Tetralysal is the branded version of Lymecycline, which 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
- Branded version of the cheaper generic Lymecycline
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Tetralysal contains an oral antibiotic called lymecycline which helps to remove any harmful bacteria in the body which may contribute to acne.
How long does it 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 it 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?
You can eat and drink as usual while taking lymecycline.
There are few side effects associated with Tetralysal. The most common are gastrointestinal discomforts, such as nausea and vomiting, but this is normal and should subside over time. In rare cases, Tetralysal can also cause fungal infections such as thrush, skin reactions.
You should stop taking Tetralysal and inform a healthcare professional if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Severe, persistent headache
- Double or blurred vision
- Unexplained bruising
- Persistent sore throat
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
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.
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