If you suffer from chronic skin flare ups and other corticosteroid creams have not worked, Dermovate could help.
With Oxford Online Pharmacy it is easier than ever to get your Dermovate prescription online: no waiting times, no hassle.
Dermovate is a strong topical steroid which is effective in the treatment of severe skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. On this page, you will find the following information:
What is Dermovate?
What is Dermovate used for?
How does Dermovate Work?
How do you apply Dermovate?
Ordering Dermovate online.
Alternative treatments to Dermovate.
Side effects of Dermovate.
Who shouldn’t use Dermovate?
Dermovate is a cream that contains the active ingredient Clobetasol Propionate, which is a topical corticosteroid (topical means that it is applied direct to affected area, and a corticosteroid reduces inflammation). Dermovate is stronger than other corticosteroids which is only available on prescription. Dermovate is only to be used when other steroid creams have not been effective.
Dermovate cream can be used to treat inflammation of the skin, reducing the swelling, redness and itchiness of the skin in certain conditions including:
Different skin inflammations flare up for a range of reasons, including autoimmune conditions, allergies, and other external factors such as stress. In some people, these circumstances can cause skin cells to release chemicals that cause swelling, itchy or painful patches of skin. Depending on the severity of the attack, these patches can be localised to just one area, or can be experienced over a large area of the body.
Put simply, Dermovate’s active ingredient, clobetasol, tells the skin’s cells to stop releasing the chemicals that are causing that itching and swelling.
Dermovate is available as a cream or an ointment. If your skin is dry or scaly, the ointment, which is greasier, may be more suitable.
Your doctor will usually give you specific instructions on dosage but usually it is recommended that you apply a thin layer to the affected area twice a day. Once the condition starts to improve, you can reduce the frequency of application.
Ordering Dermovate online is quick and convenient. Simply add the Dermovate and any other products that you would like to your basket and proceed to checkout. Once your payment has been processed, you will be asked to undertake a quick online consultation. This consultation will be checked over by one of our GMC registered doctors, who will then either issue a prescription or contact you direct if they have any additional questions regarding your consultation. If you place your order and check out before 3p.m., your order will be despatched on the same day. No waiting time, no hassle.
There are a range of steroid creams which are used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, including Eumovate and Betnovate. Other, non-steroid creams include Aveeno and E45 cream. It is important to remember that what works for one person with a skin condition may not work for another; your doctor will be able to recommend the treatment that is most likely to be successful, but you may need to try a few different approaches before you find the most effective way of managing a skin condition. It is very important to use an emollient as well as a steroid cream, and to continue the use of emollient between flare ups.
Like most medication, some people who use Dermovate may experience side effects. The most common side effect of Dermovate (affecting up to 1 person in 10) is burning, irritation or itching.
Less common side effects, which are experienced by up to 1 person in 100, include:
Rare side effects (affecting up to 1 in 10,000 people) that can occur if Dermovate is used continuously over a long period of time:
Very rarely, people using Dermovate experience the following:
If you experience any side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist before continuing with treatment.
Dermovate is a powerful steroid and should only be used when advised by a doctor. You shouldn’t use Dermovate:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your online Dermovate prescription, please let your doctor know during your online consultation. If you have any questions about treating skin conditions, please get in touch.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here.