Lymecycline is a prescription-only antibiotic medication recommended for the treatment of acne and other bacterial infections in the human body. The most common brand name for Lymecycline is Tetralysal 300.
Lymecycline is an oral antibiotic medicine used to treat acne. It helps in clearing up bacterial skin infections and inflammation of the skin. Lymecycline is prescribed in cases of acne where over-the-counter medications have proven ineffective. Lymecycline helps in preventing the production of the proteins that acne-causing bacteria need to multiply and therefore helps in clearing up the acne infection.
Acne is caused by bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes. These bacteria survive on your skin by feeding on sebum produced by sebaceous glands in the skin. The bacteria cause the sebaceous glands to irritate and get inflamed, this causes spots also known as pimples. Lymecycline reduces the number of bacteria on your skin and reduces the inflammation in the sebaceous glands to help the skin heal.
Lymecycline belongs to the category of acne antibiotics called tetracycline antibiotics. These are highly effective medications against acne in adults. The benefits of using Lymecycline are:
Lymecycline helps cure the skin acne in cases where over-the-counter medication has proven ineffective.
Lymecycline works by eliminating the acne-causing bacteria from your skin, thus curing the root cause of acne to provide long-lasting relief.
Lymecycline treats acne to restore the natural smoothness and good health of your skin.
Lymecycline is administered in the form of oral medication which is easy to take and convenient.
Effective treatment of acne helps to restore your confidence and makes you feel better about your skin.
Lymecycline is a prescription antibiotic and you should follow the instructions for dosage as directed by your prescription. Usually, for the treatment of acne, the recommended dosage is one capsule of Tetralysal 300 per day. One capsule contains 408mg of Lymecycline.
Always take Lymecycline as directed by your prescription, but also make sure to read the patient information leaflet in the pack before taking the medicine. Usually, the recommended way for taking Lymecycline is:
One tablet/capsule (Lymecycline 408mg) per day
Swallow the medicine whole with a glass of water
Take the medicines at the same time every day, to make it easier for you to remember
It is preferable to take medicines in the morning
Lymecycline capsules can be taken with or without food
Avoid taking this medicine just before lying down or at bedtime
If you forget a dose of Lymecycline, take it as soon as you remember but don't take two doses of Lymecycline to make up for the missed dose
Lymecycline is a prescription medicine and you should follow the instructions for the medication as advised by our team. Keep the following information in mind before taking Lymecycline:
Lymecycline is not a medication that is suitable for everyone. Discuss your health conditions with our team and mention to them any treatments that you may be undergoing or any other medicines that you are taking. Do not take Lymecycline if you:
Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Are under 12 years of age. Lymecycline is not suitable for children
Have liver-related diseases such as jaundice. Or have had liver problems in the past
Are allergic to any of the ingredients of Lymecycline
Have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) – an inflammatory condition
Are taking any medication which may interact with Lymecycline
Have a muscle-weakness condition called myasthenia gravis
Like all medicines, there are a few side effects observed due to Lymecycline. Just because a side effect is mentioned here, does not mean that every person taking this medication will experience these side effects. Some of the common side effects of Lymecycline include:
Sensitivity to sunlight
Some medicines can interact with Lymecycline to reduce the effectiveness of your medication and vice versa. These medicines include:
Blood thinning medications such as warfarin & diuretics
Indigestion remedies such as antacids or laxatives
Ulcer healing medicines
Quinapril (for hypertension)
Any other acne medication such as retinoids
Multi-Vitamin supplements such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, or iron
You can buy Lymecycline online from MedsNow, an online pharmacy in the UK. As this is a prescription medication, consult our online clinic for help and advice, and we can prescribe a treatment that is appropriate for you. The medication is conveniently delivered to your doorstep.
Store Lymecycline in a cool place with a temperature below 25°C. Always store the medicine in the original container. Keep the medicine out of sight and out of reach of children. When expired, do not dispose of Lymecycline capsules in the bin, instead, talk to your local pharmacist to safely dispose of the medicine.
It is not advisable to drink alcohol when taking Lymecycline or any other antibiotic medicine. However, if you take Lymecycline in the morning, then it is unlikely to be affected by any alcohol you consume in the evening.
Lymecycline usually takes up to eight to twelve weeks to show a visible reduction in acne. This is because acne is slow to respond to oral antibiotic medicines. It also depends on the severity of your acne.
Lymecycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that is highly effective for acne. There are other alternatives for those who do not find lymecycline works well for them.
Another type of antibiotic called Macrolides are similar to Lymecycline and may be used instead of Lymecycline for the treatment of acne. Macrolide antibiotics such as erythromycin are also oral antibiotics.
Lymecycline is much more effective compared to topical antibiotics, however, a combined therapy including Lymecycline and a topical agent such adapalene, azelaic acid or benzoyl peroxide may show better results than single-agent treatment in some cases.
Lymecycline does not interact with hormonal contraceptives such as the pill. However, if you get vomiting or diarrhoea as a side effect of taking Lymecycline, this may make your contraceptive pill less effective. If this happens, follow the instructions related to vomiting and diarrhoea when taking the pill given in your patient information leaflet with your contraceptive pills. Lymecycline does not have any effect on your fertility.
Lymecycline is an antibiotic but it does not contain penicillin. Therefore, it is safe for people who are allergic to penicillin.
Lymecycline does not stain full-grown adult teeth. But, Lymecycline can stain teeth that are still growing such as for children under the age of 12. Therefore, Lymecycline is not considered suitable for children below the age of 12. Lymecycline may also affect the quality of teeth for an unborn child or newborn baby, therefore it is not recommended for pregnant women or breastfeeding women.
Yes. Lymecycline is an effective antibiotic medication for the treatment of acne in adults.
No. Lymecycline does not have any permanent effect on the quality of your skin.
In some cases, completing a course of the antibiotic Lymecycline controls your acne to a level where regular use of a cleanser or topical medication can keep your acne at bay. In other cases, you may find your acne returning after some time of stopping Lymecycline.
If you have been taking Lymecycline capsules for longer than 3 months, it is advisable to take a break from the medication once your acne has cleared up to check the effect. If the acne returns, consult with our team before repeating the medicine.
No. Lymecycline is a prescription medication that can only be obtained if you have had it prescribed for you.
Consult with us before taking any medication for Rosacea. In some cases, Lymecycline is an effective antibiotic for Rosacea, but it is for a healthcare professional to decide if Lymecycline is the best antibiotic for your skin condition or not.
Yes. Lymecycline has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the inflammation in your sebaceous glands to alleviate the discomfort and skin irritation you feel due to acne.
A moderate intake of milk is completely all right when taking Lymecycline. Avoid consuming large amounts of milk or dairy products.