Eumovate Cream & Ointment
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Eumovate Cream is a prescription medicine that contains clobetasone butyrate. Clobetasone 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.
- Steroid medication to reduce inflammation
- Treats eczema and psoriasis
- Soothes itching
- Genuine medication
- Sourced in the UK
Buy Eumovate Cream or Eumovate Ointment Online
Eumovate 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 Eumovate?
Eumovate is a steroid medication that is used to treat a number of skin conditions including eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, and contact dermatitis. It is a type of medicine called a corticosteroid. These help to reduce inflammation in skin conditions.
Ointment and cream versions of Eumovate are available. The active ingredient is clobetasone butyrate. It is considered to be a corticosteroid that is moderately potent.
What is Eumovate used for?
Eumovate reduces the swelling and irritation associated with skin conditions such as:
- Atopic eczema
- Allergic contact dermatitis
- Irritant contact dermatitis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Thick skin rash due to excessive scratching to relieve itching
- An eruption of hard nodules on the skin with intense itching
- Discoid lupus erythematosus
- Erythroderma characterized by intense and widespread reddening of the skin
- Severe reactions to insect stings and bites
Eumovate 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 Eumovate work?
Clobetasone Butyrate 0.05%, a topical corticosteroid, is the active ingredient in Eumovate Cream & Ointment. Eumovate is applied directly to the skin to provide relief. Allergic reaction or over-sensitivity of the skin is the usual cause of skin inflammation. Eumovate 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.
Clobetasone acts inside the skin cells, stopping the release of the inflammatory substances. This results in the reduction of the swelling, itching, and redness, and helps in the prevention of scratching that will further irritate the skin.
Eumovate cream is best used for the treatment of weepy or moist skin.
How should Eumovate be applied?
Follow strictly the instructions of the doctor who prescribed Eumovate Cream & Ointment for your medical condition. Also, read and follow the patient information leaflet that comes with your order of the medication.
Eumovate 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. Eumovate should be used less frequently as soon as the condition begins to improve, or as directed by your doctor.
Do not apply Eumovate Cream & Ointment to infected or broken areas of the skin, unless you are also treating the infection. Don’t apply Eumovate to the facial skin unless your doctor instructs you. Do not apply Eumovate around the eyes or eyelids.
Avoid getting Eumovate 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 Eumovate Cream & Ointment under dressings as instructed by your doctor, cleanse the skin before the application of Eumovate 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.
Eumovate lotion is flammable. Do not apply it near naked flames or lit objects. Do not smoke while applying the lotion.
You should continue applying Eumovate Cream & Ointment for as long as what your doctor recommended. Eumovate should not be used for more than once or twice a week at a time 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 Eumovate Cream & Ointment longer than what is recommended by your doctor.
If the area of the skin being treated with Eumovate Cream & Ointment becomes infection, stop the treatment and see your doctor.
Important things about Eumovate Cream:
Eumovate cream, lotion, or ointment is not for everybody. Eumovate should not be applied to children under one year of age.
Do not apply Eumovate Cream & Ointment to broken skin or open wounds, or skin areas affected by the following conditions:
- Viral infections of the skin, such as herpes simplex, cold sores, and chickenpox
- Fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot and ringworm
- Bacterial infection
- Acne rosacea
- Perioral dermatitis or inflammatory rash around the mouth
- Widespread plaque psoriasis
- Nappy rash
- Itchy skin with no inflammation
Do not use Eumovate if you are allergic to its ingredients. Do not use Eumovate cream, or ointment as a moisturizer.
Eumovate Cream Alternatives
Eumovate Cream Summary
|Ingredient||Clobetasone Butyrate 0.05%|
|Medicine Type||Topical Corticosteroid|
|What is Eumovate used for?||Eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, insect bites and stings|
|Available In||30g Cream, 100g Cream, 30g Ointment, 100g Ointment|
|How long can Eumovate be used for?||Should not be used for longer than four weeks continuously|
Eumovate Side Effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them. Stop using Eumovate and tell your doctor immediately if:
• you find that your skin condition gets worse, you develop a generalised rash or your skin becomes swollen during treatment. You may be allergic to the ointment, have an infection or need other treatment.
• you have psoriasis and get raised bumps with pus under the skin. This can happen during or after treatment and is known as pustular psoriasis.
Other side effects you may notice when using Eumovate include:
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
• an increased risk of skin infection
• an allergic skin reaction where the ointment is applied
• a feeling of burning, irritation or itching where the ointment is applied
• rash, itchy bumpy skin or redness of the skin
• increased hair growth and changes in skin colour
• thinning of your skin and it may also damage more easily
• weight gain, rounding of the face
• delayed weight gain or slowing of growth in children
• bones can become thin, weak and break easily
• cloudy lens in the eye (cataract) or increased pressure in eye (glaucoma)
• increased blood sugar levels or sugar in the urine
• high blood pressure
Not Known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
• blurred vision
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine
Patient Information Leaflet
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.
What is Eumovate cream used for?
Eumovate is a steroid cream for eczema treatment. It can also be used to treat seborrhoeic dermatitis and insect bite reactions. It improves these conditions by reducing inflammation.
Is Eumovate a strong steroid?
A number of steroid creams and ointments are available and some are more potent than others. Eumovate is classified as a moderately potent topical steroid.
How quickly does Eumovate work?
You may notice your eczema improves after a few days of using Eumovate. You should use it for as long as your doctor has told you to. If the skin does not improve in that timeframe, discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist.
Does Eumovate stop itching?
Yes, Eumovate can help with the itching associated with eczema. It also helps with redness and swelling.
Can Eumovate be bought over the counter?
It is possible to buy a small 15g pack of Eumovate cream over the counter after talking to a pharmacist. Larger pack sizes of 30g or 100g are only available on prescription.
You can order Eumovate online from our online prescribing service. We ask that you fill out an online medical assessment for our prescribers to assess. If suitable to prescribe for you, a prescription will be issued to our pharmacy team. The medicine will then be securely dispatched to your delivery address via DPD or Royal Mail.
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