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Clobetasone 0.05% ointment is used to treat inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. Its active ingredient is clobetasone butyrate, a moderately potent corticosteroid.
Corticosteroids such as clobetasone butyrate are anti-inflammatory medicines. Skin becomes inflamed when the body releases inflammatory chemicals in response to an allergen or irritation. These chemicals make blood vessels widen, causing the skin to swell and become itchy and painful. Corticosteroids prevent this by inhibiting cells from releasing large amounts of these substances.
Eczema is a common skin condition which affects 20% of children and 8% of adults in the UK. It causes the skin to become dry, scaly and itchy. In severe cases of eczema, the skin may begin to weep and bleed. If the skin splits, it becomes open to various types of infection. Corticosteroids are usually used to treat eczema only when it flares up due to an allergen or irritant. If your eczema flares up frequently, you may be prescribed a corticosteroid to use twice per week as a preventative measure.
Psoriasis is another condition which involves dry, scaly skin. It most often occurs on the hands, feet, elbows, knees and scalp. It is thought to occur when the immune system targets healthy skin cells. Psoriasis can flare up due to stress, injury, a reaction to some types of medicine, hormonal changes, smoking or excessive drinking.
Once Clobetasone ointment has been absorbed, you can also apply moisturising cream to the dry skin.
Apply this product thinly and carefully to the affected area(s). The amount required will vary depending on the area of skin which is affected. Gently rub in the ointment so that it is properly absorbed. This should be done one or two times per day. This dose can be decreased once symptoms begin to improve.
It is advised not to use Clobetasone for more than four weeks. Talk to your GP if you do not notice improved symptoms after two to four weeks of regular treatment.
Take care if using Clobetasone on the face, and ensure it does not make contact with the eyes.
You may be using other topical medicines alongside Clobetasone ointment. If this is the case, you are advised to wait at least 30 minutes between applications. This will prevent any medicine from becoming diluted.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Clobetasone, however if you do they may include:
An itching or burning sensation on the affected area, acne, hair growth
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredients contained in Clobetasone are:
Clobetasone butyrate (0.05% w/w)
Clobetasone also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Clobetasone is unsuitable for you if you are allergic to any of the ointment’s ingredients.
Clobetasone can cause the following conditions to worsen:
Consult your GP if you plan on applying Clobetasone under a bandage, dressing or nappy. You may be advised to reduce your dose.
If you are using Clobetasone to treat psoriasis, you will likely be advised to have more frequent check-ups.
Clobetasone may interact with the following medicines:
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
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Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt.
Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.
Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering.
If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.
Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a
Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.
You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.
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Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Clobetasone online.
The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.
All of our eczema treatments are supplied by the same UK-based wholesalers used by the large high-street chains.
Just select ‘Start Consultation’ next to the product above, or on the links below.
You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Clobetasone to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.
There are many advantages to buying eczema treatments online, some include:
The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.
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