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Eumovate 0.05% Cream/Ointment

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Eumovate is a corticosteroid preparation used to treat moderate eczema as it helps to relieve and treat swelling, itching and irritation of the skin. It is available as a cream & ointment in pack sizes of 30g and 100g. 

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    Eumovate 0.05% is available as a cream and ointment. It contains the active ingredient clobetasone butyrate which is a corticosteroid that helps to treat swelling, itching and irritation of the skin. Eumovate cream and Eumovate ointment are used to treat moderate eczema, including contact dermatitis. It can also be used to treat other skin conditions such as psoriasis, prickly heat rash, insect bites and stings and nappy rash.

    HOW TO USE

    You should always follow the instructions provided. You can find the patient information leaflet for Eumovate Cream and Eumovate Ointment online or in the pack. 

    It is normally used once or twice a day for at least a week and you should try to leave a gap of around 8-12 hours if it is being applied twice a day.

    You may find the amount of cream or ointment you should use is measured in fingertip units, which is the amount of cream or ointment you can squeeze onto your fingertip – which is the top of your finger, down to the first bend in your finger. As a general rule of thumb, a fingertip unit of Eumovate cream should be enough to treat an area of skin that is double the size of the palm of your hand.

    When applying Eumovate cream or Eumovate ointment you should:

    • Spread the cream or ointment, thinly over the area of irritated skin
    • Make sure it is carefully smoothed into the skin, in the direction that your hair grows
    • Not be apply it to broken skin or cuts
    • Apply it to all of the irritated skin and not just the worst areas
    • Wash your hands afterwards, unless you are treating your hands

    It is usually recommended to use emollients when treating eczema, however you should not apply steroid creams or ointments at the same time. It is usually best to wait at least 15-30 minutes between applying Eumovate and a moisturiser. 

    HOW TO STORE

    • Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
    • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the tube or carton after (Exp) – the expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
    • Do not store above 25°C.

    You should not use Eumovate if you have any allergies to clobetasone or any of its ingredients. 

    As Eumovate 0.05% cream and ointment can make skin infections worse e.g. acne or rosacea. It should not be used without assessment if you have a skin infection, broken skin or cut or itchy skin that is not inflamed or red. 

    As with all medications, Eumovate (clobetasone butyrate) can cause certain side effects, although not everyone would experience this. Some people may experience a burning or stinging sensation for a few minutes after applying the cream or ointment. This normally stops after you have used it for a few days. 

    For more information on eczema, please visit our eczema condition page. You can find more information on Eumovate in the patient information leaflet provided with the medication. An example of a patient information for Eumovate 0.05% Cream can be found here

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Oct 07, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Oct 20, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

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