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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Frequently Asked Questions
What are Lymecycline capsules?
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.
Lymecycline is known as an antibacterial medication.
Lymecycline capsules belong to a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. The main use of Lymecycline capsules is to treat acne. Acne appears as blackheads and whiteheads which people often refer to as pimples or spots. Lymecycline capsules attack the bacteria that are one of the main causes of acne. The name of these bacteria is Propionibacterium acnes.
Lymecycline is a prescription-only medication. You can buy Lymecycline capsules online from a trusted pharmacy such as e-Surgery or at your local GP surgery! If you choose to buy Lymecycline capsules from e-Surgery we will require a short 2-minute health questionnaire to check you are receiving the correct medication. Whenever you buy Lymecycline capsules online or any other medication always buy medication from a reputable, trusted online pharmacy.
How do you take Lymecycline capsules?
When you buy Lymecycline capsules always take them exactly as your doctor or prescriber has told you to. Ensure you follow the advice on the box that contains your medication.
Lymecycline should not be taken for over 3 months at a time without a blood test. Lymecycline capsules should always be taken with a glass of water. How long you will have to take Lymecycline capsules for will depend on how quickly your condition improves. For acne, this will normally be at least 8 weeks.
Side effects of Lymecycline capsules?
When you buy Lymecycline capsules online or from your local GP, like many medications it may cause side effects. Please read the patient information leaflet for Lymecycline capsules 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 experience when taking the course of treatment:
What is Acne?
Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin, and sometimes skin that’s hot or painful to touch. Acne commonly develops on the face, chest, and back. Acne is commonly linked to a change in hormone levels which can happen in puberty and menstrual cycles, as well as to genetic factors. There is not always a known cause for Acne, but it is very common and affects around 95% of people aged 11-30 to some extent. For mild to moderate Acne, often a pharmacist will be able to offer you creams and treatments that can help reduce acne pimples.
How else can I prevent Acne?
Some ways that are recommended to prevent acne flare-ups include:
Not washing the affected area more than twice a day
Use a mild soap or cleanser and lukewarm water
Do not try to clean out blackheads or squeeze spots. This can make them worse and cause permanent scarring.
Avoid using too much make-up and cosmetics. Use water-based products that are described as non-comedogenic.
Completely remove make-up before going to bed.
If dry skin is a problem, use a fragrance-free water-based emollient.
Regular exercise cannot improve your acne, but it can boost your mood and improve your self-esteem. Shower as soon as possible once you finish exercising as sweat can irritate your acne.
Wash your hair regularly and try to avoid letting your hair fall across your face
Interactions with alcohol and food?
When you buy Lymecycline capsules online, or through your local GP, the effectiveness 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.
Always ensure that you use reputable online sources (such as the NHS website) for information regarding acne treatment before you change your lifestyle or diet if you think it is affecting your skin.
Any interactions with other drugs?
Lymecycline interacts with the following treatments:
Nutritional supplements containing calcium, aluminium, magnesium, iron or zinc
Ulcer healing medication
Is there any reason why I would not be able to take Lymecycline capsules?
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 breastfeeding
You are under 8 years of age
You are taking oral retinoids
Why should I buy Lymecycline capsules?
When you buy Lymecycline capsules online, or from your local GP, they are 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 capsules?
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 than if you were to buy Lymecycline capsules online.