Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Canesten Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment Once Pessary and Cream TM

Active ingredients: clotrimazole

What it is used for

For the treatment of candidal infections of the vagina and vulvovagina and partner.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Pessary, compressed

Oblong, white vaginal tablet 24.5 x 10mm with convex radius 10mm with nominal weight 1500mg with markings mu on one side and bayer on the reverse.

How to take this medicine: Vaginal

Part 2: Cream

WHITE CREAM

How to take this medicine: Topical

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Do Not use if Colour Changes
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 3: Pharmacist Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient clotrimazole

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

healthdirect medicines information is not intended for use in an emergency. If you are suffering an acute illness, overdose, or emergency condition, call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.

Reasonable care has been taken to provide accurate information at the time of creation. This information is not intended to substitute medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be exclusively relied on to manage or diagnose a medical condition. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

See also

Back to top back to top

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Top results

Canesten Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment Once Pessary + Cream | myVMC

Canesten Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment Once Pessary + Cream is used to treat vulvo-vaginal thrush, a yeast infection caused by fungus.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Canesten Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment Once Pessary + Cream Combination pack - myDr.com.au

Canesten Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment Once Pessary + Cream Combination pack - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Canesten Clotrimazole | myVMC

Canesten Clotrimazole treats yeast infection of the vulva and vagina (thrush). It is an azole antifungal which works by damaging the cell membrane of fungi.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection, Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, VVT, VVC) | myVMC

Vaginal Thrush is a yeast infection of the vagina by Candida albicans. It is associated with medication use and causes a curdy discharge.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice and information you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo
Feedback