Eumovate cream contains the steroid clobetasone, which works by reducing the symptoms of inflammation on the skin.
How does Eumovate work on eczema?
Eumovate contains a type of steroid medicine that acts on your body’s cells to stop any inflammatory substances from being released. This helps to reduce the symptoms of itching, swelling and redness on your skin.
Your body releases inflammatory substances when exposed to something you are allergic to, or something that irritates your skin. The inflammatory substances travel to the blood vessels close to your skin and cause the affected area to be itchy, red, swollen, or painful.
How long does Eumovate cream take to work?
Your symptoms should start improving after a few days of using Eumovate cream. With some long term skin conditions (psoriasis or eczema), you may have to use Eumovate for longer periods of time under a doctor’s supervision.
If there is no change to your symptoms after using Eumovate for 7 days, or if your symptoms become worse, speak to your doctor.
How long does Eumovate cream last?
The length of time you need to use Eumovate for, and how much of it you need to use each time, will clarify how long your Eumovate cream will last.
Eumovate is usually applied on the affected area twice daily, leaving at least 8 to 12 hours between applications. An adult size fingertip is used to measure each application of Eumovate cream. For large areas like your back, you may need to use up to 7 fingertip units for each application.
You should not use your Eumovate cream past the expiry date on the packaging. You can take the remaining cream to your local pharmacy to help you dispose of it.
How strong is Eumovate cream?
Eumovate cream contains 0.05% clobetasone butyrate which means about 5mg of clobetasone butyrate steroid is in every 10g of Eumovate cream.
Clobetasone butyrate, the active ingredient in Eumovate cream, is classed as a moderately potent topical steroid. It is stronger than mild topical steroid creams like 1% hydrocortisone cream, but there are other more potent topical steroid creams, like 0.5% clobetasol cream.