Eumovate Cream and Ointment
- Contains a medicated steroid
- Helps to provide relief from eczema, psoriasis & redness
- Active ingredient is clobetasone
- Not to be applied on the face, neck, or sensitive areas of skin
Order Eumovate Cream & Ointment Online
At Simple Online Pharmacy, our doctors can prescribe Eumovate cream or ointment online. We ask that you fill in our online medical assessment when ordering. This gives our doctors the opportunity to check it is safe and appropriate to prescribe for you. The medicine will then be sent to you via our pharmacy team.
This service is only available to patients who have been prescribed this medicine by their GP or dermatologist previously. You should be regularly monitored by your GP or dermatologist when using 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.
How does it work?
In eczema, the skin barrier is injured and the skin can lose water. It can also become irritated more easily. Cells react to this and release chemicals leading to inflammation. This can cause the skin to become dry, inflamed, and itchy.
Eumovate treats eczema by blocking the inflammatory chemicals released by the cells. It also constricts blood vessels around the affected skin. By doing this it reduces inflammation and helps with the redness, itching, and swelling that happens with eczema.
Apply Eumovate exactly as told by your doctor. Usually, a thin layer is applied once or twice daily to the affected areas. It should not be used for longer than four weeks at a time, although your doctor may suggest using it for a shorter period of time.
A useful guide for how much steroid cream to use is to use fingertip units. Fingertip units give you an estimate of how much cream/ointment to apply to different areas of the body. Detailed information on side effects is in the patient information leaflet.
There are many topical corticosteroids available and they vary in strength from very potent, potent, moderate, and mild in strength. Four different topical steroids are available from our online doctor service:
- Fucidin H (contains hydrocortisone and an antibiotic)
- Hydrocortisone creams (a mild steroid)
- Betnovate (potent steroid)
Eumovate is classified as a moderately potent steroid.
|Type of medicine|
Topical corticosteroid or 'steroid cream'
|How to apply|
Apply once or twice daily to the affected areas
|How long can it be used for|
Should not be used for longer than four weeks continuously
|What can it be used for|
Eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, insect bites and stings
|2 x 30g Cream|
|2 x 30g Ointment|
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 doctor service. We ask that you fill out an online medical assessment for our doctors 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.
Content Reviewed: 12/11/2020
Eumovate Side Effects
Some people will get a stinging or burning sensation where Eumovate is applied. Most side effects are very rare including skin thinning and skin infections. If you notice any changes to your skin or your eczema gets worse when using Eumovate, stop using it and speak to your doctor.
With topical steroids, the likelihood of side effects are higher if they are used continuously for a long time. For this reason, they are not recommended for long term use. Applying topical steroids to a large area of skin also increases the risk of developing side effects.
More information on side effects can be found in the 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.
Eumovate and other conditions
Eumovate is not suitable for people with an allergy to clobetasone or any of the ingredients. This includes ingredients like cetostearyl alcohol, beeswax substitute (6621), and chlorocresol.
You should not use Eumovate if you currently have a skin infection (unless you have been prescribed an anti-infection medicine with it). People with acne and rosacea should not apply it to these skin conditions because it can make these conditions worse.
Interactions with other medicines
Eumovate is applied to the skin and this means it is unlikely to cause problems with other medicines. It is still important to tell your doctor if you take any other medicines.
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