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  • Zineryt


  • Medication features

    Zineryt lotion is a topical treatment for acne. It has two active ingredients that work together to prevent and control outbreaks. Erythromycin is an antibiotic that inhibits the growth and spread of bacteria, whilst zinc is a mineral that contains healing properties. Please note that this preparation has an expiry of 8 weeks if pre-prepared by our dispensing team.

    • Antibiotic treatment for acne
    • Easy pre-prepared roll on
    • 7-week expiry


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.

Zineryt is a liquid medication that is applied to the skin to help treat acne. It contains erythromycin, an antibiotic, which can help to remove harmful bacteria that are irritating the skin. It also contains zinc, which is an anti-inflammatory which reduces redness of the skin.


  • Can I use other acne treatments with Zineryt Lotion?

    You should not combine Zineryt with oral antibiotic acne treatments. Zineryt can be used with other acne creams; however, this is not usually necessary.

  • I have started using Zineryt Lotion and the treated area is red and irritated, is this normal?

    Redness and irritation of the treated area can occur when you use Zineryt for the first time. This is not usually serious and subsides typically within a week. This can be reduced by applying smaller amounts of lotion on the area until this wears off.

  • How long does it take for Zineryt to have an effect?

    Zineryt is usually used for a minimum of 10-12 weeks to treat acne. After three months, you should be able to tell if it has helped to improve your skin and then make a decision as to whether to continue or try another treatment. Using Zineryt for short periods may not show the full effects of the treatment.

  • Does Zineryt help with skin redness?

    Zineryt can temporarily worsen redness on your skin. However, after the course of treatment, the overall reduction in acne can help with inflammation of the skin too.

  • Does drinking alcohol affect Zineryt?

    Drinking alcohol will not affect the treatment, but it could make your skin worse if alcohol usually triggers your outbreaks.

  • Should I stop using Zineryt as soon as my acne clears up?

    If you find treatment with Zineryt successful and your acne improves, you can slowly discontinue treatment after 12 weeks. Do not stop treatment abruptly, as this can cause symptoms to return.

  • Zineryt cleared up my acne, but it has now come back, can I use it again?

    If you stop using Zineryt and your acne comes back, you may restart treatment at any point. If it does not work during the second use, it is suggested to try other treatment options.

  • Can I wear makeup whilst using Zineryt?

    Yes, you can wear makeup whilst using Zineryt. You should allow the lotion to thoroughly dry before applying makeup to the skin.

Side Effects

There are few side effects associated with Zineryt. The most common is temporary redness or a stinging sensation at the site of the application, but this is normal and should subside over time.

You should stop using Zineryt and inform your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing or talking, or swelling of the face and tongue
  • Red scaly rash with blisters under the skin
  • Painful rash or burning sensation that does not go away


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