Dermovate Cream 25g

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Description

Dermovate Cream is a strong and rapidly effective treatment for inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

What Dermovate Cream is and What it is Used For

Dermovate contains a medicine called clobetasol propionate. It belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It helps to reduce swelling and irritation. Dermovate is used to help reduce the redness and itchiness of certain skin problems.

These skin problems include:

  • Frequently relapsing eczema psoriasis (thickened patches of inflamed, red skin, often covered by silvery scales), excluding widespread plaque psoriasis.
  • Lichen planus, a skin disease that causes itchy, reddish-purple, flat-topped bumps on the wrists, forearms or lower legs).
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus (a disease of the skin most often affecting the face, ears and scalp causing scarring and increased sensitivity of the affected skin to sunlight).
  • Dermatitis and other skin conditions that have not responded to milder steroid creams or intents.

Warning and precautions

Take more precautionary steps if:

  • You have previously had an allergic reaction with another steroid.
  • You are applying the cream under an airtight dressing, including a child’s nappy. These dressings make it easier for the active ingredient to pass through the skin. It is possible to accidentally end up using too much cream.
  • Make sure that the skin is cleansed before a fresh dressing is applied to prevent infections.
  • You are applying the cream on broken or damaged skin or within skin folds.
  • If you are applying to a large surface area.
  • You have psoriasis, your doctor will want to see you more often.
  • If you are using for a chronic leg ulcer as you may be at increased risk of local allergic reaction or infection.
  • You are applying near eyes or on eyelids, as cataracts or glaucoma may result if the cream repeatedly enters the eye.
  • You are applying to thin skin such as the face, as Dermovate may cause skin thinning. Use on the face should be limited to 5 days. Dressings or bandages should not be used on the face where the cream is applied.
  • Children

    • Do not use this medicine in children under 1 year of age.
    • Avoid continuous treatment for a long period of time in infants and children over 1 year of age, as their skin is thinner than adults and as a result may absorb larger amounts.
    • Use on children should be limited to 5 days and reviewed weekly.
    • Dressings or bandages should not be used on children where the cream is applied.
  • Other medicines and Dermovate

    • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicine, especially if you are taking ritonavir and itraconazole medications.
  • Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility

    • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding. think you may be pregnant or are planning to have baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
    • If you do use Dermovate when breast-feeding, do not use it on your breast area to ensure that the baby does not accidentally get Dermovate in their mouth.
  • Dermovate Cream contains propylene glycol, Cetostearyl alcohol and Chlorocres

    • Propylene glycol may cause skin irritation.
    • Cetostearyl alcohol may cause local skin reactions (eg. contact dermatitis).
    • Chlorocresol may cause allergic reactions.

How to Use Dermovate Cream

  • You usually apply a thin layer of Dermovate once or twice a day. This may be reduced as your skin begins to get better, or stopped when better.
  • If you are also using an emollient (moisturizer), allow time for Dermovate to be absorbed into your skin before applying the emollient.
  • This cream is for use on your skin only.
  • Do not use for more than 4 weeks without talking to your doctor. If you need treatment for a long time, your doctor may decide you need to use a milder cream or ointment.
  • If your skin problem worsens or does not improve within 2 to 4 weeks, talk to your doctor.
  • The germs that cause infections like the warm and moist conditions under dressings. If directed to cover the treated area with a dressing, always clean the skin before a fresh dressing is put on to help prevent infection of the skin beneath the dressing.
  • If you are applying the cream on someone else, make sure you wash your hands after use or wear disposable plastic gloves.

Guidance on how to apply Dermovate cream

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Apply a thin layer to the affected area(s) and gently rub into the skin until it has all disappeared. You can measure how much Dermovate to use with your fingertip.
  3. For children you will need to use less cream but still use an adult finger to measure out the fingertip unit.
  4. Unless you are meant to apply the cream to your hands as a part of the treatment, wash them again after using the cream.
  • For an adult

    • Face and neck

      2 1/2 fingertip units.

    • Back

      7 fingertip units.

    • Front

      7 fingertip units.

    • One arm (not including the hand)

      3 fingertip units.

    • Both sides of one hand

      1 fingertip unit.

    • One leg not including the foot)

      6 fingertip units.

    • One foot

      2 fingertip units.

Do not worry if you find you need a little more or less than this. It is only a rough guide

  • Child’s age 1-2 years

    • Face and neck

      1 1/2 fingertip units.

    • Arm and hand

      1 1/2 fingertip units.

    •  Leg and foot

      2 fingertips units.

    • Front

      2 fingertip units.

    • Back including butt

      3 fingertip units.

  • Child’s age 3-5 years

    • Face and neck

      1 1/2 fingertip units.

    • Arm and hand

      2 fingertips units.

    •  Leg and foot

      3 fingertips units.

    • Front

      3 fingertips units.

    • Back including butt

      3 1/2 fingertip units.

  • Child’s age 5-10 years

    • Face and neck

      2 fingertip units.

    • Arm and hand

      2 1/2 fingertip units.

    •  Leg and foot

      4 1/2 fingertip units.

    • Front

      3 1/2 fingertip units.

    • Back including butt

      5 fingertip units.

  • Use in children

    • Do not use this medicine on children under 1 year of age.
      It is especially important in children not to exceed the prescribed amount.
    • A course of treatment for a child over the age of 1 year should not normally last more than 5 days unless your doctor has told you to use for longer. Your doctor may want to see the child every week, whilst using the cream
    • Dressings or bandages should not be used on children where the cream is applied.
  • If you have psoriasis

    • If you have thick patches of psoriasis on your elbows or knees, your doctor may suggest applying the cream under an airtight dressing.
    • It will only be at night to help the cream to start working. After a short period of time you will then apply the cream as normal.
  • If you apply Dermovate Cream to your face

    • Limit the use to only 5 days as the skin on your face thins easily.
    • Also, dressings or bandages should not be used on the face where the cream is applied.
    • Do not let the cream get into your eyes. If it does, wash it out with plenty of water.
  • If you use more Dermovate than you should

    • In case you apply too much or if accidentally swallowed, it could make you ill. Talk to your doctor or go to hospital as soon as possible
  • If you forget to use Dermovate

    • In case you forget to apply your cream, apply it as soon as you remember.
    • If it is close to the next application time, wait until this time.
    • Do not apply extra Dermovate to make up for a missed dose.
  • If you stop using Dermovate

    • If you use Dermovate regularly make sure you talk to your doctor before you stop using it as your condition may get worse if stopped suddenly.

Additional information

Weight 0.035 kg