Dermovate Cream & Ointment
- Steroid medication to reduce inflammation
- Treats eczema and psoriasis
- Soothes itching
- Genuine medication
- Sourced in the UK
Dermovate Cream & Ointment
Dermovate Cream & Ointment is a prescription medicine that contains clobetasol propionate 0.05%. Clobetasol is a corticosteroid that is applied topically to relieve skin inflammation and itching associated with severe forms of inflammatory skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis.
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Dermovate cream or ointment can be ordered from our UK registered online prescribing service. Simply complete an online medical questionnaire as part of your order. This helps our prescribers make sure it is safe and suitable to prescribe for you.
If approved by our medical team, our pharmacy team will receive a prescription. This will be dispensed and dispatched to your delivery address. Only people currently prescribed this by their GP can request this medicine.
What is Dermovate?
Dermovate is a brand of medicine that contains the active ingredient clobetasol propionate. This is a steroid medication which is used in the treatment of eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis. Cream and ointment forms are available and it is a prescription-only medicine.
Dermovate is stronger than some other eczema creams. It is usually prescribed if weaker creams have not worked. It is a topical steroid known as a corticosteroid. There is also a cream called Eumovate which contains clobetasone - a milder steroid.
What is Dermovate used for?
Dermovate is used in short courses to treat severe forms of inflammatory skin disorders when weaker corticosteroids have not been effective, such as:
- Atopic eczema
- Allergic contact dermatitis
- Irritant contact dermatitis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- An eruption of hard nodules on the skin with intense itching
- Discoid lupus erythematosus
- Erythroderma characterized by intense and widespread reddening of the skin
Dermovate should be used in alongside your usual moisturiser in order to effectively manage you skin condition.
Please note that topical corticosteroids are not a panacea for eczema and psoriasis, in that it will only help to manage flare-ups and exacerbations.
How does Dermovate work?
Clobetasol Propionate (0.05%), a topical corticosteroid, is the active ingredient in Dermovate Cream & Ointment. Dermovate is applied directly to the skin to provide relief. Allergic reaction or over-sensitivity of the skin is the usual cause of skin inflammation. Dermovate works by acting inside the skin cells to reduce the release of chemicals that cause inflammation. This results in the reduction of the swelling, itching, and redness, which help prevent scratching that can further irritate the skin.
Dermovate cream is not suitable for broken skin or open wounds, or any areas of skin affected by the following conditions:
- Viral skin infections such as chickenpox, shingles, cold sores or herpes simplex
- Bacterial skin infectinos such as impetigo
- Fungal skin infections such as thrush, ringworm and athlete's foot
- Acne Rosacea
- Perioral Dermatitis
- Itchy skin with no inflammation
- Itching around anus and genitals
- Nappy Rash
How should Dermovate be applied?
Follow strictly the instructions of the doctor who prescribed Dermovate Cream & Ointment for your medical condition. Also, read and follow the patient information leaflet that comes with your order of the medication.
Dermovate cream & ointment, should be applied evenly and thinly to the affected areas of the skin once or twice a day when you start your treatment course. Dermovate should be used less frequently as soon as the condition begins to improve, or as directed by your doctor. Reduce the frequency of application or change the treatment to a less potent preparation. Allow adequate time for absorption after each application before applying an emollient.
Do not apply Dermovate Cream & Ointment to infected or broken areas of the skin, unless you are also treating the infection. Don’t apply Dermovate to the facial skin unless your doctor instructs you. Do not apply Dermovate around the eyes or eyelids.
Avoid getting Dermovate cream, or ointment in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental application occurs, immediately rinse with cold water.
Thoroughly wash your hands before you start after you applied the medication, unless your hands are being treated.
Do not use airtight dressings to cover the area being treated, unless your doctor instructed you to do so. Airtight dressings or bandages will increase the body to absorb more of the medicine, increasing the possibility of side effects. If you are going to use Dermovate Cream & Ointment under dressings as instructed by your doctor, cleanse the skin before the application of Dermovate before applying the medicine under a fresh dressing. Nappies and waterproof pants can act as airtight dressing and increase the body’s absorption of the medicine.
Dermovate lotion is flammable. Do not apply it near naked flames or lit objects. Do not smoke while applying the lotion.
You should continue applying Dermovate Cream & Ointment for as long as what your doctor recommended. Dermovate should not be used for more than 5 days when using on a child.
Discontinue the use of the medicine if your skin condition does not improve after two weeks of treatment. Consult your doctor immediately.
Do not use Dermovate Cream & Ointment longer than what is recommended by your doctor.
If the area of the skin being treated with Dermovate Cream & Ointment becomes infection, stop the treatment and see your doctor.
Important things about Dermovate Cream & Ointment
Dermovate cream, lotion, or ointment is not for everybody. Dermovate should not be applied to children under one year of age.
Do not use Dermovate if you are allergic to its ingredients. Do not use Dermovate cream, or ointment as a moisturizer.
Dermovate Side Effects
Many medications can cause unwanted side effects. A side effects in an unwanted response to the medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects may be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The possible side effects of Dermovate Cream are not experienced by every individual who uses this medication. If you are concerned about the possible side effects, discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of Dermovate Cream.
The following are the common side effects reported by people using this medication. Many of these side effects are manageable, and some will go away on their own over time. Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your doctor may be able to advise you on managing the following:
- Dryness, burning, irritation, itching, or redness of the skin
- Eye pain if the product is used near the eye
- Skin colour changes
- Increased redness or scaling of the skin sores
- Skin infection
- Softening and tearing of the skin
- Skin rash
- Thinning of skin with easy bruising
There are side effects that do not happen very often, but when they occur they could lead to more serious problems:
- Acne or oily skin
- Burning and itching of the skin
- Lack of healing of the skin condition
- Numbness in fingers
- Red, painful, or itchy pus-containing blisters in hair follicles
- Unusual increase in hair growth, especially on the face
- An unusual loss of hair, especially on the scalp
- Visible lines or small blood vessels under the skin
- Vision changes
Stop using this medication and seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following:
- Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction such as difficulty of breathing, itching, dizziness, rash, and swelling
- Symptoms of high levels of corticosteroids in the bloodstream such as fatigue, irritability, increased thirst and urination, and muscle weakness.
- Some people may experience other side effects that are associated with the use of Dermovate Cream. See your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are using this medication.
Before you start using Dermovate Cream, tell your doctor if you allergic to it, or to other corticosteroids, or if you have other forms of allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients that may cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Before you start using this medication, share with your doctor your medical history, especially of the immune system, poor blood circulation, and certain skin conditions.
Do not use this medication if there is an infection or sore present in the area to be treated.
In rare instances, using corticosteroid medications such as Dermovate Cream, for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. It is important to tell your doctors that you are using this medication before undergoing a surgical treatment, or if you get a serious illness or injury.
Dermovate Cream should not be used during pregnancy unless your doctor is sure that the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while using this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Dermovate Cream may pass into breast milk. If you are a breastfeeding mother, your use of Dermovate Cream may affect your nursing baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breastfeeding your baby.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase the risk of side effects. Share with your doctor a list of all medications you are currently taking, including prescription, nonprescription, and herbal products to allow the doctor to check for possible interaction when you use Dermovate Cream.
Corticosteroids taken by mouth may interact with this medication.
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 medicines.org, or by contacting us.
Active ingredient is clobetasol propionate. Each 1g contains 0.5mg of clobetasol propionate (0.05% w/w).