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Tetralysal 300mg (Lymecycline)

Tetralysal is a well-known acne treatment drug belonging to a group of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. Pregnant or breast-feeding women, patients suffering from kidney, or liver problems are unsuitable candidates for this medication. Consult your doctor before beginning this treatment.
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Tetralysal 300mg (Lymecycline)

Tetralysal is a well-known acne treatment drug belonging to a group of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. Pregnant or breast-feeding women, patients suffering from kidney, or liver problems are unsuitable candidates for this medication. Consult your doctor before beginning this treatment.


Tetralysal is a tetracycline antibiotic medicine recommended for the treatment of acne, also referred to as pimples or spots. Acne appears on the skin as whiteheads or blackheads due to the growth of the bacteria Propionibacterium Acnes on your skin. Tetralysal has the active ingredient lymecycline which has anti-bacterial properties and helps in clearing up the infection.

Tetralysal is a prescription medication used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in the human body. The primary use of Tetralysal is to treat acne. Acne refers to whiteheads or blackheads on your skin, also known as pimples or spots. Usually, your doctor will recommend Tetralysal for your acne if over-the-counter medication is ineffective.

Tetralysal or Tetralysal 300 are capsules with the active ingredient antibiotic Lymecycline. This medication belongs to the category of medicines known as tetracycline antibioticsLymecycline stops the acne-causing bacteria from growing on your skin by prohibiting the bacteria from producing the protein they need to multiply. This eliminates the acne-causing bacteria on your skin, reduces the inflammation in your sebaceous glands, and clears up the acne.

Tetralysal is a highly-effective remedy against severe acne. The benefits of using Tetralysal 300 are:

  1. Tetralysal is a strong antibiotic that is prescribed in cases where over-the-counter treatments of acne have proven ineffective.
  2. Tetralysal is an oral medication that is easy to take and convenient.
  3. Tetralysal eliminated the acne-causing bacteria from your skin, thus removing the root cause of acne and providing long-lasting acne relief.
  4. The medication restores the natural smoothness of your skin, leaving it in good health.
  5. Getting rid of acne is bound to restore your confidence and make you feel great about your skin.

Take Tetralysal as prescribed by your doctor. The dosage will vary according to the severity of the acne you have. Doctors usually prescribe one capsule of Tetralysal 300 per day for the treatment of acne. One capsule of Tetralysal 300 contains Lymecycline 408mg.

If you have been prescribed 
Tetralysal for the treatment of some other bacterial infection, the dosage may be different.

Tetralysal is a prescription medicine. Follow the instructions by your doctor to take Tetralysal and complete the prescribed course. Also, read the patient information leaflet and check the expiry date of the medicine on the pack. Here is the usual way in which Tetralysal should be taken:

  • Tetralysal is a hard gelatin capsule, to be swallowed whole with a full glass of water.
  • Take only the prescribed number of doses in one day. Space out the doses, with at least a four-hour gap if you need to take the medication more than once.
  • You can take Tetralysal with or without food.
  • For acne, the recommended course may be up to eight weeks. Acne is slow to respond to antibiotic treatment, keep up the medication even if there is no visible change in your skin condition.
  • Take Tetralysal sitting or standing up, to prevent any irritation to the oesophagus.

Some of the important information that you should know before taking Tetralysal is:

  1. Take Tetralysal only as per the prescribed dosage. An overdose can be dangerous for your health.
  2. If you or anyone else has taken an overdose of Tetralysal, visit a doctor immediately. Do this even if you are not experiencing any discomfort.
  3. Tetralysal makes your skin susceptible to sunburn. Avoid going outdoors in direct sunlight or tanning parlours when taking Tetralysal 300.
  4. If you need to undergo dental treatment or any other treatment, inform your doctor about your dosage of Tetralysal beforehand.
  5. Do not self-medicate or recommend this medicine to someone else without a professional medical opinion.
  6. Do not consume Tetralysal if the medicine has passed its expiry date.

Tetralysal capsules should not be taken in the following circumstances:

  1. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  2. If you are under 12 years of age.
  3. If you have liver problems or kidney problems.
  4. If you have systemic lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory condition), or any condition causing muscle weakness. Tetralysal may worsen these conditions.
  5. If you are allergic to lymecycline or any other ingredient of Tetralysal.

Like all medicines, there are some side effects reported due to Tetralysal 300. 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 Tetralysal include:

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach ache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Sensitivity to sunlight

Talk to your doctor if you are taking any medication or are undergoing any treatments when you are prescribed Tetralysal. Certain medications do not work well upon interaction with this medication, and therefore taking Tetralysal 300 with the below-listed medicines should be avoided.

  • Blood-thinning medicines such as Warfarin and Diuretics
  • Any other acne medication
  • Medicines for high blood pressure such as quinapril
  • Ulcer healing medicines
  • Antacids and laxatives
  • Multi-vitamins or supplements for calcium, aluminium, magnesium, iron, or zinc.

Discuss your ongoing medication (if any) with your doctor, before you take Teralysal.

You can buy Tetralysal online on MedsNow, a registered pharmacy in the UK. As this is a prescription medication, consult our doctor online, or get a prescription from an independent prescriber pharmacist before placing your order. The medication is conveniently delivered to your doorstep.

Store Tetralysal in a cool place with temperature below 25 degrees 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 it in the trash, instead, talk to your local pharmacist for safely disposing of the medicine. 

  1. Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Lymecycline?

  2. It is not advisable to drink alcohol when taking Lymecycline or any other antibiotic medicine. However, if you take Tetralysal in the morning, then it is unlikely to be affected by any alcohol you consume in the evening.
  3. How Many Lymecycline Tablets Should I Take?

  4. The recommended dosage for Tetralysal 300 (lymecycline 408mg capsules) is one per day. However, this is a prescription medicine and should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  5. Is Lymecycline a Strong Antibiotic?

  6. Yes. Lymecycline is a strong antibiotic medication, available only through prescription. It is an effective medicine for the treatment of bacterial infections in the human body.
  7. How Long Does It Take Tetralysal To Work?

  8. Tetralysal usually takes up to eight weeks to show a visible reduction in acne. This is because acne is slow to respond to oral antibiotic medicines.
  9. How Long Can You Take Lymecycline For?

  10. For acne, Lymecycline or Tetralysal is prescribed for eight weeks or a maximum of 3 months. Usually, the treatment's effectiveness needs to be assessed after 3 months and if this medication is not helpful, then some alternative medication will be prescribed.
  11. Can Lymecycline Make Skin Worse?

  12. No, there is no evidence to say that lymecycline can make skin worse.
  13. Do Lymecycline Capsules Work For Acne?

  14. Yes, Lymecycline capsules are primarily used to treat acne.

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