Canesten V1 Strip Of 1 Tablet
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Canesten 500 MG Description
Canesten V1 Tab is an anti-fungal medicine used for treating vaginal and vulval yeast infections (vulvovaginal candidiasis).
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Uses of Canesten 500 MG
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....
Contraindications of Canesten 500 MG
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 500 MG
- Vaginal peeling or bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Allergic reaction
Precautions and Warnings of Canesten 500 MG
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.
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 undergoing 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....
Mode of Action of Canesten 500 MG
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....
Directions for Use of Canesten 500 MG
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 Tab orally. During menstruation, taking Canesten V1 Tab is usually not recommended....
Interactions of Canesten 500 MG
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 tacrolimus or sirolimus in the blood. You should inform your doctor if you are taking tacrolimus or sirolimus....
Interactions with food items
Intake of alcohol when you are taking Canesten V1 Tab may lead to side effects.
Storage and disposal of Canesten 500 MG
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 500 MG
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 your infection may not be completely treated....
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.
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