Lymecycline Capsules

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Lymecycline is an antibiotic used to treat acne, the most common skin condition.

Bacteria on the skin surface causes infection and inflammation of acne spots. Lymecycline helps clear the infection and also reduces whitehead and blackhead formation and irritation.

It can take up to 8 weeks of treatment before acne improves. Our doctors will not prescribe more than 3 months of treatment over a set period of time.

This medication is taken once a day, over a course of several weeks. All capsules come in the 408mg (300mg active) strength which is the usual dose used to treat acne. 

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Lymecycline Capsules

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What is Lymecycline?

Lymecycline capsules are an antibiotic commonly used to treat acne. Acne is caused by a buildup of bacteria and antibiotics kill bacteria. There are many different types of acne, including blackheads, pimples, nodular acne, baby acne, acne vulgaris, scalp acne and more.   

How do you take Lymecycline?

Lymecycline comes in tablets and you should follow the advice on the box that contains your medication. If you are unsure you can use our Ask-A-Pharmacist service for free. Lymecycline should not be taken for over 3 months at a time without a blood test.  

Side effects of Lymecycline?

Lymecycline, as with all types of medications, have side effects. Please read the patient information leaflet which is enclosed in the box with your medication for the full list of side effects. Below are a few of the most common side effects that you many experiences when taking the course of treatment  

  • Nausea  
  • Abdominal pain  
  • Diarrhea  
  • Headache  

Interactions with alcohol and food?

The effectiveness of Lymecycline can be affected slightly if you consume large quantities of dairy products. If you want to ensure the effectiveness of the medication then it would be best to avoid eating large amounts of cheese, milk or yoghurt during the treatment.  Alcohol can have a drying effect on your skin so is best limited during the treatment.  

Any interactions with other drugs?

Lymecycline interacts with the following treatments  

  • Nutritional supplements containing calcium, aluminum, magnesium, iron or zinc  
  • Indigestion medication  
  • Ulcer healing medication  
  • Quinapril   

Is there any reason why I would not be able to take Lymecycline?

You cannot take Lymecycline if:   

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients  
  • You have ever had kidney disease  
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding  
  • You are under 8 years of age  
  • You are taking oral retinoids  

Why should I take Lymecycline?

Lymecycline is extremely effective in preventing bacteria from spreading. Lymecycline stops the bacteria from producing proteins which it needs to survive. Therefore, the bacteria are unable to reproduce and spread meaning that Lymecycline will effectively reduce acne.   

What's the difference between Tetralysal and Lymecycline?

Tetralysal is the branded version of Lymecycline. They both contain the same active ingredient. This means that they both have the same effectiveness and are just as safe. As Tetralysal is branded it is more expensive.

How do I store Lymecycline?

Do not use Lymecycline after the expiry date which is stated on the packaging. Do not store Lymecycline above 25°C.

Can I buy Lymecycline online?

Yes, you can legally order Lymecycline from registered online prescribers such as e-Surgery.

Whenever you are buying Lymecycline or any other medication, make sure you check for the green GPhC and MHRA logos on the bottom of each page of the website you are using.

Additional information


1 Month Supply (28 Tablets), 2 Months Supply (56 Tablets), 3 Months Supply (84 Tablets)

1 review for Lymecycline Capsules

  1. Dan Fraser

    Worked well to clear up my acne. Did take a few weeks though.

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