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Antifungal pessaries

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antifungal Pessaries Canestan, Gyno-travogen, Zalain, Candid Adult

Antifungal pessaries - Dosage and How to Use

How should Antifungal pessaries be used?

  • ​Insert one pessary into your vagina every night, as deeply as possible.
  • Some products only require a one-night dose. Whereas other products require you to insert a pessary for 3 to 6 nights. Complete the entire course.
  • Do not stop using your medication without checking with your healthcare professional. Stopping too soon may cause the infection to come back.
  • Avoid sexual intercourse during the period of treatment
  • You may consider using a panty liner during the duration of treatment to absorb any discharge.
  • Do not use tampons, intravaginal douches, spermicides or other products to be used in the vagina when you are using this medication.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose. 

What should I do if I overdose?

Antifungal pessaries - Additional Information

​Signs that you may require further medical attention include:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge which is either green, yellow, or with a fishy smell
  • Have symptoms which differ from previous vaginal thrush infections
  • Have had 4 or more cases of vaginal thrush within the last year
  • Symptoms reappear after 2 months
  • Previously had a sexually transmitted infection
  • Have a weakened immune system
  • Continue to have symptoms 3 days after your last dose of the medication

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

  • Tags: Antifungal Pessaries
  • Updated on Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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