctor if:
• You are unsure whether you have thrush or this is the first time you have
had these symptoms.
• You have had more than two infections of thrush in the last six months.
• You or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease.
• You are aged under 16 or over 60.
• You have ever had an allergic reaction to Canesten or any other vaginal
antifungal products.
• You have any of the following symptoms:
• Irregular vaginal bleeding.
• Abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood-stained discharge.
• Ulcers, blisters or sores of the vagina or vulva.
• Lower abdominal pain.
• Pain or difficulty in passing urine.
• Fever or chills.
• Feeling sick or vomiting.
• Diarrhoea.
• A foul smelling discharge from the vagina.

2. Fix the Soft Gel Pessary firmly into the designated holder of the
applicator B, by a light twist. The pessary fits tightly into the applicator.

3. Carefully put the applicator as deep as is comfortable into the vagina
(this is easiest when lying on your back with your knees bent up). Holding
the applicator in place, slowly press the plunger until it stops so that the
pessary is deposited into the vagina.

This is because Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary may not be the right
treatment for you.
Special precautions:
As with other pessaries, this product may reduce the effectiveness of rubber
contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. Consequently, you should
use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.

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Do not use Canesten® Thrush Soft Gel Pessary:
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other
ingredients of Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary (see Section 6. Further
Information).

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2. BEFORE YOU USE CANESTEN® THRUSH

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The active substance in Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary is clotrimazole.
Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called azoles and is an
antifungal agent which fights the cause of infections such as vaginal thrush.

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Only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed by your
doctor as having vaginal thrush.

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PESSARY AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?

Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary is a single application for the treatment
of vaginal thrush. It is inserted into the vagina for treatment at the site of
infection.

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If Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary has been prescribed for you by your
doctor, follow any instructions he/she may have given you. If you purchased
this product without a prescription follow these directions closely:
The applicator should be used to insert the pessary as high as possible into
the vagina, preferably before going to sleep at night for convenient and
comfortable treatment.
Wash your hands before removing the foil from the blister pack and again
afterwards when you have used the applicator.
1. Remove the applicator from the packaging. Pull out the plunger A until
it stops. Remove the pessary from the foil blister pack and place firmly into
the applicator B.

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1. WHAT IS CANESTEN® THRUSH SOFT GEL

3. HOW TO USE CANESTEN® THRUSH

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1. What is Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary and what is it used for?
2. Before you use Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary
3. How to use Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary
6. Further information

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IN THIS LEAFLET

Do not use tampons, intravaginal douches, spermicides or other vaginal
products while using this product.
Avoid vaginal intercourse while you have thrush and during use of this
product because your partner could become infected.
Do not use this product during your period as it may be less effective.
Using other medicines:
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Inform your doctor if you are taking tacrolimus or sirolimus (used to reduce
the immune response to prevent rejection after an organ transplant).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or
midwife before using Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary. If you have
informed your doctor or midwife already, follow his/her instructions carefully.
To treat internal thrush, your doctor may recommend that you use the
pessary without the help of an applicator.

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This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use
Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve in
7 days.
• If you have any unusual effects after using this product, tell your doctor
or pharmacist.

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Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important
information for you.

Thrush Soft Gel Pessary

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Do not use Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary after the expiry date which is
stated at one end of the carton and on the foil blister strip of the pessary.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect the environment.

If you are still worried or have any questions about the symptoms or the
treatment of thrush, do not hesitate to ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice.
For UK residents only: if you have any questions or would like more
information, call our Canesten Advice Line on 0845 758 5030.
Calls charged at local rate.
This leaflet was last revised in June 2014.
Canesten is a registered trademark of Bayer AG, Germany.

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Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
This product should be stored in the original carton in a dry place in order to
protect from moisture.

How to avoid future recurrences:
3 Wear cotton knickers and loose clothing.
3 Wash daily.
3 After going to the toilet, wipe yourself from the front to back as a thrush
infection may be transferred from the bowel.
3 Change your sanitary protection regularly.
7 Try to avoid wearing tights, nylon knickers and close fitting jeans.
7 Try to avoid washing with perfumed soaps or using vaginal deodorants.
7 Do not wash or rub yourself hard with sponges or flannels and avoid hot
baths with strong perfumed oils.

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5. HOW TO STORE CANESTEN® THRUSH

If the natural pH balance is altered, the level of yeast increases and can
develop into a thrush infection causing any of the following symptoms:
persistent burning and/or itching around the vagina and vulva, redness,
swelling and soreness of the tissues of the vagina and vulva and a whitish,
odourless discharge from the vagina. Not everybody who has thrush has all
these symptoms; you may have only one of them.

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By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

Thrush is caused by a yeast (fungus) called Candida which lives harmlessly
in the vagina and other parts of the body, without you even noticing it.
However, the natural balance that keeps Candida under control can be
upset by many factors such as hormonal changes (menstruation,
contraceptive pill, pregnancy, menopause), poor health, antibiotics,
perfumed soaps, bath additives and tight clothing.

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Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

Further information about vaginal thrush:
Vaginal thrush (candidiasis) is a common infection that most women suffer
from at some time in their lives and is not caused by lack of personal
hygiene.

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If you experience any of the above effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist
immediately.

Remember: If you have any doubts about using Canesten® Thrush Soft
Gel Pessary correctly, seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.

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As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the pessary. If you are
allergic, a reaction will occur soon after you have used the medicine.
If you experience an allergic reaction or the redness, burning, pain, itching or
swelling get worse, stop using this product and tell your doctor straight away
or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest
hospital. Signs of an allergic reaction may include:
• Rash.
• Swallowing or breathing problems.
• Swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
• Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint.
• Nausea.
After you use Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary you might experience:
• Itching, rash, swelling, redness, discomfort, burning, irritation, vaginal
peeling or bleeding.
• Pain in the abdomen or pelvic area.

Manufacturer:
GP Grenzach Produktions GmbH,
79639 Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany.

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Like all medicines, Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.

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4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

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Canesten® Thrush Soft Gel Pessary is for use in the vagina only:
Do not put the pessary in your mouth or swallow it.
If the pessary is swallowed accidentally, tell your doctor straight away or
contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.

What Canesten® Thrush Soft Gel Pessary looks like and contents of the
pack:
Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary contains a single yellow teardrop-shaped
soft vaginal capsule held inside a foil blister pack and one applicator for
insertion of the pessary into the vagina.

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The symptoms of thrush should disappear within three days of treatment. If
no improvement is seen after seven days you must tell your doctor. If the
infection returns after seven days you may use one further treatment, but if
you have more than two infections within six months you should see your
doctor.

What Canesten® Thrush Soft Gel Pessary contains:
• The active substance is clotrimazole at a strength of 500mg.
• The other ingredients are white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, gelatin,
glycerol, water, titanium dioxide (E171), quinoline yellow (E104), sunset
yellow (E110), lecithin, medium-chain triglycerides.



Since the pessary dissolves in the vagina, it may be helpful to wear a panty
liner.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION

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4. Remove the applicator. Dispose of the applicator in a safe place, out of
the reach of children. The applicator cannot be flushed down the toilet.

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