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 corticosteroid for the likes of eczema, dermatitis, insect bites and psoriasis. It contains the active ingredient clobetasone butyrate, which works to reduce swelling, itching and redness.
It comes available as either a cream or ointment, which possess different properties, meaning Eumovate can treat a range of skin types and skin problems.
This medicine does not require a prescription and can be used by adults and children over the age of 12.
What is Eumovate Cream & Ointment used to treat?
Eumovate can be used to treat the redness, itching and inflammation that comes with a number of different skin conditions, including eczema and dermatitis.
Clobetasone butyrate is milder than most other corticosteroid medicines, so this treatment can be used by children as young as 12 years old.
This medication can treat the following skin issues:
- Insect bites
- Heat rash
Eumovate is also easy to apply and, when applied twice a day, improvements in your condition should be noticeable after just one week.
What is the difference between Eumovate ointment and cream?
Eumovate cream and ointment both contain the same active ingredient, clobetasone butyrate. While both the cream and ointment will work in the same way, the other ingredients differ, and one may be more suited to certain skin types.
Eumovate ointment is greasier than the cream version of this medicine, making it very beneficial for use on skin that is very dry or scaly. It will help to penetrate dry skin better than the cream will.
However, if you are suffering from moist or weeping skin, the cream will be a better option for you as it is less greasy.
How does Eumovate work?
Eumovate contains the corticosteroid clobetasone butyrate as its active ingredient, which is a strong anti-inflammatory medicine which helps with swelling, itching and irritation of the skin.
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.
Eumovate stops this from happening by stopping the cells from releasing large quantities of these substances.
How to use Eumovate
- Wash your hands before you apply Eumovate.
- Apply a thin layer of the cream/ointment to the affected areas of skin. Gently rub it into the skin until the product has been absorbed.
- Unless you are using the product on your hands, wash them again after applying Eumovate.
Your doctor will normally instruct you to apply Eumovate once or twice a day. This dosage may be reduced as your condition improves.
Do not use this treatment every day for longer than four consecutive weeks. Talk to your doctor if your condition gets worse or has not improved after using Eumovate for one week.
If the affected area is covered by an airtight dressing, the skin should be cleaned before you use Eumovate. Apply a new dressing after application.
If you are using any other topical treatments, wait for at least 30 minutes after using Eumovate before applying them.
How much should I use?
The dose for applying Eumovate is measured by how many fingertips of cream/ointment you will need to apply. The average dose for adults can be seen below:
Area of body
Face and neck
Chest / stomach
One arm, not including hand
Both sides of one hand
One leg, not including the foot
See the patient information leaflet for the dosage details for children, which varies depending on age.
Always read the patient information leaflet for comprehensive instructions. Follow your doctor’s instructions and ask them for guidance if you are not sure how to use Eumovate.
Who can use Eumovate?
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:
- 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 to
- 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)
Before using this medicine, thoroughly read the patient information leaflet located inside the box of medicine.
Can you buy Eumovate over the counter?
Yes, you can buy Eumovate over the counter. However, if you purchase this medicine without a prescription, you should not use it for longer than one week without speaking to your doctor.
Can you buy Eumovate online in the UK?
You can buy Eumovate cream and ointment online from Medicine Direct. All you need to do is fill out our confidential questionnaire for a prescriber to review; this is to ensure that the medicine is suitable for your condition.
Next day delivery is available on any order placed with our pharmacy by 2pm.
You should not order Eumovate or any other medication online from anywhere other than regulated pharmacies, like Medicine Direct. We are regulated by all the necessary organisations to ensure that we provide only safe, approved and genuine medication.
Corticosteroid treatments like Eumovate are among the most commonly prescribed medicines for inflammatory skin problems like eczema. At Medicine Direct, we stock a number of corticosteroids.
Aside from Eumovate, generic Clobetasone ointment can also be bought from our online pharmacy. Clobetasone is also available over the counter and will work in the same way as the branded Eumovate.
We also have a variety of prescription-strength corticosteroids, which will provide effective relief from symptoms like itching, inflammation and redness. Prescription-only corticosteroids available from Medicine Direct can only be ordered when you have completed an online consultation. The likes of Fucibet and Betamethasone Valerate cream are available from our online pharmacy.
How do I use Eumovate?
Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Eumovate cream & ointment.
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.
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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.
The main active ingredient within this medicine is: Clobetasone butyrate
For a full list of the inactive ingredients, please read the Summary of Product Characteristics
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