Canesten Thrush Duo Oral Capsule & External Cream


Internal and external treatment for thrush symptoms. The oral capsule contains Fluconazole and the tube of cream contains Clotrimazole to provide you with soothing double strength thrush treatment.


Canesten thrush duo is a complete and convenient treatment for vaginal or penile thrush. The active ingredients of Fluconazole & Clotrimazole belong to a group of medicines called azoles and are antifungal agents which fight the cause of infection such as thrush.

This treatment is used when you have been diagnosed with thrush by your doctor. The one-use capsule and cream can treat the fungal infection usually within 7 days.

This product is suitable for adults between 16 and 60 years of age.


What is Thrush?

Thrush is a fungal infection caused by abnormal colonisation of the vagina by a yeast called candida. The yeast normally lives in your body happily without doing you any harm. But when the natural pH balance of your vagina changes – which can easily occur – Candida can multiply. And that’s when you may start to itch and develop thrush. Yeast naturally lives in everyone’s body but at times your vagina’s natural pH balance is altered and the yeast cells can begin to multiply, which leads to thrush.

Who gets Thrush?

Thrush is a very common fungal infection that women suffer from. Three-quarters of women will suffer from thrush at some point in their lives, particularly if they are pregnant or if they are under 20 years old and also around the time of menstruation.

Men can also suffer from thrush however they will only have the symptoms of a rash and itchiness. Men mostly act as a carrier of the infection, without actually presenting symptoms.

What are the symptoms of Thrush?

Itching, burning sensation vaginal discharge (white, curd-like and odourless).

Can you take Canesten Duo during pregnancy?

No. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or if you are breastfeeding and think you may have thrush, please see your doctor.

When should you see your Doctor?

If you have seen no improvement after seven days since you started using Canesten Thrush Duo, you should speak to your doctor. If you have had more than two thrush infections within six months, you should talk to your doctor regarding this. Patients who have diabetes whose condition is poorly controlled are particularly prone to fungal infections and should seek advice from their doctor. Thrush can also be an indicator of diabetes so if you are experiencing recurrent thrush then you should seek advice from your doctor.

If you are under the age of 16 or over the age of 60 years old then you should see your doctor.


For vaginal thrush in adults, only a single dose (1 capsule) is needed. Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water. The capsule can be taken with or without food.

Apply the cream thinly & evenly over the affected external irritated area the cream on the external irritated area 2-3 times a day to relieve the symptoms until they disappear, or up to one week in women and up to 2 weeks in men.


If symptoms persist for more than 7 days, see your doctor. Do not use if you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast feeding. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any medicine other than the contraceptive pill and if you are aged under 16 or over 60.

 Do not use Fluconazole Oral Capsule without first consulting your doctor:

  • If you have had more than two infections in the last six months
  • If you are under 16 or over 60 years of age
  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Fluconazole Oral Capsule
  • If you are taking any other medicine other than the Pill
  • If you are taking the antihistamine terfenadine or the prescription medicine cisapride
  • If you have had thrush more than twice in the last six months
  • If you have any disease or illness affecting your liver or kidneys or have had unexplained jaundice
  • If you suffer from any other chronic disease or illness
  • If you or your partner have had exposure to a sexually transmitted disease
  • If you are unsure of the cause of your symptoms.


The active ingredient Fluconazole 150 mg. Each capsule also contains: lactose monohydrate & sodium lauryl sulfate.

The Canesten cream contains:

The active ingredient Clotrimazole 200mg (2% w/w). The cream also contains: benzyl alcohol, Polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, Cetyl palmitate, Cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol & purified water.