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Eumovate Cream

Eumovate, containing Clobetasone Butyrate, is a prescription-only treatment for skin inflammation in eczema, psoriasis, and other forms of dermatitis. It belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroid or steroid and is safe for use by people over 12 years.
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Eumovate Cream

Eumovate, containing Clobetasone Butyrate, is a prescription-only treatment for skin inflammation in eczema, psoriasis, and other forms of dermatitis. It belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroid or steroid and is safe for use by people over 12 years.


Eumovate Cream is a corticosteroid developed to treat dermatitis, eczema & psoriasis, and other chronic skin conditions. The Eumovate Cream relieves itching, inflammation, soreness, and swelling of the skin that occurs due to eczema or psoriasis. Steroids in the form of creams and ointments are often prescribed to treat skin conditions. Even though Eumovate falls under the category of 'moderate' medication, it is more potent and more effective as compared to several other over-the-counter topical medicines for skin conditions. It is recommended not to use Eumovate Cream for more than four weeks after a flare-up. Therefore, Eumovate is a prescription-only medication.

Eumovate Cream is widely used to treat chronic skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, etc. Chronic skin problems can be painful, uncomfortable, and challenging to heal. In conditions such as eczema, people often experience an unending itch-scratch cycle that does not allow the skin to heal. Eumovate Cream uses include healing of the skin by suppressing inflammation and itchiness. It controls small or large patches of dry, red, itchy, flaky, or inflamed skin seen during flare-ups of these conditions.

The Eumovate Cream is a topical corticosteroid medication that effectively controls flare-ups of chronic skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, etc. Eumovate Cream contains the active ingredient clobetasone butyrate that is a moderate strength topical corticosteroid.

An allergic reaction can prompt your skin cells to release various substances that make the blood vessels widen and result in redness, itchiness, or swelling of the skin. The medicine works by getting inside the skin cells and stopping the release of chemicals that trigger such inflammation of the skin. By reducing inflammation and irritation, the Eumovate Steroid Cream allows the skin to heal by preventing scratching.

Eumovate Cream consists of the active ingredient Clobetasone Butyrate. This ingredient is a corticosteroid that works on the skin cells to prevent the release of inflammatory substances. Eumovate has various researched and documented benefits such as:

  • Reduces flare-ups of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis etc.
  • Reduces inflammation of the skin, irritation, swelling, and redness that occurs as a result of chronic skin conditions.
  • Provides long-lasting relief from skin irritation and redness.
  • It helps manage symptoms for those who suffer from chronic skin diseases.
  • Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis can be painful and uncomfortable if allowed to aggravate. Eumovate Cream effectively reins in the symptoms to offer relief in such conditions and allows you to go about your daily activities without any discomfort.

Eumovate Cream is a moderate level topical steroid that is available only on prescription. Our doctors at MedsNow can advise the requisite amount of medication depending upon the severity of your skin condition. It is not advisable to take a different dose without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

Usually, the recommended dose of Eumovate Cream is two applications in a day for seven days. Take a fingertip unit of the medicine and apply thinly over the affected area of the skin. This dosage is suitable for adults and children above the age of 12 years. Your doctor may recommend more or fewer applications depending upon your skin condition. It is not advisable to use Eumovate Cream daily for more than four weeks.

Eumovate is a prescription-only medicine that should be used as advised by your doctor. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about the correct method of using Eumovate Cream before using it. You could also consult the MedsNow doctors online if you have any questions about your medication usage. Here is the proper method for using Eumovate Cream:

  • Wash the affected area of the skin with soap and rinse well.
  • Pat the skin dry with a soft towel and ensure that no excess moisture remains on the skin before applying the cream.
  • Take a fingertip unit and apply thinly over the affected area, then gently massage the Eumovate Cream on the skin until it is completely absorbed on the skin.
  • Wash your hands with soap after you are done applying the cream.
  • Always replace the cap on the tube after using.
  • If you have to apply other topical medications on the same area of the skin, leave about half an hour of a gap between both medications.
  • Use Eumovate Cream only in the prescribed amount and apply as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.

The Eumovate Cream generally doesn't cause any side effects. It is a medication that is generally well-tolerated by patients of all ages. The cream is safe and effective for everyone. Usually, excessive application of the Eumovate Cream, applying on delicate areas of the skin such as the face, or sensitive areas like armpits may result in side effects. Applying the cream on raw or broken skin may also result in undesirable side effects.

If you experience any of the side effects, stop using the cream immediately and consult your doctor. Here are some of the commonly observed Eumovate Cream side effects:

  • Burning sensation on the skin
  • Increased itching
  • Increased inflammation or redness of the skin
  • Skin thinning
  • Stretch marks
  • Hair growth

Generally, Eumovate Cream is safe to use for all adults and children to treat chronic skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, etc. However, in some cases, Eumovate may not be suitable, such as:

  • For those who are allergic to Clobetasone Butyrate or any other ingredient of Eumovate Cream.
  • Those with itchy skin but no inflammation or skin disease.
  • For those who have an untreated skin infection.
  • For the treatment of rosacea or acne.
  • To treat viral skin infections such as chickenpox, shingles, herpes simplex or cold sores.
  • For bacterial infections such as impetigo
  • For fungal skin infections such as thrush, ringworm, athlete's foot
  • Inflammatory rash around the mouth
  • For pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • For children below 12 years of age
  • For skin problems on the face (unless advised by a doctor), on private parts, or between the toes.

