Canesten Thrush Duo Oral Capsule & External Cream - 150mg capsule/2% w/w cream

Canesten Thrush Duo Oral Capsule & External Cream contains one 150mg oral capsule that treats the cause of thrush and a tube of double strength cream for the treatment and soothing relief of external thrush symptoms.
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  • Treats cause of thrush
  • External/Internal remedy
  • Fluconazole capsule 150mg
  • Clotrimazole 2% w/w cream

Canesten Thrush Duo Oral Capsule & External Cream contains one 150mg capsule of fluconazole, an antifungal agent which treats the cause of thrush, works agaisnt fungi or yeast and fights agaisnt symptoms such as itching, irritation, swelling, redness, soreness and burning. It also contains a tube of Canesten Thrush 2% Cream which provides an effective treatment and soothing relief of the itching caused by thrush externally.
The treatment is easy to use at home or on the go and irritating thrush symptoms should begin to calm after first application.

How to use

The Oral Capsule
If Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule has been prescribed for you by your doctor, follow any instructions they have given you. If you purchased this product without a prescription, follow these directions closely:

The capsule should be swallowed whole with a glass of water (with or without food).
Do not chew or break the capsule.

The full course of treatment consists of a single Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule.

The Cream
Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.
Wash your hands before and after using the cream.
Apply the cream thinly to affected areas 2 or 3 times a day and rub in gently.
Treatment should be continued for up to one week after treating the internal infection in women and for two weeks in men.

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

Side effects & Cautions

If you experience any of the following, please contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately – you may need urgent medical attention:
  • Severe condition with blistering and peeling of the skin, mouth, eyes or genitals.
  • Widespread rash, high body temperature and enlarged lymph nodes (DRESS syndrome or drug hypersensitivity syndrome).
  • Liver disorders with symptoms such as yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine or pale stools.
  • Seizures
  • Change in heart rhythm or rate
  • Headache
  • Stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, feeling sick, vomiting
  • Increases in blood tests of liver function
  • Rash
You should not take Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, are trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor has told you so.
Fluconazole taken during the first trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk of miscarriage and if taken at low doses during the first trimester it may slightly increase the risk of a baby being born with birth defects affecting the bones and muscles.

After you apply the cream you might experience: 
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Blisters
  • Burning
  • Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Irritation 
  • Peeling of skin.
If you experience any of the side effects mentioned above or any other side effects, seek medical attention immediately or consult your doctor or pharmacist.


Active ingridient: Fluconazole at a strength of 150mg.
Other ingredients: Colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, maize starch and sodium lauryl sulphate. 
The capsule shell contains: Brilliant blue FCF (E133), titanium dioxide (E171) and gelatine.

Active ingredient: Clotrimazole at a strength of 2% w/w. 
Other ingredients: Benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water.