- Proven efficacy against redness and inflammation of the skin
- Lymecycline is an antibiotic used to treat symptoms of Acne
- Available as a 408mg capsule
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Lymecycline is a prescription-only antibiotic medication used to treat acne. It works by reducing the acne causing bacteria, resulting in reduced acne symptoms such as inflammation, blackheads and whiteheads. Lymecycline 408mg (generic) and tetralysal 300mg (branded) are the same strength, both contain 300mg of the active ingredient, lymecycline.
Patient Information Leaflet (from EMC): https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/926/pil
Take one capsule once daily with a glass of water, usually in the morning - swallow the capsule whole, do not break or chew the capsule. It can be taken with or without food, however there is less risk of feeling nauseous if taken with food. Complete the
What happens when you stop taking Lymecycline?
If your acne has not improved, another course of treatment may be prescribed or different treatments can be prescribed.
What is the difference between Tetralysal and Lymecycline?
Tetralysal is the branded version of Lymecycline. Both contain the same active ingredient, lymecycline. Lymecycline 408mg (generic) and tetralysal 300mg (branded) are the same strength, both contain 300mg of the active ingredient.
What should I do if I forget to take a dose?
Take it as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time for the next dose. In this case skip the dose, do not double the dose of lymecycline as a makeup for the missed dose.
The common side effects of lymecycline:
- Feeling sick
- A headache
- Stomach ache
If you begin to experience any of the following symptoms, stop the treatment and consult your doctor:
- Skin sensitivity to the sun
- Pale faeces with dark pee, yellow skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow (this can be a sign of problems with the liver)
- Signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling of the tongue, difficulty breathing and hives