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Canesten oral thrush capsule is an antifungal medication that is used to treat infections caused by certain types of fungi. These include yeast infections of the mouth, throat, and oesophagus. Canesten oral thrush capsules can also be used to prevent these infections in people who are at risk for them. Order Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules online.

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What is the Canesten Oral Thrush Capsule?

Canesten oral thrush capsules are a medication used to treat oral thrush, a fungal infection of the mouth. This fungal infection is caused by the overgrowth of candida yeast in the mouth, thus causing white patches on the tongue, cheeks, and roof of the mouth. The capsules are available through an online consultation. Start yours now. 

How Does Canesten Oral Thrush Capsule Work?

Canesten oral thrush capsules work by killing the fungus that causes thrush, as well as by helping to restore the natural balance of good bacteria in the mouth. The capsules are inserted into the mouth and allowed to dissolve and release the active ingredient fluconazole, which is an antifungal medication. Fluconazole works by inhibiting the growth and reproduction of the fungi, thereby killing them and clearing the infection.

What Does Canesten Oral Thrush Treat?

  • Oral thrush
  • Yeast infections in the mouth
  • White patches in the mouth, tongue or cheeks.
  • Itching and irritation on the vulva or head of the penis
  • Pain or stinging during sex or when urinating
  • Unpleasant smell or tightening of the foreskin of the penis

Product Warnings

  • Always inform your doctor about any underlying medical or allergy conditions you have
  • Inform your doctor about your pregnancy or breastfeeding status before using the capsules.
  • Always inform your doctor of any prescription medication you are currently using.
  • Do not take Canesten oral thrush tablets if you have liver or kidney disease because you could be at increased risk for developing serious side effects.
  • Do not administer the medication to children without your doctor’s approval.


  • Follow the instructions given by your doctor, or read the patient information leaflet before using the capsules when self-medicating.
  • Swallow one capsule with plenty of water, preferably at night before going to bed.
  • Do not chew or crush the capsule - just swallow it whole.
  • Finish all of the capsules, even if your symptoms improve sooner.
  • If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember and then continue with your regular schedule. However, do not take two doses at once.

Product Ingredients

  • Active Ingredients: The active ingredient in each capsule is 150 mg of fluconazole.
  • Inactive Ingredients: The inactive ingredients include maize starch, colloidal silicon dioxide, shellac, lactose monohydrate, gelatin, black iron oxide, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulphate, brilliant blue FCF, titanium dioxide, and propylene glycol.

Side Effects

  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Allergic reactions
  • Seizures

Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules FAQ's

Here are some common questions about Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules:

  1. What is Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules used for? Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules are used to treat oral thrush, a fungal infection in the mouth and throat.
  2. How do I take Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules? The typical dosage is one capsule to be taken three times a day for one day. However, follow the instructions on the product label or as directed by your healthcare provider.
  3. How long does it take for Canesten Oral to work? Symptoms of oral thrush may improve within a day or two after starting the medication. It's essential to complete the full course of treatment even if you start feeling better.
  4. Are there any side effects of Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules? Common side effects may include gastrointestinal discomfort. If you experience severe or persistent side effects, contact your healthcare provider.
  5. Is it safe to use Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules during pregnancy or while breastfeeding? It's important to consult with a healthcare professional before using any medication during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. They can provide guidance on the safety and appropriateness of Canesten Oral in your specific situation.
  6. Can I buy Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules over the counter? In many countries, Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules are available without a prescription. However, the availability may vary, and it's a good practice to consult a pharmacist for guidance.
  7. What should I do if my symptoms do not improve or worsen after taking Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules? If your symptoms do not improve or worsen, it's crucial to consult a healthcare professional for further evaluation and treatment.
  8. Can I drink alcohol while taking Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules? There are generally no known interactions between Canesten Oral and alcohol. However, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare provider or pharmacist for any specific concerns.
  9. Can I give Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules to children? Canesten Oral may be prescribed for children but under the guidance of a healthcare professional who can determine the appropriate dosage.
  10. Can I use Canesten Oral Thrush Capsules for other fungal infections? Canesten Oral is specifically designed for the treatment of oral thrush and should not be used to treat other fungal infections without the advice of a healthcare provider.

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