Dermovate Cream is a very strong corticosteroid medication. It’s used to treat redness, itching or inflammation of the skin. Classified as a topical corticosteroid medication it is used to treat different skin conditions when the treatment to other corticosteroid based medicines and creams did not work.
What is it?
Dermovate cream or ointment, and its main ingredient clobetasol propionate, is a medicine used on the skin to treat swelling, itching and irritation. It is often used to treat skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis.
How does it work?
It contains the active ingredient clobetasol propionate 0.05%, which is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid. It’s a strong corticosteroid used to treat various skin problems and chronic skin conditions. It is commonly used after a treatment with normal corticosteroid based medicines gave little or no result.
What is it used for?
The swelling and redness of the skin happens when inflammatory substances are released causing the blood vessels to expand as a response to, most usually, an allergic reaction. Leaving the area red, swollen, itchy and/or painful.
Dermovate Cream works by mitigating the release of inflammatory substances and reducing the effect of an allergic reaction that manifests on the skin. Thus lessening the discomfort caused by inflammation, redness, swellings or iching.
It’s usually used in short courses to treat severe forms of inflammatory skin disorders when weaker corticosteroids have not been effective. It’s used to treat skins disorders such as:
- Lichen planus
Dosage and usage
It is very important that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than the one prescribed to you by your doctor. Overusing it may cause unwanted side effects or skin irritation.
This medicine should be used only on the skin. Do not let it get into your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not use it on the skin areas with scrapes, cuts or burns. If it gets on to any of these areas, rinse it off thoroughly with water right away.
Make sure to take this medication for the prescribed course period, do not stop using it even if your symptoms get better.
This medicine should only be used for skin conditions that your doctor is treating. Check with your doctor before using it for any other conditions. Simply because Dermovate Cream should not be used to treat certain kinds of skin infection or conditions, such as severe burns.
Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected area of the skin and rub it in gently. Do not bandage or otherwise wrap the skin that’s being treated unless directed to do so by your doctor.
The dose of this medicine is different for different patients, depending on the type of skin condition being treated. Follow your doctor’s orders and the direction he gave you.
Usual dosage for redness itching and swelling, as well as plaque psoriasis is – application to the affected area of the skin 2 times per day. The maximum dose being 50 grams a week.
However, the dosages may vary based on the severity of your skin disorder, so follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. Dermovate Cream should not be used by children under the age of 12.
As any other medication, Dervmovate Cream may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do, they may need medical attention.
Common side effects include:
- Burning sensation
- Dry skin
- Sore throat
- Redness of the skin
- Skin irritation
Rare side effects include:
- Thinning or wasting away of the skin
- Vision changes
- Stomach pain
- Dry mouth
- Changes in skin colouring
- Trouble swallowing
If you recognize any of the symptoms, inform your doctor immediately. Some side effects that occur usually do not need medical attention and may go away later on during a treatment, as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, if any of the more common side effects does not go away, or if you notice any of the severe side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Do not use Dermovate Cream, under any circumstance, if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. You may find a full list of ingredients in the manufacturer’s printed leaflet that comes with the medicine.
How can I purchase it online?
The easiest way for you to purchase Dermovate Cream online is through Tru Medical. Before your order can be supplied, it’s required that you have an online consultation with a prescriber to ensure that using Dermovate Cream is the correct way to treat your skin condition.