However, given the possible side effects of medicines, not every vaginal infection needs to be treated. Most fungal infections heal on their own, contrary to what the website of the drug Canestene Gyn claims. Only at very annoying complaints is medication required.
Typical complaints of a vaginal yeast infection or candidiasis are itching and crumbly (white) discharge. There is usually no distinct smell, but you may experience irritation, a burning sensation and pain during sex or urination.
Self-diagnosis is unreliable
However, sometimes these symptoms are caused by a condition other than a vaginal infection, and sometimes there are no symptoms at all. That is why it is important that you rely on your doctor for a diagnosis, and not start treatment on your own.
In case of serious complaints, the doctor can prescribe so-called azole derivatives (eg clotrimazole) such as Canestene Gyn against candidiasis. Canestene Gyn also works against certain bacteria that are sensitive to it clotrimazole.
Wat is Canestene Gyn?
What is Canestene Gyn used for?
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It contains clotrimazole, an azole derivative, and is taken through the vagina. We evaluated it as useful in our database, along with other topical azole derivative treatments such as Gyno-Daktarin (miconazole) and Gynoxin (fenticonazole).
How does Canestene Gyn work?
There are three variants of this remedy on the market, all for vaginal use: Canestene Gyn 500 mg tablet for vaginal use, Canestene Gyn 500mg soft capsule for vaginal use and Canestene Gyn crème for vaginal use 2%.
Azole derivatives are organic compounds, which are used as antifungal agents. They inhibit the synthesis of ergosterol, an important component for the construction of the cell membrane in fungi and yeasts. In short, they damage the cell wall or cell membrane of fungi or yeasts so that they die and cannot expand.
Is it better to opt for an oral or a vaginal treatment?
Canestene Gyn does not exist in oral form. Probably the local application of azole derivatives inside the vagina gives something faster relief of the complaints than oral intake. Also the chance side effects is smaller.
Patients with a moderate dry vagina use the cream better than the vaginal tablets or capsules. The cream is also suitable for the treatment of inflammation of the external genitalia.
Those who prefer oral tablets can indicate this to the doctor. He can then prescribe another medicine with azole derivatives such as fluconazole or itraconazole.
How do you use Canestene Gyn?
Dosage van Canestene Gyn
For the treatment of an acute infection, use this medicine once a day for 1 to 7 days, depending on the form of administration:
- Canestene Gyn 500 mg soft capsule for vaginal use is a one-day treatment: the capsule should be inserted in the evening, before going to sleep.
- Canestene Gyn 500 mg tablet for vaginal use is also a one-off treatment: the tablet should be inserted in the evening, before going to sleep.
- Canestene Gyn 2 % crème for vaginal use should be applied once a day for three days.
Bee recurring infections the drug is used preventively once a month (five days after menstruation), for six months. If necessary, the doctor may recommend using it weekly for six months.
If also the outer genitals are infected, the cream can also be applied externally. The cream is then rubbed in two to three times a day for one to two weeks.
Overdose after local application is practically not possible.
How do you apply Canestene Gyn?
Canestene Gyn 500mg soft capsule for vaginal use is sold in a blister of one soft capsule. This is applied in the vagina, with or without the supplied applicator. This is easiest in the supine position, with the legs slightly raised and spread. The leaflet contains instructions for use.
Canestene Gyn 500mg Vaginal Tablet needs vaginal fluid to fully dissolve. To prevent undissolved pieces from coming out of the vagina due to a lack of moisture, it is important to insert the medication as deeply as possible into the vagina before going to sleep, with or without the supplied applicator. This is easiest in the supine position, with the legs slightly raised and spread. The leaflet contains instructions for use.
Canestene Gyn Vaginal Cream should be applied into the vagina using the applicator(s) provided. This is easiest in the supine position, with the legs slightly raised and spread. The leaflet contains instructions for use. Use a new applicator for each application.
Side Effects Of Canestene Gyn
When used locally, the side effects are usually limited to local reactions such as swelling, burning feeling or worsening of the itch.
Serious side effects
No research has been done on the effects of Canestene Gyn on the human fertility.
Canestene Gyn has no or negligible influence on the driving skills and the ability to operate machinery.
Precautions and Warnings
Canestene Gyn tablet is suitable for adults and children from 12 years. If your symptoms do not improve or even worsen after seven days, it is better to go back to your doctor.
When should you not use Canestene Gyn?
If you allergic to any of the ingredients in Canestene Gyn, you should not use the medicine. If you are aware of a medical allergy, check the ingredients list in the package leaflet.
Even if you other medication takes, and then specifically oral forms of tacrolimus of sirolimus (which suppress the immune system), you should first check with your doctor or pharmacist whether you can use Canestene Gyn.
Be careful with latex and tampons
Please note, certain ingredients in Canestene Gyn may break the latex condoms or pessaries, making them less protective during treatment and up to three days afterwards. Keep this in mind.
The package insert advises against treatment during the menstrual period: “Do not use tampons, intravaginal douches, spermicides or other vaginal products while using this product”.
Frequently Asked Questions about Canestene Gyn
How fast does Canestene Gyn work?
The symptoms would within seven days need to improve. If not, see your doctor again.
Can Canestene Gyn be used during pregnancy?
Are you pregnant, do you think you are pregnant, do you want to become pregnant or are you breastfeeding? Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
Do not use Canestene Gyn during the first trimester of pregnancy. During further pregnancy, use of the cream is not recommended, because you have to apply it with an applicator. Tablets and capsules are preferred because they can also be inserted without an applicator.
Canestene Gyn be used while breastfeeding?
The manufacturer does not recommend breastfeeding during treatment with Canestene Gyn.
Can you have sex while using Canestene Gyn?
In itself you can have sex during such a treatment, but there is a chance that you will transfer the fungal infection to your partner and become infected again. This applies to both vaginal and oral sex.
Is Canestene Gyn available without a prescription?
Ja, Canestene Gyn is freely available in the pharmacy. However, keep in mind that it is very difficult to determine if you have a vaginal yeast infection, and not every infection needs to be treated with medication. After all, most of them go away on their own.
Rather, discuss with your doctor or pharmacist whether you really need Canestene Gyn.
Can you prevent vaginal infections?