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With NowPatient's private treatment plans you can treat Psoriasis with TRIMOVATE ® safely and easily in a few simple steps. Get started by selecting the medication you are interested in or by hitting the start consultation button below.

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We connect you to a prescribing clinician by secure video link who will spend time with you to understand your requirements and ensure that TRIMOVATE ® is appropriate, safe and effective for you. The consultation is FREE and you only ever pay for the medication, if it is prescribed. Medications are supplied and delivered discreetly by NowPatient.

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OverviewAbout Trimovate creamKey facts of Trimovate creamWho is Trimovate cream not suitable for?How and where to get Trimovate cream?Dosage and strength for Trimovate cream for psoriasisInformation about how to use Trimovate cream for psoriasisWhat happens if you use too much Trimovate cream?What are the side effects of Trimovate cream?Information about using Trimovate cream at the same time as other medications or herbal supplementsCan Trimovate cream used for psoriasis be used long term?Is there a herbal Trimovate cream?Can women use Trimovate cream?Should I avoid any particular food or drink when using Trimovate cream?What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with psoriasis?Alternatives to Trimovate creamSourcesPeople also asked
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About Trimovate cream

Trimovate cream is a topical treatment containing three active ingredients. Clobetasone butyrate, (a steroid), oxytetracycline (an antibiotic) and nystatin (an antifungal).

Trimovate cream is used for the treatment of certain skin conditions such as eczema (atopic, seborrhoeic and contact dermatitis), psoriasis, fungal infections, nappy rash, intertrigo and impetigo.

It is available with a prescription only. Now Patient offers Trimovate cream as a treatment for psoriasis only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.

Key facts of Trimovate cream

  • Trimovate cream has some common side effects which include skin irritation and skin thinning
  • It can be dangerous if you use Trimovate cream with certain medications. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician

Who is Trimovate cream not suitable for?

Trimovate cream may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to the prescribing clinician before using Trimovate cream if you:

  • Have an allergy to any of the active ingredients in Trimovate cream, or the inactive ingredients such as titanium dioxide, cetostearyl alcohol, soft paraffin white, polyoxyl 40 stearate, glycerol, or chlorocresol
  • Have a viral infection of the skin
  • Have skin lesions caused by a bacterial, yeast or fungal infection
  • Have rosacea or acne
  • Have a skin infection caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Streptococcus B, Pseudomonas species, or Serratia species

How and where to get Trimovate cream?

Trimovate cream is available from a number of sources. It is available on prescription or over the counter at a pharmacy.

Now Patient does not allow customers to buy Trimovate cream 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 Trimovate cream 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 Now Patient.

Dosage and strength for Trimovate cream for psoriasis

Trimovate is available as a cream when used for skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Information about how to use Trimovate cream for psoriasis

Wash the affected area with soap and water before applying Trimovate. Apply a thin layer of Trimovate cream to the affected area(s) once or twice a day. Rub the cream in until fully absorbed. Wash your hands after using the cream. Read the patient information leaflet supplied with your medication.

What happens if you use too much Trimovate 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 Trimovate cream and you experience any of the following side effects.

What are the side effects of Trimovate cream?

Possible side effects include:

  • Skin reactions such as redness, irritation, or burning
  • Acne or other skin problems
  • Skin thinning
  • Increased hair growth
  • Stretch marks
  • Changes in skin colour
  • Inflammation of hair follicles
  • Contact dermatitis

Serious side effects include:

  • Glaucoma, if the medication gets into your eyes

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 Trimovate 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 Trimovate cream. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements.

Can Trimovate cream used for psoriasis be used long term?

You are advised to not use Trimovate cream for prolonged periods of time. This is especially true for yoiunger patients, as it may cause adrenal suppression.

Is there a herbal Trimovate cream?

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

Can women use Trimovate cream?

Women can use Trimovate cream, but speak to a healthcare professional before using Trimovate cream if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

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

You can eat and drink normally when using Trimovate cream.

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
  • Use moisturisers and emollients
  • Take antihistamines to ease the itching

Alternatives to Trimovate cream

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


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NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

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