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About Canesten®

Our mission is to free women all over the world from problems caused by intimate infections. We believe that nothing should stop you from living your life as you love it, comfortably and confidently.

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That's why we've dedicated ourselves to help you with science-based effective, innovative solutions as well as reassuring knowledge, so you can feel in control of your intimate health and there is one less thing to worry about when it really matters.

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Science Is in our DNA

We've been the expert on fungi since the 1960s. It was back then when a Bayer® researcher, Professor Karl Heinz Büchel, reached the breakthrough of developing clotrimazole, an active antifungal ingredient. A few years later, clotrimazole was registered in Germany and launched under the brand name Canesten®. We became the first to craft the original clotrimazole product that is not only effective at treating the fungal infection, but tackles its root cause. Then we created new product formats to deliver this effective ingredient in various presentations so everyone can find a product that best suits their needs.

We have extensive research and clinical trials under our belt, and our methods and high internal standards ensure you products with a high level of quality. But that's not the end of our story.

It has been trusted by millions of Canadian women as an over-the-counter solution since 1994.

Continually improve and design best-in-class solutions that work

Canesten® is all about giving you comfort and confidence, and that means much of what we do relies on your confidence in us. Using our more than 40 years of international scientific knowledge, research and clinical expertise, we continue to be restless to design and deliver innovative & effective solutions, helping you to treat VYIs. Even now, we're constantly striving to improve our products because we're dedicated to making them better and better with every new innovation — something we think Professor Büchel and his original team of pioneers would be thoroughly proud of. We believe that this is what makes us Canada's #1 best-selling VYI treatment brand.*

Canada's Best Selling Brand VYI and BV Shields


The variety of the product range allows fast, reliable and convenient use against VYIs. Today, Canesten® is available in more than 110 countries. Bayer® researchers continuously develop innovative and effective remedies for your intimate health needs.