Acne (also called ‘zits’, ‘spots’ or ‘pimples’) is a common skin condition that causes black, white or red spots, usually on the face. It can also affect the back and the top of the chest.

Acne often causes lots of worry and distress but can usually be cleared up, or at least improved a lot, with the right treatment. 

Acne can be caused by a wide variety of factors…

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tetralysal, lymecyline

Tetralysal (Lymecycline) Capsules

  • Used when topical treatments are not effective
  • Single daily dose
  • Course usually lasts 8-12 weeks
Treclin Gel, Acne Gel, Isotretinoin and Erythromycin Gel

Treclin Gel

  • For moderate-to-severe acne
  • A rub-on (topical) retinoid
  • Contains antibiotic Clindamycin
Isotrexin 30g gel

Isotrexin Gel

  • For mild-to-moderate acne
  • A rub-on (topical) retinoid
  • Contains antibiotic Erythromycin
Differin gel, Differin cream, Differin


  • For mild-to-moderate acne
  • A rub-on (topical) retinoid
  • Does not contain any antibiotics
  • Comes in gel and cream form


  • For mild-to-moderate acne
  • Contains Benzoyl Peroxide which reduces acne-causing bacteria on the skin
  • Does not need a prescription

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