Eumovate

Eumovate cream or ointment (clobetasone butyrate 0.05%) to treat moderate eczema. Available to buy online from Dr Fox.

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How to order Eumovate online for UK delivery:

  1. Read medical information about eczema treatment
  2. Answer medical questions to check for eligibility
  3. Reviewed by doctors - posted from UK pharmacy (tracked 24hr service)

Prices

Eczema treatment Quantity Cost
Eumovate cream 1 x 30gm tube £8.90
Eumovate cream 1 x 100gm tube £16.60
Eumovate ointment 1 x 30gm tube £8.90
Eumovate ointment 1 x 100gm tube £16.60

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Prescription issued online - small prescription fee per order.

Compare prices: Dr Fox prices are 25%-50% lower cost than other online clinics.

Prescription fees

Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.

Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.

Order value Prescription fee
up to £10 £1.00
up to £20 £2.00
up to £40 £3.00
over £40 £4.00

If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.

Comparative costs of Eumovate from UK online clinics (14 July 2021) - qualifying notes
*Dr Fox adds a small prescription fee not included in table above.
  1. The prices shown are listed by the online clinics named after a customer first enters consultation information and is offered prescriptions. It is possible these clinics may have special offers or lower prices for repeat supplies.
  2. Prices may change and are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date stated. All products in stock and new condition.
  3. Dr Fox does NOT claim to provide a superior service to any of the online clinics listed. All the clinics listed, as far as we can tell, comply with all regulation and, as far as we can tell, operate to high ethical standards.
  4. Dr Fox adds a small prescription fee not included in the table (between £1 and £4 depending on value of the order).
  5. To amend the information in this table please contact us
  6. The prices listed in the table do not identify the cost of prescription medicine as online clinics charge a single fee to cover services which includes advice, consultations, prescriptions and dispensing and supply of treatments.
  7. Where services include free delivery this is using the slowest delivery option available. Dr Fox uses Royal Mail Tracked 24.
Treatment Dr Fox* UK Meds Pharmacy2U Simple Online Pharmacy
Eumovate cream/ointment x 30gm £8.90 £15.99 £10.00 £11.99
Eumovate cream/ointment x 100gm £16.60 £29.99 £20.00 £18.99

Delivery charges

UK delivery only: £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail Tracked 24 Signed For (1-3 working days with tracking).

Parcel forwarding services are not permitted. Use only UK home or work delivery address.

Returns and refunds - unwanted items can be returned within 14 working days for a full refund.

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About Eumovate

  • Eumovate is a prescription-only corticosteroid (a class of steroid) to treat moderate eczema.
  • Eumovate contains the active ingredient clobetasone butyrate 0.5% and is available as cream or ointment.
  • Use once or twice daily on affected areas of the body, arms, and legs only - maximum 4 weeks use. Not for use on the face.
  • Read the patient leaflet for a full list of side effects, cautions, and interactions with other drugs.

Eumovate cream and ointment

Eumovate is a moderate potency steroid for treating moderate eczema, on the body, arms, and legs. It is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and contains the active ingredient 0.05% clobetasone butyrate. Eumovate is available from Dr Fox as a cream or an ointment.

About eczema

In eczema there is inflammation and loss of natural skin oils which causes drying out of the skin. Dry skin is not an effective barrier at keeping toxins and irritants out of the body. This then leads to further inflammation and a cycle of drying, inflammation, and more drying. These dry inflamed skin patches are called eczema.

Treating eczema

Eczema is best treated with frequent use of moisturising emollients, and this will often settle the inflammation. In most cases though, there will be a time when this is not enough to completely control the sore inflamed skin. Adding a steroid cream or ointment like Eumovate will reduce the skin inflammation and enable the skin to recover.

Moisturising emollients (lotions, creams, and ointments) restore softening oils to the skin, and rehydrate it. Ointments have a stronger protective barrier effect, so Eumovate ointment is more effective than Eumovate cream. The ointment can feel greasier and look shiny on the skin and so may be better used at night.

How to use Eumovate

Moisturising emollients should be continued whilst using Eumovate and afterwards. This will reduce the number of flare ups of eczema and reduce the overall need to use Eumovate. Apply your usual emollient and wait at least 15 minutes before applying the Eumovate. Apply a thin amount of steroid being guided by the fingertip units for the area affected.

Eumovate should be applied once or twice a day, using it less frequently once skin begins to get better.

Use the Eumovate cream or ointment until the eczema has settled. This may only take a couple of days, or a bit longer, but do not use for more than 4 weeks at a time.

Do not use more steroid cream or ointment for longer than recommended as this increases the risk of side effects.

Once the eczema has settled, continue frequent moisturising emollient use.

Cautions and side effects

Eumovate is too strong to use on the face. It should only be used on eczema on the torso, arms, and legs.

Eumovate ointment contains paraffin which is flammable. The paraffin may be absorbed on clothing and bedding. They should be washed regularly to reduce fire risk. Keep away from naked flames.

Occasionally other ingredients in Eumovate can cause skin reactions. If eczema worsens when using Eumovate, then stop the treatment and consult your GP or skin specialist.

Overusing Eumovate on the skin could cause skin thinning and stretch marks. This is much more of a problem if using steroids as tablets or injections for conditions other than eczema. Eumovate should be used for the shortest time necessary to control the eczema and not for longer than 4 weeks at a time. If eczema is not settling consult your GP or skin specialist.

Steroid tablet use has been linked with development of cataracts and other problems in the eyes. This is extremely unlikely with Eumovate but if you develop any blurring of vision consult your GP.

Covering the skin after applying treatment, with bandages or gloves is not recommended as in theory it can lead to absorption into the body and more general side effects, including in extreme cases Cushing's syndrome.

Further information on side effects can be found in the manufacturer's patient leaflets.

When NOT to use Eumovate

Do not use Eumovate cream or ointment if:

  • Eczema is on the face.
  • You have not had a medical diagnosis of eczema.
  • There are signs of infected skin: pus, weeping, swollen, tender, throbbing, spreading redness.
  • You have active cold sores, herpes, shingles, or chickenpox.
  • On broken skin or near active leg ulcers.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Avoidance of all medicines is advised when pregnant or breastfeeding. However, it may be safe to use small amounts of Eumovate cream or ointment on skin during pregnancy, or when breastfeeding (but not on the breasts).

Discuss first with your GP. Dr Fox does not prescribe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

See also Best use of medicines in pregnancy - Corticosteroids.

Patient Information Leaflet

Illustration of patient leaflet from medicine packet

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine and must be read before taking the medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine.

Eumovate cream patient leaflet
Eumovate ointment patient leaflet

Dr Amanda Wood

Authored 14 July 2021 by Dr A. Wood
MB ChB Manchester University 1984. Former NHS GP in Bristol. GMC no. 2855422

Reviewed by Dr C. Pugh, Dr B. Babor, Dr A. Wood
Last reviewed 14 July 2021
Last updated 17 May 2024

References

Recent Eumovate reviews

Eumovate rated 4.64/5 in 11 product reviews

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Effective at controlling eczma. Occasional use prevents it from recurring.

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Quick response

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fast delivery ,and good packaging

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really really good, wish i had bought the Ointment tho as its more effective for my dry skin

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