What is Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole) used for?
Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole) is a vaginal tablet prescribed to treat women with vaginal yeast infections. It is an antifungal medication that destroys or slows the reproduction of fungus cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. Your physician may prescribe the medicine for other unlisted purposes, but the tablets are meant for vaginal use only.
How should I use Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole)?
Use Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole) strictly according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered each day just before going to sleep, but your particular instructions will be determined by your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the medication put one tablet into the included applicator, insert the applicator into the vagina, and press the button to release the tablet. Wash the applicator after each use to prevent the spread of infection to other areas of the body. Always ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole)?
The use of Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any severe or worrying symptoms such as intense vaginal pain, deterioration of your condition, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduce frequency of administration, or emergency medical assistance in serious cases to prevent further problems from occurring.
Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole) tablets are only meant to be used vaginally and should never be taken orally.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Canesten-6 (Clotrimazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.