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 before placing your order. After completing the associated medical assessment form, our online pharmacists can then review your order. 

If approved, we offer next working day delivery options. If for any reason your order is not approved, a full refund will be issued.

What is Canesten Thrush Duo?

Canesten Thrush Duo contains two products; an oral capsule to treat the infection, and a tube of cream to soothe the symptoms. Canesten Thrush Duo is used to treat thrush in women aged between 16 and 60 years old.

The Canesten Thrush Oral capsule contains Fluconazole 150mg, Fluconazole is an azole medication;  an antifungal agent which fights the cause of the infection. The Canesten Thrush Oral capsule is an effective single-dose treatment for the symptoms of thrush. Oral preparations are particularly effective if you are experiencing inflammation, which causes topical application to be painful.

The Canesten Thrush External Cream contains Clotrimazole 2% w/w, used to soothe and relieve the symptoms of thrush. Clotrimazole is an imidazole medication; equally effective as fluconazole in combating the infection, while also providing comfort from pain and itching of the vulva. 

Thrush vs Cystitis

It can be easy to confuse thrush (fungal vaginal infection) with cystitis (bacterial vaginal infection). Both conditions can have similar symptoms, including pain or discomfort during urination. The main way to distinguish between the two conditions is that cystitis does not produce discharge under normal circumstances.

If you are unsure whether you are suffering from thrush or cystitis, you should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.


Canesten Thrush Duo is one of the most widely used medications for treating thrush - however, every infection can respond differently to medication. If you find Canesten Thrush Duo is not effective for you, or wish to try an alternative, other treatments are available, such as the Canesten Thrush Soft Gel Pessary. 

Browse our thrush selection to find a treatment that may be more effective for you.

Practical Tips

Avoid wearing tight-fitting trousers or tights; fungal infections are mostly caused by warm, moist environments, and these sorts of clothing combined with body heat and sweat can create perfect conditions for fungal growth.

Wearing loose-fitting cotton underwear can allow the skin to breathe more, making it less likely to create an environment where thrush can flourish. 

Ironing or tumble-drying underwear may also kill any residual fungal spores, which may trigger a recurrent infection.

How to use Canesten Thrush Duo

Canesten Oral capsule should be swallowed whole with a glass of water, 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 as needed.

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 thrush on the penis; as above, apply the cream thinly and evenly over the affected area. 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 Canesten Thrush Duo. 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 consult their doctor.

People who are breastfeeding or pregnant, 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.


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

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What is thrush?

Thrush is a fungal infection of the vagina. A yeast called candida normally lives in your body without causing problems. However, if the level of acidity of your vagina changes, these micro-organisms can multiply, overtaking the regular vaginal fauna and create an infection. This leads to the tell-tale itching and discharge found in thrush.

Who gets thrush?

At some point in their lives, three-quarters of women will suffer from thrush. Those who are pregnant or those under 20 years old will find themselves particularly vulnerable to thrush.

People with diabetes may also find themselves prone to thrush. There are a few reasons for this -  higher blood sugar levels provide more fuel for the yeast to grow, and a weakened immune system will find it harder to keep the candida in check. 

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?

If you are pregnant, you cannot buy Canesten Duo over the counter. If you are pregnant, trying for a baby, or think you might be pregnant and have thrush, please see your doctor.

When should you see your doctor?

You should speak to your doctor if you have seen no improvement after using Canesten Thrush Duo for seven days. If you have had more than two thrush infections within six months, this may indicate an underlying issue - please speak to your doctor. 

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 immune system issues and other medical concerns. 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 and suffering from thrush, you should talk to your doctor.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at, or by contacting us.


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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