- suitable for the treatment of mild-to-moderate AD.
- unique gentle cream base with moisturizing properties.
- best for short-term treatment of extensive dermatoses.
- best used on the trunk and extremities.
- safer for short-term use on thin skin; it is less effective on thicker skin.
- should be applied 2-3 times daily according to the severity of condition.
- should be used to bring flare-ups of eczema under control.
- can be used intermittently long-term, e.g., weekends only, to prevent relapses.
- should be used in combination with moisturizers.
- can be used in combination with other drugs.
Frequency of Application:
- Apply thinly 2-3 times per day (according to the severity of the condition) to the affected area and rub gently into the skin. Maximum adult dosage should not exceed 100 g/week.
[CPS. The Canadian Drug Reference for Health Professionals. Ottawa: Canadian Pharmaceutical Association (2003).]
General Guidelines for Eumovate® Cream vs. Ointment
||Moisturizing vs. Drying/
||Preferred Location for Use
||Potential for Irritation
| Ointment – water in oil
||More occlusive than Eumovate® cream/very greasy feel
||Best for thick, lichenified or scaly dermatoses
||Best for thick palmar or plantar skin; avoid occluded areas
| Cream – oil in water
||Moderate in moisturizing tendency/
||Best for acute, subacute, or weeping dermatoses
||Good for moist skin and intertriginous areas
||Variable; requires preservatives