Medicines taken at the same time may interact with each other and reduce the effectiveness of one or both of the medications taken. Therefore, always discuss your other medications, over-the-counter medicines or ongoing treatments with your doctor before taking Eumovate Cream. Do this especially if you are

  • You are using other topical corticosteroids on your skin.
  • You are using other topical medicines on your skin.
  • Using Ritonavir (for HIV infection)
  • Using Itraconazole (for fungal infections)
  • Using herbal remedies

Store all your medicines carefully and as per the instructions given on the pack. You can also discuss the storage of the prescribed medication during your online consultation with our doctors at MedsNow. Here's how you should store Eumovate Cream:

  • Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children
  • Do not use the medicine if the expiry date on the pack is passed.
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius temperature.
  • Talk to the pharmacists at MedsNow to understand the best way to dispose of expired medicines.

Eumovate Cream can be bought over-the-counter from Medsnow, an online pharmacy in the UK. Before you buy the medicine, book an online consultation with our doctors at MedsNow to ensure that Eumovate is the best remedy for your skin conditions.

Can I Use Eumovate While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

It is not advisable to use Eumovate when pregnant or breastfeeding unless expressly advised by a doctor. Even when a doctor advises you to use Eumovate when pregnant, please do not use it on large areas of the skin, underneath airtight dressings, or for a prolonged time.
If using Eumovate when breastfeeding, do not apply the cream on your breasts shortly before feeding the baby.

Can I Get Eumovate Without a Prescription?

Yes. You do not need a prescription to buy Eumovate Cream. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor to ensure that Eumovate is the correct medication for your skin condition. You can book a convenient online consultation with our doctors at MedsNow before you purchase the medication.

Is Eumovate a Strong Steroid?

Eumovate contains the active ingredient Clobetasone Butyrate that is a moderately potent steroid. Eumovate may be stronger than other over-the-counter topical steroids, but it is not categorized as a strong steroid.

How Quickly Does Eumovate Work?

Eumovate Cream offers relief from symptoms of chronic skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis almost immediately as you begin using it. However, depending on the severity of your condition, it can take up to five days of using Eumovate to see a visible improvement in your symptoms.

Does Eumovate Stop Itching?

Eumovate is a potent cream developed to control the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other chronic skin conditions. These symptoms include itchy skin and redness. If you have itching due to any other reason, such as an allergy or a heat rash, Eumovate may not be the proper medication for you. Talk to our doctors at MedsNow to find out what medicine is most suitable for your skin condition.

Where Should I Apply Eumovate Cream?

Apply the Eumovate Cream thinly and evenly to the affected area of your skin. It is not advisable to use this cream on private parts, the face, near the mouth, and the eyelids. Do not allow the cream to come in contact with the eyes. Eumovate Cream should also not be used to treat acne or other inflammatory disorders, such as rosacea or insect bites. Talk to our doctors on MedsNow to know if Eumovate is the best medication for you.

How Frequently Should I Apply Eumovate?

Apply the Eumovate Cream as prescribed. Usually, doctors advise one or two applications of the cream per day. Please do not exceed the prescription, as it may make you more susceptible to side effects without extra benefits.

Does Eumovate Cream Lighten Skin?

Eumovate generally does not cause any changes to skin colour. However, it may cause the skin to become lighter or darker upon long-term use in rare cases. It is also possible that you may notice a change in your skin colour due to severe and persistent eczema. It happens due to a change in pigmentation as a response to skin inflammation, and it reverts to normal in a few months.

Will Eumovate Cause Unwanted Hair Growth?

Unwanted hair growth is a rare side effect of the Eumovate Cream. It is usually confined to the site of application.

Will there be Long-Term Effects on my Eczema?

Topical corticosteroids are unlikely to have long-term effects on your skin condition. If you find your eczema worsening or getting prolonged due to the use of Eumovate Cream, it may be a side effect. Discuss this in detail with our doctors on MedsNow. Book an online consultation now.

Can Eumovate Cream be used on Broken Skin?

No. It is not advisable to use Eumovate on damaged or injured areas of the skin. You should also avoid using Eumovate on private parts, on the face, near the lips, and on the eyelids. It is also not advisable to use Eumovate Cream on the same patch of skin more than once.

Does Eumovate Work for Psoriasis or Heat Rash?

Eumovate is sometimes prescribed for Psoriasis. However, before using it to treat Psoriasis, it is best to consult a doctor to know the most suitable medicine for your condition. Eumovate is also known to cause a rash as a side effect, and therefore, it may not be the best choice for treating a heat rash.

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