Eumovate Cream & Ointment 30g

  • Available as a cream or ointment
  • Treats Eczema, Dermatitis and Psoriasis
  • Reduces inflammation, itching and discomfort
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What is Eumovate Cream & Ointment

Eumovate is a topical treatment available as a cream or ointment for the likes of eczema, dermatitis, insect bites and psoriasis. It contains the active ingredient clobetasone butyrate 0.05, which works to reduce swelling, itching and redness.

You can buy Eumovate ointment or cream from Medicine Direct following a short and private consultation with an online doctor. They will assess your symptoms and issue you a prescription for Eumovate if they believe it will be the most effective medicine for you to use. From there, you can order your medication from our UK-based pharmacy. Place your order by 2pm and you will also benefit from next day delivery.

Eumovate benefits

Eumovate can be used to treat the redness, itching and inflammation that comes with a range of skin conditions, including eczema, insect bites, psoriasis and dermatitis.

It contains the corticosteroid clobetasone butyrate as its active ingredient, which is a strong anti-inflammatory medicine.

Skin inflammation is caused by your body releasing inflammatory chemicals as a response to irritation or an allergy trigger. The chemicals your body releases make the blood vessels widen; this causes swelling, itching and discomfort.

A medicine containing a corticosteroid, like Eumovate cream, stops this from happening by stopping the cells from releasing large quantities of these substances.

Eumovate is also easy to apply and, when applied twice a day, improvements in your condition should be noticeable after just one week.

This cream can be used by adults and children over the age of 12.

Eumovate vs Betnovate

Betnovate RD 0.025% is also a corticosteroid cream, and it is of a similar strength to Eumovate. It is also often prescribed to treat mild skin problems, such as irritation or swelling.

Betnovate contains the active ingredient betamethasone.

Betnovate 0.1% is stronger and is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. This strength of Betnovate should only be used if milder treatments have been tried and have not improved the skin condition.

Is Eumovate suitable for me?

This medication is not suitable for everyone.

Do not use Eumovate if you are allergic to clobetasone butyrate or any of the other ingredients contained in this medicine (please refer to the Ingredients tab for full details).

Do not use this product to treat any of the following skin conditions as it could make them worse:

  • Acne
  • Severe flushing of the skin on and around the nose
  • Skin that is itchy but not inflamed
  • Infected skin (unless you are also taking an anti-infective medicine)

Please speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you use Eumovate if any of the below apply to you:

  • You are applying the cream to broken skin or within skin folds
  • You have had an allergic reaction to another steroid treatment in the past
  • You are using the product for a chronic leg ulcer. This may increase the risk of infection or local allergic reaction
  • Your doctor has advised you to apply the treatment under an occlusive dressing. To prevent infections, clean the skin before applying a new dressing
  • An infection occurs while you are using the medicine
  • You are applying it to thin skin, such as on the face. Do not use dressings or bandages on areas of the face the cream is applied.
  • You are applying the cream to your face for a long period of time (this may cause the skin to thin)
  • You have psoriasis (your doctor will need to see you regularly)
  • You are applying it to the eyes or eyelids (cataracts or glaucoma can occur if the cream enters the eyes repeatedly)

Age Restriction

Eumovate must not be used by children under 12 years old unless a doctor has prescribed it.

Treatment for children under the age of 12 should not normally continue for longer than 7 days.

Daily use of Eumovate on children can affect their growth.

How do I use Eumovate?

Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Eumovate cream & ointment.

Always use Eumovate exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Read the patient information leaflet and speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

Apply Eumovate cream to the affected area twice a day, unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise. As your skin condition starts to get better, you may only need to use it once a day.

Do not use Eumovate on children under the age of 12 unless a doctor has specifically prescribed this cream for them.

This cream is only for external use on your skin. Do not swallow it. Avoid contact with the eyes, nostrils and mouth. Do not apply Eumovate to your face unless your doctor has told you to.

  1. Wash your hands before you apply the cream.
  2. Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area(s) and gently rub into the skin until it has completely disappeared. Children will need a smaller dose of cream than an adult will.
  3. Wash your hands again once you have applied the cream to the affected area(s), unless you are applying the cream to your hands.

Speak to your doctor if your eczema/dermatitis or other skin problem has not gone away after using this product for 4 weeks.

What if I use too much?

If you over-apply this cream, or you or anyone else swallows it, you should seek medical attention immediately.

What if I forget to use it?

If you forget to apply Eumovate, just apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next application, just wait until then and continue to use it as normal.

What if I stop using it?

If you use Eumovate regularly and suddenly stop before your doctor tells you to, your condition may get worse.


Store out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 25C and do not use after the expiry date.

Which conditions are Eumovate used for?

Eumovate is primarily prescribed as a treatment for eczema. However, aside from eczema, it is also able to treat the likes of seborrheic dermatitis, prurigo nodularis, allergic reaction, intertrigo and photodermatitis.

How does this medicine work?

Eumovate is a corticosteroid medicine which works by blocking the cells from releasing large amounts of inflammatory chemicals. These chemicals are released by the body as a response to irritation or an allergy trigger. This makes the blood vessels widen, which causes the skin to swell.

When should I apply Eumovate?

This product is most effective when you apply it after having a bath or shower.

How much should I apply?

Topical creams such as Eumovate are often measured by applying a fingertip. This is how much you can squeeze onto the tip of your finger. You should apply a thin layer to the entire affected area of skin.

