Lymecycline (Generic)


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  • Lymecycline (Generic)

Lymecycline (Generic)

  • Medication features

    Lymecycline is an oral antibiotic that is used to treat acne. It is designed to be taken once daily. It works by reducing the number of bacteria that causes acne outbreaks and stopping it from re-growing on the skin.

    • Antibiotic used to treat acne
    • Simple one a day dose
    • Cheaper generic version of Tetralysal


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Lymecycline, sold under the brand name Tetralysal, is an oral antibiotic which helps to remove any harmful bacteria in the body which may contribute to acne.


  • How long does Lymecycline take to work?

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

  • Will Lymecycline affect my contraception?

    Lymecycline doesn’t stop contraceptive pills 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.

  • 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 few side effects associated with Lymecycline. The most common are gastrointestinal discomforts, such as nausea and vomiting, but this is normal and should subside over time. In rare cases, Lymecycline can also cause fungal infections such as thrush and skin reactions.

You should stop taking Lymecycline and inform a healthcare professional if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • Severe, persistent headache
  • Fever
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.

Patient Information Leaflet