Cápsula oral de Canestén

Bayer plc

Antifungal relief.

Precio regular
£ 10.90
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£ 10.90
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Canesten Oral Capsule - Rightangled

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  • Type of medicine

    Oral Antifungal Capsule

  • Effective within

    Symptoms may improve within 2 days

  • Works by

    Treating fungal infections, such as thrush

  • Active ingredient


  • Strength


  • Common side effects

    Headache, Stomach discomfort, Diarrhoea Rash, Increased liver function test results

  • Generic


  • Use with alcohol

    No known interaction with alcohol

Cápsula oral de Canestén


Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule es un tratamiento completo para la candidiasis tanto en hombres como en mujeres. El producto solo puede usarse si su médico le ha diagnosticado previamente que tiene candidiasis. El principio activo de Canesten pertenece a un grupo de tratamientos llamados azoles, que son agentes antifúngicos que atacan la causa de infecciones como la candidiasis.


It's important to follow the instructions for using Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule. The full course of treatment consists of a single capsule that should be swallowed whole with a glass of water, with or without food. The symptoms of thrush should improve within two days, but if no improvement is seen after seven days, consult your doctor. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.


The active substance in Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule is fluconazole, an antifungal agent that fights the cause of infections like thrush. Other ingredients include colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, maize starch, sodium lauryl sulfate, and capsule shell components.

Side effects

Like all medications, Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule can cause side effects, although not everyone experiences them. Common side effects may include headaches, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, and rash. Uncommon side effects may involve changes in blood cells, dizziness, and constipation. Rare side effects might include blood chemistry changes and hair loss. In the case of any unusual effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist.


Before using Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule, consider the following:

- If you are allergic to fluconazole or other antifungal products, avoid using this capsule.

- If you have certain medical conditions or are taking specific medications, consult your doctor before use.

- Women and men should be cautious of using Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule in certain conditions, such as abnormal vaginal bleeding or genital sores.

- Pregnant, breastfeeding, or attempting to conceive individuals should consult their doctor before using this product.

Patient information leaflet

Download patient information leaflet (PIL) on the link below:


Can I use Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule if I'm currently on antibiotics?

Antibiotics can sometimes disrupt the balance of bacteria in your body and lead to fungal infections like thrush. If you're currently on antibiotics, it's a good idea to consult your doctor before using Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule to ensure it's the right choice for you.

Can men use Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule?

Yes, Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule can be used by both men and women to treat thrush. However, men should consult their doctor before use, especially if they have any genital sores, abnormal discharge, or other symptoms.

How quickly should I expect to see improvement after using Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule?

Most people experience improvement in their symptoms within two days of using Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule. If you don't notice any improvement after seven days of use, it's recommended to consult your doctor.

Can I take Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Pregnant and breastfeeding individuals should consult their doctor before using Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule. While it's generally not recommended during pregnancy, your healthcare provider can guide you based on your individual circumstances.

Can I use Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule if I have diabetes?

Yes, Canesten Thrush Oral Capsule can be used by individuals with diabetes. However, if you have diabetes, it's important to monitor your blood sugar levels closely while using this medication, as some antifungal treatments may interact with diabetes management.

Medically reviewed and published

This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead |

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