Eumovate cream is a potent steroid-based cream that is commonly prescribed for the treatment of various skin conditions, most notably eczema and psoriasis. As a topical medication, Eumovate is administered to the affected area of skin twice per day over the course of a period determined by your prescriber, but which is usually no longer than four weeks. With clobetasone butyrate as an active ingredient, Eumovate will efficiently reduce inflammation and contribute to the decrease of psoriasis symptoms.
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Do I need to use Eumovate?
Eumovate is prescribed for the treatment of those cases of psoriasis that cannot be brought under control through the use of lifestyle changes that are usually recommended by the doctors as the primary method of dealing with psoriasis. In some cases, avoiding irritants (especially the cosmetic products that can cause skin irritation) will be enough to bring the condition under control.
However, if the lifestyle changes fail to produce the desired results, then prescription medication such as Eumovate might be necessary in order to manage the condition. However, as steroid-based medications are strictly controlled in the UK and available only with a valid medical prescription issued by a certified medical professional, the final word on the need to use Eumovate will be your doctor’s.
How does Eumovate help with psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition marked by irritation, redness and itchiness which eventually transform into flaking and appearance of scaly skin in the affected area. As such, psoriasis cannot be truly cured, just managed. Prescription medications such as Eumovate are highly adept at accomplishing this. Thanks to colbetasone butyrate, the active ingredient of Eumovate, this psoriasis treatment will prevent the chain of biochemical reactions and processes that result in the characteristic psoriasis symptoms.
At the root of psoriasis is the autoimmune response that occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly identifies skin cells as a threat akin to an infection and begins attacking the healthy tissue, causing irritation. In time, the generation of new skin cells will be quicker than the shedding of the old skin cells, resulting in characteristic flaking and appearance of scale-like tissue.
Eumovate will interfere with these processes by preventing the release of inflammatory chemicals by the immune system and inhibiting the widening of blood vessels. As a consequence, Eumovate will efficiently soothe irritation and itchiness while at the same time provide relief from other symptoms of psoriasis.
Can I buy Eumovate online in the UK?
All medications that contain corticosteroids are available only with a prescription in the United Kingdom and the same is true for Eumovate. This means that prior to obtain the medication, you will be required to consult with a doctor and ensure you are suitable for your preferred treatment. Luckily, today you can do so fairly easily, without leaving the comfort of your home.
So, if you are looking to buy Eumovate online in the UK, we have some good news for you!
All you need to do is to contact the online clinic and fill in a specialised medical questionnaire that the doctor employed there will need in order to assess your suitability for using Eumovate. If everything checks out, the prescription will be issued and used that same moment to have Eumovate delivered from the partner UK pharmacy to the address you provided during the sign up process. Alternatively, you might be recommended to obtain a different medication that might be more suitable for you. If you are not a fan of using creams, the doctor might prescribe you Haelan tape instead.
How to use Eumovate?
As was mentioned, corticosteroid medications are strictly controlled in the UK, and the same is true for Eumovate. This is not without good reason. And if you are required to use this type of medication, you will be required to do so exactly as instructed by your prescriber and in line with the official guidelines that you can find in the official patient information leaflet that is issued within every pack of Eumovate. Doing so will increase the chances of success while at the same time minimising the risk of experiencing side effects.
- Always use exactly as instructed
- Typical dose includes two daily applications
- Wash your hands before and after use
- A thin layer of Eumovate should be rubbed in gently to the affected area
- Consult the leaflet on exact information about dosing the cream for different body parts
- If there is no improvement after four weeks of Eumovate use, you should contact your doctor and ask for advice
- Never exceed the prescribed dose
- If you miss a dose, simply apply it when you do remember and continue with the treatment as usual
Please keep in mind that this is just a summary of the guidelines used for illustrative purposes. As such, it cannot be used as a substitute for the doctor’s advice nor the official guidelines provided in the Euumovate patient information leaflet.
What are Eumovate side effects?
As is the case with all prescription medications, Eumovate can also cause certain side effects in people who are especially susceptible to them. Learning about side effects prior to commencing treatment is highly advisable as it will allow you to differentiate between those side effects which might be uncomfortable, but not really dangerous and those which, on the other hand, will require you to halt treatment and seek immediate medical attention.
The latter include all signs and symptoms indicative of an allergic reaction:
- Worsening of the skin condition
- Pustular psoriasis
Other documented side effects include:
- Risk of secondary skin infections
- Inflammation of hair follicles
- Thinning of the skin
- Red marks
- Skin discolouration
- Burning, stinging, itching or tingling sensation
- Excessive hair growth
- Softening of the skin
- Stretch marks
Please note that these Eumovate side effects are not the only one documented. For a more comprehensive overview, please consult the official patient information leaflet that you can find within your pack of Eumovate.
It is also important to mention that the risk of side effects increases exponentially with prolonged use of the medication.