Gine-canesten 6 comprimidos vaginales 100 mg


Indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated vulvovaginal candidiasis (vaginal infection caused by a fungus called Candida).
Duration of the treatment: 6 days


How to use Gine-Canestén
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. If in doubt, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.

The recommended dose is:
Adults and adolescents over 12 years old
This medicine is administered vaginally.
A vaginal tablet is usually sufficient, preferably applied at night before bedtime, for 6 consecutive days. The tablet should be inserted deep into the vagina (see instructions for use of the applicator), with the patient lying on her back and with her legs slightly bent.

Vaginal tablets need adequate humidity conditions in the vagina for optimal dissolution of the medicine. If you don't have these conditions, some of the medicine may not dissolve completely and come out of the vagina. To prevent this, it is important to insert the tablet as deeply as possible into the vagina at bedtime. If the vaginal tablet does not dissolve completely after the first administration, consult your doctor or pharmacist to assess the use of alternative treatments.

If symptoms persist after treatment ends or recur after two months, or you have problems with your immune system, HIV infection, AIDS, or diabetes, you should see your doctor.

You should not use tampons, douches, spermicides, or other vaginal products while using this medication.

It is not recommended to start treatment during menstruation. The treatment must have ended before the start of menstruation.

Use in children
Do not use in children under 12 years.

If you use more Gine-Canestén than you should
Accidental ingestion may cause gastrointestinal upset and / or vomiting. Accidental administration to the eyes can cause severe eye irritation and burning.

In case of overdose or accidental ingestion, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist or call the Toxicology Information Service. Telephone (91) 562 04 20 indicating the medication and the amount ingested.

If you forget to use Gine-Canestén
If you miss a dose, wait for the next one. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

If you stop taking Gine-Canestén
Continue to use Gine-Canestén until treatment ends, even if you feel better. You need to use the full treatment to cure the infection. If you stop the treatment, the fungi may not have disappeared.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor.