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Cansoft CL (clindamycin, clotrimazole) is a combination antibiotic and antifungal medication. While available in a number of formulations, it is most commonly used as a vaginal suppository to treat vaginal infections.
The two ingredients in this product are:
The medication does nothing against viral infections.
Cansoft CL can be used in all ages, but should only be used in children with doctor involvement; dosage modifications will be required.
As a vaginal suppository, Cansoft CL is most commonly used to treat:
In other formulations, such as creams, tablets, or oral solutions, it may be used to treat:
Many patients notice improvements after the first dose, though it may take up to three days before significant improvements are seen.
As with all antibiotics, antifungals, and antiviral medications, there are concerns with resistant microbes. For best results a doctor should be consulted prior to initiating treatment, to ensure the particular strain is not resistant to Cansoft CL. Likewise, if Cansoft CL is prescribed, the full course of treatment should be completed; stopping treatment early---even if feeling fine---can contribute to resistant bacteria.
Dosage & Administration
Doses of Cansoft CL come in only one strength---100 mg clindamycin and 200 mg clotrimazole. Vaginal capsules are usually administered just once per day, without regard to food.
Duration of treatment typically ranges from 3 to 7 days for vaginal infections, but can last considerably longer depending on the type of infection, its severity, and patient response. If doctor instructions are not available treatment should continue for two days after the resolution of all symptoms, including discomfort, redness, itching, burning, and so forth; however, symptoms are not always clear, such as with some intra-abdominal infections, in which consulting a doctor is very important.
Use of this product will interfere with latex contraceptives; other forms of birth control should be utilized or abstinence practiced throughout treatment.
Cansoft CL, when administered vaginally, is less likely to interact with other medications than when taken orally. However, there is still a risk and for the sake of safety double-checking with a doctor or pharmacist is always a good idea.
Use During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
The effects of Cansoft CL on unborn babies are not known. As a general rule it should be avoided in the first trimester. It is sometimes used in the second or third trimester, and while breastfeeding, with no reported adverse effects. However, this is best discussed with a doctor.
Cansoft CL is well-tolerated among the majority of patients. Some experience mild side effects when it is first administered, including:
The above should quickly fade within moments of application. If they become severe or persist, medical attention should be sought.
Cansoft CL can cause complications when other medical conditions are present. Discuss risks with a doctor if there is a history of:
Cansoft CL in all its forms should be kept out of the eyes; hands should be washed after handling the products to avoid accidental contact. If it does get in the eyes they should be rinsed thoroughly.