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Canesten V1 Strip Of 1 Tablet

1 Vaginal Tablet(s) in Strip
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Clotrimazole(500.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Canesten V1 Tab is an anti-fungal medicine used for treating vaginal and vulval yeast infections (vulvovaginal candidiasis).

Uses of Canesten V1 Tab

Canesten V1 Tab, which belongs to a group known as azole, is an anti-fungal agent. Physicians prescribe Canesten V1 Tab for fighting yeast infections in the vagina and vulva and to relieve associated
symptoms such as itching, burning, inflammation or dysuria.
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Contraindications of Canesten V1 Tab

If you are allergic to clotrimazole or any other ingredients that are present in it, do not use Canesten V1 Tab.

Side effects of Canesten V1 Tab

  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Discomfort
  • Burning
  • Rash
  • Irritation
  • Vaginal peeling or bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergic reaction

Precautions and Warnings of Canesten V1 Tab


Can I take Canesten V1 Tab during pregnancy?
Canesten V1 Tab should be used only when required. You should consult your doctor before using Canesten V1 Tab and follow their instructions.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Canesten V1 Tab while breastfeeding?
Canesten V1 Tab is not likely to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants; however, use this medication only as per your doctor's advise.


Can I drive if I have consumed Canesten V1 Tab?
It is safe to drive after using Canesten V1 Tab.


Can I consume alcohol with Canesten V1 Tab?
It is not recommended to consume alcohol with Canesten V1 Tab because alcohol is seen to trigger side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
If you have a vaginal infection, you should not engage in sexual intercourse. Canesten V1 Tab reduces the effectiveness of latex contraceptives such as diaphragms or condoms. Moreover, while undergoin
g treatment, do not use spermicides, tampons, intravaginal douches or any other products in the vagina. Canesten V1 Tab is not to be used by girls who are less than 12 years of age unless it is prescribed by a doctor.
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Mode of Action of Canesten V1 Tab

Canesten V1 Tab acts by binding to the phospholipids in the cell membrane of the fungi and stopping certain processes required for producing cell membranes. Thus, Canesten V1 Tab eventually alters the
permeability of the cell membrane by inhibiting the growth of fungi.
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Directions for Use of Canesten V1 Tab

Canesten V1 Tab should be inserted as high as possible into the vagina, preferably at night before going to sleep unless directed otherwise by your doctor. You should not swallow or take Canesten V1 T
ab orally. During menstruation, taking Canesten V1 Tab is usually not recommended.
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Interactions of Canesten V1 Tab

Interactions with other medicines

Use of tacrolimus or sirolimus (immunosuppressive drugs used to lower the risk of rejection after an organ transplant) and Canesten V1 Tab simultaneously is observed to increase the levels of tacrolim
us or sirolimus in the blood. You should inform your doctor if you are taking tacrolimus or sirolimus.
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Interactions with food items

Intake of alcohol when you are taking Canesten V1 Tab may lead to side effects.

Storage and disposal of Canesten V1 Tab

You should store Canesten V1 Tab at room temperature. You should keep Canesten V1 Tab away from excess moisture and heat and keep it away from children.

Dosage of Canesten V1 Tab


Accidental oral intake of Canesten V1 Tab causes dizziness, nausea and vomiting. You should inform your doctor immediately if you are having these side effects
You should continue with your Canesten V1 Tab dosage as soon as you remember missing it. You should not insert extra doses to make up for the missed one. It is advisable not to miss your dosage as you
r infection may not be completely treated.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What is vaginal yeast infection?

A: Certain types of bacteria and yeast naturally live in the vagina. A yeast infection occurs when there is an increase in the number of this yeast (which is a fungus) organisms in the vagina, thus disrupting the natural balance.

Q: How do you know if you have got a vaginal infection?

A: During a vaginal infection, there is an increase in vaginal secretions, which are thick and sticky but odourless. The infection irritates the vagina, which results in intense itching, painful urination, swelling and redness.

Q: How much time does it require for Canesten V1 Tab to show its effect?

A: The time taken for the effect to be shown by Canesten V1 Tab has not yet been established.

Q: For what amount of time is Canesten V1 Tab active in the body?

A: There are no published reports on the duration that Canesten V1 Tab is active in the body.

Q: What are the factors that can cause vaginal infection?

  • Antibiotics destroy the friendly bacteria present in the vagina
  • Lack of sleep, unhealthy diet or stress
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy or menstruation
  • Weakened immune system because of an illness
  • Washing the vagina with deodorants or perfumed soaps
  • Wearing tight-fitted or synthetic clothing

Q: Is it common to have vaginal infection?

A: Approximately 70%-75% women are known to have vaginal infection at least once in their lifetime.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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