- clobetasone butyrate
POM: Prescription only medicine
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Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original can be viewed in PDF format using the link above.
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Package Leaflet: Information for the User
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.
What is in this leaflet:
1 What Eumovate is and what it is used for
2 What you need to know before you use Eumovate
3 How to use Eumovate
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Eumovate
6 Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Eumovate is and what it is used for
Eumovate contains a medicine called clobetasone butyrate. It belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It helps to reduce swelling and irritation.
Eumovate is used to:
2. What you need to know before you use Eumovate
Do not use Eumovate:
Do not use if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Eumovate.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Eumovate if:
If this product comes into contact with dressings, clothing and bedding the fabric can be easily ignited with a naked flame. You should keep away from fire when using this product.
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine.
Other medicines and Eumovate
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 are breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
3. How to use Eumovate
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Using this medicine
Guidance on how to apply the ointment
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 Eumovate to use with your fingertip. For children you will need to use less ointment but still use an adult finger to measure out the fingertip unit. This picture shows one fingertip unit.
The picture in the printed leaflet shows one finger tip unit
3 Unless you are meant to apply the ointment to your hands as a part of the treatment, wash them again after using the ointment.
For an adult
[Pictogram of an adult with fingertip units to be used as per text below with arrows pointing to relevant body part]
Face and neck:
2 ½ 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
2 fingertip units.
Do not worry if you find you need a little more or less than this. It is only a rough guide.
For a child
Number of fingertip units needed
Child’s age - 3-6 months
Face and neck – 1
Arm and hand – 1
Leg and foot - 1 ½
Front – 1
Back including buttocks - 1 ½
Child’s age – 1-2 years
Face and neck – 1 ½
Arm and hand – 1 ½
Leg and foot - 2
Front – 2
Back including buttocks – 3
Child’s age – 3-5 years
Face and neck – 1 ½
Arm and hand – 2
Leg and foot - 3
Front – 3
Back including buttocks - 3 ½
Child’s age – 6-10 years
Face and neck – 2
Arm and hand – 2 ½
Leg and foot – 4 ½
Front – 3 ½
Back including buttocks - 5
If you apply Eumovate to your face
You should only apply the ointment to your face if your doctor tells you to. The ointment should not be used for too long as the skin on your face thins easily. Do not let the ointment get into your eyes.
If you use more Eumovate than you should
If you apply a lot or if a lot is accidentally swallowed, it could make you ill. Talk to your doctor or go to hospital as soon as possible.
If you forget to use Eumovate
If you forget to apply your ointment, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time you are next meant to apply it, wait until this time.
If you stop using Eumovate
If you use Eumovate regularly make sure you talk to your doctor before you stop using it as your condition may get worse if stopped suddenly.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop using Eumovate and tell your doctor immediately if:
Other side effects you may notice when using Eumovate include:
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
Not Known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. 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
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Eumovate contains
What Eumovate looks like and contents of the pack
Within each carton is a tube with a plastic screw cap, which contains either 30 g or 100 g of ointment.
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If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist who will advise you.
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This leaflet was last revised in June 2017.
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