Where should I apply Eumovate cream?

Apply a thin layer to the whole of the affected area. Avoid contact with the eyes and mouth.

How frequently should I apply Eumovate?

Normally, you will be told to use it once or twice a day. Do not exceed the dose your doctor states.

Should I use the cream or ointment?

Ointment is better suited to skin that is dry and/or scaly. Both products contain the same ingredients, although the ointment is greasier.

Does Eumovate contain a strong steroid?

Clobetasone butyrate is a moderately potent corticosteroid that is used for more severe cases of the likes of eczema and dermatitis.

Is this cream suitable for my skin condition?

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this product or if your skin is infected. Speak to your doctor before using this product if you are not sure if it is suitable for you. Aside from clobetasone butyrate, the other ingredients in this medicine are: glycerol, glycerol monostearate, cetostearyl alcohol, beeswax substitute 6621, Arlacel 165, dimeticone 20, chlorocresol, sodium citrate, citric acid monohydrate and purified water

Does Eumovate begin working immediately?

Yes, your symptoms should have noticeably improved within five days of starting treatment.

Which company produces Eumovate?

Eumovate is made by GlaxoSmithKline.

Does Eumovate cream lighten skin?

In rare cases, skin colour can change while using this product. This effect should be reversed after treatment ends.

Will Eumovate cause unwanted hair growth?

This has been reported as a side effect in some people. However, excessive hair growth will only occur at the application site.

Will there be long-term effects on my eczema?

No, corticosteroids do not make eczema worse. If your eczema gets worse, this is probably because of an allergic reaction to the medication.

Can I just use more moisturiser instead?

Moisturisers will help to keep the skin hydrated, and they can help to treat very mild eczema. However, in more severe cases of eczema, a medical product is likely to be required.

Can Eumovate cream be used on babies or while breastfeeding?

This medicine should not be used on children under 12 unless specifically prescribed by a doctor. Do not use this product while breastfeeding without speaking to your doctor first.

Eumovate vs. Betnovate, Dermovate & Temovate: which is stronger?

Eumovate is a topical corticosteroid that is mostly used for skin inflammation, such as eczema. Betnovate contains betamethasone and is also a topical treatment that is prescribed for similar conditions. Dermovate contains clobetasol, which is a steroid to reduce inflammation. This should only be used in short doses as it is very strong. Temovate is a brand name and is another form of clobetasol; people should not use more than 50g of Temovate each week.

Can Eumovate cream be used on broken skin?

Do not apply this product to broken or infected skin.

Does Eumovate work for psoriasis or heat rash?

Eumovate can be prescribed for psoriasis, but do not use it for this condition unless your doctor has advised it. It is not recommended as a treatment for heat rash.

Is Eumovate available over the counter?

Yes, this medicine is available over the counter, but only in 15g packs. For larger amounts such as the 30g Cream or Ointment, you will need a prescription from your doctor.

Eumovate reviews

Patients and professionals alike generally review this product positively.

Eumovate Cream/Ointment Side effects

Like all medicines, Eumovate cream can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.

Rare side effects may occur in 1 out of 1,000 people who use it. Stop using this treatment and contact your doctor if you have any of the following:

  • An allergic reaction at the site of application
  • Burning, irritation or itching where the cream is applied
  • Weight gain, rounding of the face
  • Delayed weight gain or slowed growth in children
  • Increased hair growth or changes in skin colour
  • An increased risk of skin infections
  • Skin thinning or skin being more easily damaged
  • High blood pressure
  • Bones becoming thin or breaking more easily
  • Rash, itchy, bumpy or red skin
  • Cataract or glaucoma
  • Increase in blood sugar levels or sugar in urine

This list is not exhaustive. Please refer to the Side Effects tab for more information.

Severe Side Effects

Stop using Eumovate and speak to your doctor straight away if you get any of the following:

  • Your skin problem gets worse, you get a generalised skin rash or your skin swells
  • You have psoriasis and notice raised bumps with pus under the skin

Severe allergic reaction

In rare cases, you may suffer a severe allergic reaction to Eumovate and require immediate treatment in hospital.

Call 999 or go to A&E straight away if:

  • You are wheezing
  • You get a skin rash that may have red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
  • You have swelling in your face, mouth, lips, tongue or throat
  • You have tightness in your chest or throat
  • You are finding it difficult to breathe or speak

Always read the patient information leaflet for comprehensive details on side effects. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns.

Eumovate Warnings and drug interactions

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are using any other form of medicine before using Eumovate Cream.

If you or anyone else accidentally swallows a significant amount of the cream, rinse the mouth thoroughly and seek immediate medical attention.

Do not use Eumovate on large areas of your body for a long time (for example, every day for weeks or months at a time), unless a doctor has specifically instructed you to do so.

Read the patient information leaflet for comprehensive details on warnings. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Eumovate and pregnancy

Speak to your doctor before using Eumovate if you are currently pregnant, think you might be pregnant, are trying to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding. We recommend using BUMPS for additional information.

Eumovate Ingredients

The active ingredient in Eumovate cream/Ointment is Clobetasone Butyrate (0.05% w/w).

The other ingredients are: Glycerol, Glycerol Monostearate, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Beeswax substitute 6621, Arlacel 165, Dimeticone 20, Chlorocresol, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid and Purified Water.

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Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 09/06/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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