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Other known brand names

Dermovate ointment, Eumovate

About Dermovate cream

Dermovate cream contains the active ingredient clobetasol propionate, a steroid. It is used for the treatment of eczema and other skin conditions such as psoriasis. Dermovate is used in short courses to manage flare-ups and exacerbations of:

  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Atopic eczema
  • Irritant contact dermatitis
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus

It is available with a prescription under the brand name Dermovate. NowPatient offers Dermovate cream or ointment as treatments for psoriasis only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.

Key facts of Dermovate cream

  • Dermovate contains clobetasol propionate, a topical corticosteroid
  • Dermovate can take up to 2 weeks to show any signs of effect
  • Dermovate has some common side effects which include skin reactions
  • It can be dangerous if you use Dermovate with certain medications. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician

Who is Dermovate cream not suitable for?

Dermovate may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to the prescribing clinician before using if you have any areas of skin affected by the following conditions:

  • Chickenpox, shingles, cold sores or herpes simplex
  • Bacterial skin infections
  • Fungal skin infections such as ringworm or athlete’s foot
  • Acne rosacea
  • Acne
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Itchy skin with no inflammation
  • Nappy Rash

Dermovate should not be used on children under one year of age.

How and where to get Dermovate cream?

Dermovate cream and Dermovate ointment is available only with a prescription. It is not available over the counter at a pharmacy.

NowPatient does not allow customers to buy Dermovate cream or Dermovate ointment directly. Our service is certified, safe and effective, and we only ever treat conditions. If you book a consultation with one of our prescribers for the treatment of psoriasis, you can discuss if Dermovate is a suitable treatment option for you.

At the end of the consultation, the clinician will decide if a treatment plan is suitable for you. If it is, the clinician will issue you with a prescription which can then be ordered, paid for and delivered directly to your chosen address by NowPatient.

Dosage and strength for Dermovate cream for psoriasis

Dermovate Cream & Dermovate Ointment are prescription medicines that contain clobetasol propionate 0.05% for the treatment of psoriasis.

Information about how to use Dermovate cream for psoriasis

Dermovate cream or ointment, should be applied thinly to the affected areas of the skin once or twice a day. Dermovate should be used less often as soon as your condition begins to improve. Also, allow sufficient time for absorption of Dermovate into the skin after applying before applying an emollient or moisturiser.

Do not get Dermovate cream, or ointment in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse with cold water immediately if this happens. Wash your hands thoroughly before you start and after you have applied the medication.

Do not use Dermovate for more than 5 days when using it on a child. Stop using Dermovate if your skin condition does not improve after two weeks and consult your doctor.

Read the patient information leaflet provided to you with your medication or speak to a healthcare professional for further information.

What happens if you use too much Dermovate cream?

If you use more than prescribed, then it can lead to some unpleasant side effects. You should talk to your doctor or reach out to one of our prescribing clinicians, if you have used too much Dermovate and you experience any side effects.

What are the side effects of Dermovate cream?

Side effects of Dermovate cream are split into common and serious.

Common side effects include:

  • Skin dryness, irritation, itchiness
  • Red skin
  • Eye pain if used near the eye
  • Headache
  • Changes in skin colour
  • Skin infections
  • Skin tears
  • Skin rash
  • Easy bruising

Serious side effects include:

  • Burning of the skin
  • Lack of healing
  • Numbness in fingers
  • Red, painful, or itchy pus-containing blisters in hair follicles
  • Unusual increase in hair growth
  • An unusual loss of scalp hair
  • Visible small blood vessels under the skin
  • Changes in vision

If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact NHS 111.

If you experience a serious allergic reaction with the signs shown below you should contact emergency services on 999.

  • Your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
  • You’re breathing very fast or struggling to breathe (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
  • Your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
  • Your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
  • You suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
  • Someone faints and cannot be woken up

Always report adverse effects to the MHRA yellow card reporting system. You can read more about this here How and where do I report side effects of my medication? – NowPatient

Information about using Dermovate cream at the same time as other medications or herbal supplements

There is not enough evidence to suggest there are any drug interactions between herbal supplements and Dermovate. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements.

Can Dermovate cream used for psoriasis be used long term?

You should stop using Dermovate if your skin condition does not improve after two weeks and consult your doctor.

Is there a herbal Dermovate cream?

No. Herbal Dermovate does not exist. If you have been marketed such a formulation, it may be fake.

Can women use Dermovate cream?

Women can use Dermovate. Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, before you start using this medication.

Should I avoid any particular food or drink when using Dermovate cream?

You can eat and drink normally when using Dermovate.

What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with psoriasis?

Modify your lifestyle in a number of ways. This may have a positive impact on your psoriasis.

  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce illnesses, especially strep infections
  • Avoid skin injury
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid certain foods

Alternatives to Dermovate cream

Alternatives for the treatment of psoriasis include Fucidin H cream, Fucibet cream, and Trimovate cream.


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