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EUMOVATE ECZEMA & DERMATITIS 0.05% CREAM

Active substance(s): CLOBETASONE BUTYRATE / CLOBETASONE BUTYRATE

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Take special care with Eumovate
• Avoid applying the cream to the eyes.
• If symptoms persist after 7 days of treatment, see
your doctor.

Eczema & Dermatitis 0.05% Cream
Clobetasone Butyrate

Please read right through this leaflet before you start using this medicine.
This medicine is available without prescription, but you still need to use
Eumovate Eczema & Dermatitis 0.05% Cream carefully to get the best
results from it.
• Keep this leaflet you may need to read it again.
• If you have any questions, or if there is anything you do not understand,
ask your pharmacist.

In this leaflet:

1. What Eumovate does
2. Check before you use Eumovate
3. How to use Eumovate
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Eumovate
6. Further information
7. More about managing eczema and dermatitis

1. What Eumovate does

Eumovate is used for the short term treatment and
control of patches of red, itchy skin caused by
eczema and dermatitis. The cream works to stop the
skin’s over-reaction to the triggers that cause skin
flare-ups such as eczema or dermatitis. The active
ingredient is clobetasone butyrate which is a topical
corticosteroid to control inflammation of the skin.
The cream base also has moisturising properties.

2. Check before you use
Eumovate

Ask your doctor before you use
this medicine:
• if you have psoriasis, acne or seborrhoeic
dermatitis
• if you have already used the cream on the same
area twice before.

If you are taking other medicines

Do not use Eumovate
• if you have ever had an allergic reaction to
clobetasone butyrate or to any of the other
ingredients (listed in Section 6)
• on broken skin
• on skin infected with viruses
(e.g. herpes or chicken pox), fungus
(e.g. thrush, ringworm or athlete’s foot)
or bacteria (e.g. impetigo)
• on the face, groin, genitals or between the toes
• under a dressing (e.g. a plaster)
• if you are under 12 years unless your doctor tells
you to.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this
cream if you are taking any medicines; particularly
prescribed or over-the-counter topical steroids
(e.g. hydrocortisone).

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before using Eumovate if you
are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or are
breast-feeding.

3. How to use Eumovate

For external use only. This product is
intended for short term use only. You should
apply the cream for the shortest time
necessary to relieve your symptoms.

Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
Use the cream twice a day, for up to 7 days.
• Wash and dry your hands.
• Squeeze out the correct amount of cream onto your
index finger. The picture below gives you an idea of
how much to use. Half a fingertip will cover a patch
of skin the same size as the palm of your hand.
• Gently rub cream into the skin you are treating
twice a day.
• Wash your hands again
(unless it is your hands you are treating).

How much to use

• Squeeze out the cream along the top of your
index finger: see the picture.
• From the crease in your finger, squeeze the cream
halfway to your fingertip. This will cover a patch
of skin the same size as the palm of your hand.
• Use the fingertip unit as a guide. For smaller areas,
use a smaller amount. This cream is not meant to
treat large areas.
• If you use a bit too much of the cream by mistake,
don’t worry – but try to keep to the fingertip unit.
• Half a fingertip will cover a
patch of skin the same size as the
palm of your hand.

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Do not use more than the
recommended dose.
If you forget to use the cream
Use it when you remember.
Do not use Eumovate for more than 7 days.
If your symptoms continue or worsen,
see your doctor.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Eumovate can have side effects, but
not everybody gets them.
Stop using the product and consult your doctor if
you see any of the following side effects:
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)
• redness of the skin
• itching
• hives
• local skin burning
• increased hair growth
• Changes in skin colour
• Skin thinning
You may also find that your symptoms get worse while
using the cream. Tell your doctor if this happens.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist
or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme
at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store Eumovate Eczema
& Dermatitis 0.05% Cream
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the
pack. Do not store above 25°C.

6. Further information

Active ingredient The cream contains Clobetasone Butyrate
0.05% w/w
Other ingredients Glycerol, glycerol monostearate,
cetostearyl alcohol, beeswax substitute 6621,
arlacel 165, dimeticone 20, chlorocresol, sodium citrate, citric
acid monohydrate and purified water.
The tube contains 15 g of cream.
The marketing authorisation holder is
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading
Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K. and all enquiries should
be sent to this address.

If a rash comes back
Sometimes people with dermatitis find their rash
soon comes back after treatment, or never
disappears completely. This is often because they are
still in contact with their trigger i.e. what causes the
reaction. If you can’t work out what’s wrong, ask
your doctor for advice.
Common triggers
• Jewellery including earrings or studs
(especially gold-plated earrings)
• Coins
• Watch buckles, metal straps or the metal back
of a watch
• Metal studs or fastenings on jeans,
bras or underwear.
All of these have a metal in them called nickel,
which is a very common trigger. If you react badly to
nickel, all of the triggers in the list could be a
problem. So if you’ve reacted badly to one of the
common triggers, you’ll need to watch out for the
other common triggers.

Skin specialist advice
Skin specialists often advise people with eczema or dermatitis
to use emollient (moisturising) skin products, including creams
and bath oils, to keep moisture in the skin. This can make your
skin more resistant to flare-ups.

Other common triggers
Triggers include rubber and pine tree sap, which are
used in all sorts of items we touch every day. You
might find triggers:
• In the home: such as plasters, furniture polish,
varnishes, rubber gloves or elastic in clothes
• In substances you use at work: such as glues, oils,
lubricants or cement
• In the garden: certain plants and weeds,
gardening gloves.

Avoid using soap and heavily scented
products. Ask your pharmacist for further
information.

Even if it is not practical to avoid triggers, there are
often practical steps you can take – see next section,
Finding out more.

The manufacturer is Glaxo Wellcome Operations,
Harmire Road, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, DL12 8DT, UK.

7. More about managing eczema
and dermatitis

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Finding out more
• You may be able to find out more from public
libraries.
• You can contact the National Eczema Society,
Hill House, Highgate Hill, London, N19 5NA.
Helpline 0870 241 3604.
• If you have other questions about Eumovate or are
not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist who will be able to advise you.
This leaflet was last revised in February 2016.
The Information in this leaflet only applies to
Eumovate Eczema & Dermatitis 0.05% Cream.
Eumovate is a registered trademark owned by or
licensed to the GSK group of companies.
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