Lymecycline (Generic)


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  • Lymecycline (Generic)

Lymecycline (Generic)

  • Medication features

    Lymecycline capsules are an oral antibiotic that are used to treat moderate acne. It is designed to be taken once daily. It works by killing the acne causing bacteria that live on the skin, reducing their numbers by preventing them from making the proteins they need to reproduce. By reducing the number of bacteria that cause acne outbreaks, reduces skin inflammation and gives the skin time to heal.

    • Lymecycline tablet is an antibiotic used to treat acne
    • Simple one a day dose
    • Cheaper generic version of Tetralysal


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If you suffer with acne, but other acne treatments including topical treatments haven't worked, book an online consultation at Pharmacy Online and speak with one of our UK registered doctors about taking lymecycline capsules.

How does Lymecycline treat acne?

Lymecycline is a prescription only medicine sold under the brand name Tetralysal. It's an oral antibiotic in a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics.

Lymecycline capsules treat acne by killing the bacteria causing acne found on the skin's surface.

These bacteria feed on sebum produced by the sebaceous glands, however their waste products then irritate the sebaceous glands causing infection and inflammation of the skin.

Lymecycline capsules work by removing any harmful bacteria in the body which may contribute to acne.

Lymecycline capsules contain medicines called tetracycline antibiotics

Each Lymecycline capsule contains a tetracycline type antibiotic medicine that treats bacterial infections. The antibiotics in Lymecycline 408mg capsules work by reducing and removing the bacteria that cause acne, by preventing them from reproducing.

Are Lymecycline capsules effective?

Taking lymecycline for acne is one of the most effective ways to treat acne. Lymecycline works to tackle the underlying cause of acne, in this case bacteria, rather than simply treating the symptoms.

In clinical trials, taking a tetracycline antibiotic has been shown to be a more appropriate treatment for acne than any other medicines.

Please bear in mind that while acne can't be cured it can be treated and the symptoms managed with antibiotic medicines. You can buy lymecycline online at Pharmacy Online.


  • How long does Lymecycline take to work?

    Lymecycline works slowly against acne. You should start to see some improvement within a week, but it can take several weeks before your acne clears.

    To reap the benefits of lymecycline capsules, finish the full course as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Will Lymecycline affect my contraception?

    Lymecycline doesn’t stop the contraceptive pill from working, including the combined pill and emergency contraception.

    But if Lymecycline gives you severe diarrhoea or vomiting, you should use other methods of protection as oral contraceptives may not be as effective.

    Speak to your doctor for more information.

  • Why have I got a skin rash?

    Lymecycline capsules are a prescription only medicine, and they can cause common side effects including skin rash.

    If you are worried about your skin rash, speak to your doctor.

  • Can I drink alcohol with this medication?

    Yes, you can drink alcohol with Lymecycline.

  • Is there any food or drink I need to avoid when taking Lymecycline?

    You can eat and drink as usual while taking Lymecycline.

Side Effects

There are a few side effects associated with Lymecycline. The most common are gastrointestinal discomforts such as abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, but these are normal and should subside over