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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.

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

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

    If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.

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