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Clobetasone

Clobetasone is a topical corticosteroid that helps to relieve inflammation, irritation, itching and redness that are often associated with certain skin conditions. Corticosteroids such as clobetasone are popular treatments during flare ups of these conditions, and can help to relieve symptoms of:

  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Prickly heat rash

Amongst these, clobetasone might also be recommended if you have a reaction to an insect bite or sting, and even for nappy rash in some children.

Clobetasone is available as a cream or an ointment, and should start to relieve your symptoms within a few days.

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  • If this treatment doesn't improve your symptoms after 7 days, you should make an appointment with your doctor
  • We aren't able to prescribe this treatment to treat eczema or dermatitis on the face or neck
  • You shouldn't use this treatment on large areas for more than 14 days unless you've been advised otherwise by your own GP
  • This medication shouldn't be applied to broken, damaged or irritated skin
  • You should avoid using this treatment near your eyes
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  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Genital or anal itching
  • Skin itching with no inflammation
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Clobetasone butyrate

Clobetasone butyrate is a type of corticosteroid that’s usually applied topically to relieve symptoms such as swelling, irritation, and itching that are associated with several types of skin condition. As it’s a type of steroid, it helps to relieve these symptoms by altering how the immune system responds to the damaged tissue, helping to reduce discomfort which can promote faster healing.

Clobetasone is used topically so that it can target the affected area quickly and effectively without you needing to take a tablet. Topical treatments can also be soothing to apply due to the cooler temperature of creams or ointments against inflamed and irritated skin.

Clobetasone butyrate might not be suitable for everyone. If you have any of the following health conditions, you should speak to your GP before you buy clobetasone cream or ointment, as there may be another treatment that’s more appropriate for you:

  • Allergy to clobetasone
  • Open cuts or wounds in the affected area
  • Infected skin (such as shingles, herpes, infected wound)
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Itchy skin without redness or inflammation
  • Eczema around a leg ulcer

Clobetasone butyrate uses

Clobetasone is a useful treatment for many skin conditions. It’s only available in topical form, so is ideal for applying directly to inflamed or irritated skin for fast relief.

Clobetasone butyrate may be used for any of the following skin conditions:

  • Eczema
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Prickly heat rash
  • Some insect bites and stings
  • Nappy rash

If you think you could benefit from using clobetasone cream or ointment, you can buy it over the counter in most pharmacies, or order it online from a reputable website such as Doctor4U. It doesn’t require a prescription, but you’ll still need to answer some questions whichever way you buy it. This is because clobetasone is a pharmacy medicine, and a healthcare professional will still need to make sure that it’s appropriate for you.

Clobetasone butyrate should never be used on the face, groin, genital area or between your toes. If you have skin complaints in any of these areas, you should either ask your local pharmacist for advice on what you can use, or make an appointment to see your GP who may be able to prescribe something for you.

Eumovate

Eumovate is a branded version of clobetasone butyrate cream. It’s a popular treatment for many skin conditions, and is easily available from most pharmacies. Eumovate doesn’t contain any other active ingredients apart from clobetasone butyrate, and is also available as an ointment in the same way that generic clobetasone is available.

Eumovate works in exactly the same way as generic clobetasone cream and ointment and is the same strength- 0.05% w/w. Some people prefer to use the branded version, whilst others prefer the generic form which is often cheaper.

Clobetasone cream

Clobetasone cream is the most commonly used form of clobetasone butyrate, and is ideal for skin conditions that cause irritation, inflammation and itchiness, but not necessarily dryness. The cream can be soothing on the skin, and should be applied twice a day, with at least 8 hours between each application.

Clobetasone cream is available over the counter in most pharmacies as well as online, but it shouldn’t be used for more than a week without consulting your doctor. Clobetasone cream is intended for short-term use during flare-ups of a skin condition, and your symptoms should begin to improve within a few days. However, if you find that you’re still suffering after seven days, you should make an appointment to see your doctor. They may recommend a stronger cream or a different type of corticosteroid, or they might tell you to continue using clobetasone cream for a few days under their supervision.

Around half a fingertip of clobetsasone cream should be enough to cover an area that’s roughly the size of your palm. You might need more or less than this depending on how much skin is affected, but you shouldn’t use clobestasone on large areas of skin.

Clobetasone ointment

Clobetasone ointment is available in the same concentration of clobetasone cream, but is generally greasier, and more suited to those that also experience dry skin alongside other symptoms such as itchiness, redness, inflammation and irritation.

Ultimately, it’s your choice as to whether you use clobetasone ointment or cream, but if you aren’t sure which would be best for you, it might help to speak to your local pharmacist for advice, telling them about your skin condition and whether or not you experience dryness.

The same dosage instructions apply for clobetasone ointment as for the cream: apply twice daily to the affected area with at least 8 hours between each application. You shouldn’t use the ointment for more than 7 days without contacting your GP for advice.

You should always wash your hands before and after using clobetasone ointment or cream. This is to make sure that your hands are clean and free from bacteria before touching your irritated skin, and also to make sure that you don’t transfer clobetasone to areas that don’t need it after you’ve used it.

Clobetasone side effects

Despite the fact that clobetasone is a topical treatment and generally very well tolerated, it’s important to remember that it is still a corticosteroid that affects how certain parts of your body work. Because of this, it still has the potential to cause side effects, especially in people that may be sensitive to steroid treatments.

Some clobetasone side effects include:

  • Symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome such as: weight gain, moon face/rounded face, obesity, thinning skin, colour changes to your skin, increased body hair.
  • Decreased cortisol levels
  • Increased glucose levels
  • High blood pressure
  • Cloudy eye (cataract)
  • Increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma)
  • Osteoporosis

Side effects from milk topical treatments are generally quite rare, but you may be more at risk if you’re taking any other kind of steroid medications, including inhalers, tablets, injections, or other topical creams. If you’re taking any other kind of steroid medication, you should speak to your GP before you buy clobetasone butyrate, as you may need to adjust your dosages or be monitored whilst you use the cream.

Ritonavir and itraconazole are also known to interact with clobetasone cream. If you take either of these medications, clobetasone might not be suitable for you. You should also make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your options.

If you experience any side effects that you find difficult to bear, you should stop using clobetasone butyrate and contact your GP for advice. You may need to use a different type of steroid cream, or reduce how often you use clobetasone.

Sometimes, clobetasone cream and ointment can burn a little when first applied, but this should be mild and go away within a few minutes. If this isn’t the case for you, or you experience an intense burning, you should rinse off the cream or ointment and contact a doctor immediately, as this may indicate an allergy to the medication.

Never cover a treated area with a bandage or dressing, as this can increase the risk of a skin reaction, as well as allowing the body to absorb too much medication, which can be dangerous and put you at a higher risk of experiencing side effects.

Buy clobetasone butyrate

You can buy clobetasone butyrate over the counter in many pharmacies, or you can order it online safely from Doctor4U. You’ll still need to answer some short consultation questions so that our healthcare team can make sure that it’s safe for you, but when you buy clobetasone online, you can do it in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you.

We offer next-day delivery as an option as long as you order before 2pm Monday-Friday, so your medication can be with you as soon as you need it to be, without having to leave your house.

Dosage Instructions
Apply once or twice daily to the affected area. Do not use for more than 7 days without seeking advice from your own GP.
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Clobetasone Dosage Quantity Cost Including Consultation
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Clobetasone Cream 1 x 100g tube £15.99

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UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

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If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 12 Noon, £9.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12 noon the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 10:30am, £14.99  (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

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If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am Saturday

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