Canesten Thrush Duo
  • Canesten Thrush Duo

Canesten Thrush Duo

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Medication features

  • Effective thrush treatment
  • Soothes irritation and itching
  • Contains Fluconazole & Clotrimazole
  • Single dose capsule


Buy Canesten Thrush Duo Oral Capsule & External Cream

You can buy Canesten Thrush Duo online from our registered UK online pharmacy. Please read the associated information about this medication to make sure it's safe for you. You can then place your order. After completing the associated medical assessment form, our online pharmacists can then review your order. 

If approved, it will be dispatched to your chosen address. We offer next working day delivery options. If for any reason your order is not approved, a full refund is issued.

About Canesten Thrush Duo

Canesten Thrush Duo is a thrush treatment containing two products, an oral capsule and a cream. Canesten Thrush Duo is used to treat thrush in women aged between 16 and 60 years old.

The Canesten Thrush Oral capsule contains the active ingredient Fluconazole 150mg and is an effective single-dose treatment for the symptoms of thrush. Fluconazole belongs to the group of medicines called azoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of infections such as thrush. Oral preparations are particularly effective if you are experiencing inflammation, which causes the use of applicators to be painful.

The Canesten Thrush External Cream contains the active ingredient Clotrimazole 2% w/w which is useful in soothing and relieving the symptoms of thrush. Clotrimazole belongs to the group of medicines called imidazoles, which is equally effective as fluconazole. The Canesten Thrush External Cream is used to treat the itching and soreness of the vulva.

Individuals tend to just look for treatments that will provide relief of the vaginal itching. However, to prevent symptoms from coming back it is important to treat the internal fungal infection as well as the external itchiness.

Thrush vs Cystitis

People can confuse their diagnosis of thrush (fungal vaginal infection) and cystitis (bacterial vaginal infection) because both conditions can have the same symptom of pain or discomfort during urination. However, the main symptom to distinguish between the two conditions is that cystitis usually does not have discharge.

If you are unsure about which of the two conditions you are suffering from then you should seek advice from a healthcare professional.


Canesten Thrush Duo is a widely used and effective thrush treatment. However, every patient can respond differently to medication. If you find Canesten Thrush Duo is not effective for you, you may want to try Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary or another alternative.

Practical Tips:

Avoid wearing tight-fitting trousers or tights, because fungal infections are mostly caused by warm, moist environments. Loose-fitting, cotton underwear allows the skin to breathe more. Ironing or tumble-drying underwear may also kill any residual fungal spores.


Other treatments for thrush are available at Simple Online pharmacy. These include:

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Content Reviewed: 10/02/21


What is thrush?
Thrush is a fungal infection caused by abnormal colonisation of the vagina by a yeast called candida. The yeast normally lives in your body without causing harm. But if the natural acidity of your vagina changes - which can easily occur - Candida can multiply. This is when you may start to itch at the site of infection and develop thrush.

Who gets thrush?
Thrush is a very common fungal infection that women suffer from. Three-quarters of women will suffer from thrush at some point in their lives, particularly if they are pregnant or if they are under 20 years old. Men can also suffer from thrush however they will only have the symptoms of a rash and itchiness. Men mostly act as a carrier of the infection, without actually presenting symptoms.

How long does Canesten take to work on thrush?
The symptoms of thrush should disappear within 2 days of taking the capsule and using Canesten Thrush cream. 

Can you take Canesten Duo during pregnancy?
You cannot buy Canesten over the counter if you are pregnant. If you are pregnant, trying for a baby, or think you are pregnant and think you may have thrush, please see your doctor.

When should you see your doctor?
If you have seen no improvement after seven days since you started using Canesten Thrush Duo, you should speak to your doctor.  If you have had more than two thrush infections within six months, you should talk to your doctor regarding this. Patients who have poorly controlled diabetes are particularly prone to fungal infections and should seek advice from their doctor. Thrush can also be an indicator of diabetes so if you are experiencing recurrent thrush then you should seek advice from your doctor. If you are under the age of 16 or over the age of 60 years old then you should see your doctor.

Info Leaflet

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How to use Canesten Thrush Duo

Canesten Oral capsule should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food. 

Canesten Thrush External Cream should be applied thinly and evenly to the area around the entrance of the vagina and rubbed in gently. The cream can be applied 2-3 times a day.

The treatment should be continued until symptoms disappear. The symptoms of thrush should disappear within two days of treatment.

The cream can also be used to treat your partner if he is suffering from thrush on the penis. In order to help prevent re-infection, ensure your partner also uses the cream.


Canesten Thrush Duo is not suitable for everyone to take. People who have had a previous reaction to Clotrimazole, Fluconazole, or any of the ingredients in this medicine, should not take it. It is not recommended in people aged under 16 or over 60. 

People who have had more than 2 cases of thrush in the last 6 months should see their doctor before using any treatment. Women with other symptoms such as abnormal vaginal bleeding, stomach pain, and problems urinating, should speak to their doctor.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women, diabetic patients, and people with an STD should speak to their doctor for advice on treatment.

For a full list of warnings, see the patient information leaflet.


Canesten oral capsule ingredients:

Fluconazole 150mg is the active ingredient of Canesten Oral Capsule.

Other ingredients are:

  • colloidal silicon dioxide
  • lactose monohydrate
  • magnesium stearate
  • maize starch
  • sodium lauryl sulphate.

The capsule shell consists of:

  • brilliant blue FCF (E133)
  • titanium dioxide (E171)
  • gelatine.

The printing ink consists:

  • Shellac
  • black iron oxide (E172)
  • propylene glycol

Canesten cream ingredients 

Clotrimazole 2% w/w is the active ingredient of Canesten Cream.

Other ingredients are:

  • benzyl alcohol
  • polysorbate 60
  • sorbitan stearate
  • cetyl palmitate
  • cetostearyl alcohol
  • Octyldodecanol
  • purified water


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