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CLOBETASONE BUTYRATE (EUMOVATE)

Brand Name(s) : Eumovate, Trimovate
Warnings
Uses
Side Effects
Precautions
Interactions
Overdose

CLOBETASONE BUTYRATE WARNINGS

Clobetasone butyrate should be used with caution in:

It should not be used in:

Also see list of precautions and interactions

STORAGE

Store below 25°C.

CLOBETASONE BUTYRATE USES

What is it used for?

  • Clobetasone butyrate is used to reduce swelling and irritation.
  • It is a corticosteroid, sometimes known as a steroid.
  • It is used to reduce the redness and itchiness of certain skin problems.
  • In general this drug is used for mild skin problems or to keep your skin problem under control. These skin problems include eczema, dermatitis or insect bites. It also helps reduce inflammation of the outer ear.
  • Benefits of being on this drug can include control of skin conditions.

Listed below are the typical uses of clobetasone butyrate.

On occasion your doctor may prescribe this medicine to treat a condition not on the above list.

HOW TO USE/TAKE

How often do I take it?

  • This medication is usually applied to the affected skin area once or twice a day, or as directed by our doctor.
  • Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • Remember to use it at the same time each day - unless specifically told not to by your doctor.
  • Certain medical conditions may require different dosage instructions as directed by your doctor.

What dose?

  • Dosage is based on your age, gender, medical condition, response to therapy, and use of certain interacting medicines.

Do I need to avoid anything?

  • Do not use on large areas of the body for a long time (such as every day for many weeks or months) unless your doctor tells you to. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

When can I stop?

  • Always complete the full course as prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you use Eumovate regularly make sure you talk to your doctor before you stop using it.

CLOBETASONE BUTYRATE SIDE EFFECTS

  • burning
  • irritation
  • itching
  • increased hair growth
  • changes in skin colour
  • skin damaging more easily
  • weight gain, rounding of the face, high blood pressure. These are more likely to happen in infants and children
  • Also see information leaflet enclosed with your medication for details of other side effects

If any of these persist or you consider them severe then stop using the cream and inform your doctor or pharmacist.

Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms:

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

The Yellow Card Scheme allows you to report suspected side effects from any type of medicine (which includes vaccines, herbals and over the counter medicines) that you are taking. It is run by the medicines safety watchdog called the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory agency (MHRA). Please report any suspected side effect on the Yellow Card Scheme website.

CLOBETASONE BUTYRATE PRECAUTIONS

Before taking clobetasone butyrate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids; or if you have any other allergies.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist in case:

  • you have allergies (hypersensitivity) to clobetasone butyrate or any of the other ingredients
  • you have cold sores, herpes or chicken pox; fungal infections, such as ringworm, athletes foot or thrush; skin blisters or sores that are caused by an infection
  • you have acne

Before using this medication tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially any of the following:

  • Psoriasis

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.

Does alcohol intake affect this drug?

  • Alcohol intake is not known to affect clobetasone butyrate.

The elderly: clobetasone butyrate can be used in the elderly.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding - please ensure you read the detailed information below

PREGNANCY

The safety of clobetasone butyrate has not been established during pregnancy. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any doubts or questions about this.

It is sensible to limit use of medication during pregnancy whenever possible. However, your doctor may decide that the benefits outweigh the risks in individual circumstances and after a careful assessment of your specific health situation.

If you have any doubts or concerns you are advised to discuss the medicine with your doctor or pharmacist.

BREAST FEEDING

It is not known whether clobetasone butyrate passes into breast-milk. The manufacturer therefore states that it should not be taken if you are breastfeeding.

It is sensible to limit use of medication during breastfeeding whenever possible. However, your doctor may decide that the benefits outweigh the risks in individual circumstances and after a careful assessment of your specific health situation.

If you have any doubts or concerns you are advised to discuss the medicine with your doctor or pharmacist.

CLOBETASONE BUTYRATE INTERACTIONS

Before using this medicine, tell your prescriber of all the medicines you are taking including prescription medicines and medicines you have bought over the counter without a prescription. Tell your prescriber if you are taking vitamins or complementary remedies such as herbal products, as these can also interact with medicines.

There are no known significant interactions between clobetasone butyrate and other medicines. If you experience any unusual symptoms while using this medicine with other medicines, tell your prescriber.

If you have a question or want to discuss anything about your medicine, speak to your local pharmacist.

CLOBETASONE BUTYRATE OVERDOSE

If, by mistake on a few occasions you use more than you should, do not worry. If you apply a lot or if the medicine is accidentally swallowed, it could make you ill. Talk to your doctor or go to hospital as soon as possible.

Taking too much clobetasone butyrate may cause the following: Hypercortisolism - a condition characterised by extreme weight gain, slowing of growth, missed periods in girls and excess hair growth.

If you think you, or someone you care for, might have accidentally taken more than the recommended dose of clobetasone butyrate or intentional overdose is suspected, contact your local hospital, GP or if in England call 111. In Scotland call NHS 24. In Wales, call NHS Direct Wales. In the case of medical emergencies, always dial 999.

MISSED DOSE

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

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