Canesten-Candid-Clotrimazole 100 MG

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Canesten-Candid-Clotrimazole 100 MG

Generic: Clotrimazole 100 MG


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Vaginal Mucoadhesive Extended Release Tablets
  • What is Canesten?

Canesten is a trusted treatment for inflammation of the vagina (vaginitis) caused by Candida albicans or other yeasts infection. The Candida yeast infection is also known as vaginal thrush.

  • How it can be used to heal vaginal thrush?

Canesten is available in 100mg and 200mg strength pills that contain the active ingredient clotrimazole. Clotrimazole is a member of antifungal family of medicines that are used to effectively treat infections with fungi and yeasts. The use of Canesten to treat vaginal thrush has been appreciated by gynecologists since years.

  • What is the meaning of “Vaginal thrush”?

Vaginal thrush is the common term that is used to indicate infections of the vagina with certain fungi species, in particular Candida albicans. As a result of this infection patient suffer inflammation and discharge from the vagina.

  • How Canesten 100mg works to control the infection and provide healing to patient?

The Canesten 100mg pill contains Clotrimazole as active ingredient which is a member of anti fungal family of drugs. Clotrimazole kills the Candida fungi which causes vaginal infection by interfering with its cell membranes. The medication also stops production of a substance called ergosterol in the fungi cell, which is an essential component of fungal cell membranes. Without cell membranes fungi cell can’t survive. In this way Canesten 100mg provide relief to the patient and calm inflammation in the vagina.  

  • What are the contraindicating health conditions in which the treatment with Clotrimazole (Canesten) should be avoided?

The treatment with Clotrimazole (Canesten) should be avoided in the patients with following health conditions:

  • Known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient
  • Patient is having any unusual bleeding
  • Children are not entitled to have treatment with Canesten


  • What are the precautions and warnings associated with safe use of Canesten 100mg?

For safe use of any medication it is important that patient should follow all the necessary precautions and aware of warnings associated with the treatment. Some of the precautions and warnings that patient should know before starting to use it are listed here:

  • The treatment should be used after consulting a doctor.
  • At your medical consultation let your doctor know about your overall health conditions.  Points that your doctor may want to know include whether this is the first time you are getting infection or you have had 3 or more infections in the last 6 months. The repeated vaginal infections may be signs of any other health issue such as kidney stone, gall bladder disease etc.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. The first trimesters is very crucial and if you suspect to have thrush in this period immediately go for medical consultation.
  • Tell your doctor if you are nursing an infant and suffering from vaginal thrush. Your doctor will prescribe you treatment accordingly after letting you know about risks and benefits of using this treatment.


  • May I get any by effects from Caneten 100mg while taking treatment?

Side effects with Canesten 100mg are not common. Most often people complete their treatment without any severe adverse effect on health. In general, certain mild kinds of side effects are reported by patients in some occasions such as skin reaction like burning, stinging or redness. These might be signs of allergic reaction to the drug. If you experience any discomforting symptoms while using this treatment, contact your prescriber.

Patient should consult doctor if any of these side effects are noticed. These are severe side effects that require immediate medical attention:

  • abdominal bloating
  • burning
  • cramping
  • irritation
  • itching
  • rash
  • redness
  • swelling

According to the symptoms, you may be advised to discontinue this treatment or adjusted the doses or altered with any other treatment. The side effects are listed here to make you aware and you may possibly not get any of these side effects and complete treatment successfully.

  • What is the right manner for storing Canesten 100mg pills for safe use?

The proper storage of medication is important to get desired benefits from it. Storing instructions for Canesten 100mg include:

  • Keeping medication stored in a moisture free container and protect from light.

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