Eumovate is formulated to be applied topically to the affected skin. It is especially good for skin which is dry, lichenified or covered in lesions which are scaly in appearance.
The ointment should be applied sparingly to the affected area, taking care not to get too much on the surrounding healthy skin. The application process is usually completed once or twice daily until the condition has improved. Once the symptoms have settled, the frequency of application should be reduced, or treatment should be switched to a less potent preparation.
Continuous treatment with Eumovate should be for no longer than four weeks. If you have not seen any improvement in your condition within this timeframe then this should be reviewed by your GP.
Eumovate can be used in children, adults and the elderly. In children under 12 treatment should not exceed 7 continuous days. If improvement has not been seen in a week then treatment and condition should be reviewed. The ointment should always be used in accordance with the prescribers instructions.
Patient are encouraged to start treatment with the least potent steroid preparation and increase the strength gradually until the condition settles. Once symptoms have subsided, you should reduce to a lower potency cream/ointment for continuous long-term management.