Brief description of Canesten Candid Clotrimazole Gel:
Canesten is a wonderful treatment for inflammation of vagina caused due to overgrowth of Candida albicans. Vaginal yeast infection is also known as vaginal thrush. In vaginal thrush there can be itching or swelling around the vaginal portion or a thick white creamy discharge appears from the vagina. It may include burning sensation in that area.
Mechanism of Canesten Gel:
Canesten contains Clotrimazole as main ingredient which belongs to antifungal category. Clotrimazole is used effectively to manage infections caused by fungi and yeast species. Canesten is used to control overgrowth of certain fungi like candida.
Clotrimazole has been in use as an effective treatment to manage infections caused by fungi and yeast species. The generic Canesten 500mg is used to control the overgrowth of certain fungi species such as Candida which causes inflammation and vaginal thrush.
Clotrimazole kills sensitive fungi by binding to the fungal cell membrane and by weaken it. Due to this, contents of cell leak out which results in the death of fungus.
Dosage and how to use Canesten Gel:
Clotrimazole vaginal tablets should be inserted into the vagina once in a day at bedtime by using the applicator. The applicator should be inserted gently and deeply into the vagina. The plunger is depressed slowly to release the tablet. The hands should be washed immediately after applying Clotrimazole.
Contraindications of Canesten Gel:
Canesten-Candid-Clotrimazole is contraindicated in the following conditions like-
Drug interactions of Canesten Gel:
Canesten-Candid-Clotrimazole interacts with the medicines like tacrolimus.
Side effects of Canesten Gel:
Among the side effects, some are mentioned below- Burning, cramping, irritation, itching, rashes, redness, swelling, blistering, hives, abdominal bloating, peeling and vaginal bleeding.
Missed dose of Canesten Gel:
If a dose of Clotrimazole is missed, it should be taken as soon as possible. If it is the time of next dose, missed dose is skipped and the regular dosing schedule is followed. Two doses should not be used at once.
If this medicine is used in excess, visit to the nearby hospital immediately.
Safety measures of Canesten Gel:
Storage: Canesten Clotrimazole should be stored properly at room temperature away from heat, light and moisture. It should be kept away from the reach of children and pets.