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Lymecycline

Lymecycline is a type of medicine used to help relieve acne. Available as a capsule, lymecycline helps to clear up acne with improvements beginning to show within a few weeks. Suffering from acne is a very common problem, and many people experience it at some point during their life. Most people have acne during adolescence, but it can occur at any stage of life. There are no physical long term side effects or medical impacts of acne, but it can be damaging to your self esteem and morale, which is especially disruptive during your teenage years. Lymecycline tablets can help you manage the problem.

If you need to take lymecycline, you can buy it online safely from a UK doctor such as Doctor-4-U by completing our simple medical questionnaire and getting a certified prescription.

See Lymecycline Patient Information Leaflet

Last PIL Review Date: 08/03/2019

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  • Lymecycline shouldn't be used by pregnant women, as it may harm the foetus. If you're a woman that is capable of having children, you should use contraception.
  • It's recommended to use a topical acne treatment alongside Lymecycline to improve the results and effectiveness of the antibiotics
  • You should always take a 14-day break from taking lymecycline every 6 months. This is so that you can see if you still need to take the medication or if your condition has improved enough to reduce or withdraw treatment
  • Lymecycline isn't a first-line treatment for acne, and that you should try to manage the condition with topical medications first.
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What is lymecycline and what does it do?

Lymecycline is a medicine taken in the form of a tablet to help clear up acne. It contains an active ingredient that treats the infection, inflammation, blackheads, and whiteheads caused by acne, which may not have long term physical health impacts, but it can affect a person’s self-esteem. Lymecycline is a type of antibiotic used to tackle acne caused by bacteria and many other bacterial infections from bronchitis to sexually transmitted infections. For acne, this treatment can produce results within a few weeks.

How does Lymecycline work?

Lymecycline is known as a generic medicine and is made up of an active ingredient of the same name. Lymecycline belongs to a family of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by destroying the bacteria that cause acne which is known as Propionebacterium acnes, and prevents it from multiplying. It kills the bacteria by stopping it from making the protein they need to survive. By reducing the number of bacteria this process helps to clear up the symptoms of acne.

Who is lymecycline suitable for?

Lymecycline is suitable for adults and children over 12 years old who are suffering from acne caused by bacteria that isn’t being controlled by lifestyle changes. Lymecycline may also be a suitable treatment for various bacterial infections such as chlamydia, or bronchitis, acute sinusitis, and infections of the abdomen. Speak to your GP about taking lymecycline for anything other than acne.

Who should not take this medicine?

For some people, lymecycline will not be the most appropriate treatment for their acne. This will be the case if you have a medical condition that could be made worse by taking lymecycline, or if you’re taking other medication which could interact with this drug. If any of the following apply to you, you must not take this medicine.

Do not take if you:

  • Are allergic to lymecycline or any other ingredient in this medicine (check the patient information leaflet)
  • Have or have ever had kidney disease
  • Are under the age of 12 years
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

You should also take special care and speak to your doctor before taking lymecycline if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Kidney problems
  • Liver problems
  • An autoimmune disease called lupus
  • A muscle-weakening disease called Myasthenia Gravis

Lymecycline and pregnancy

Always ask your doctor for advice before taking medicine while pregnant or breastfeeding. Tetracycline antibiotics such as lymecycline may pass into breast milk and cause discolouration of the infant’s teeth, and it may also cross the placenta and affect the development of the unborn baby’s skeleton and teeth, therefore this medicine is not recommended while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can you take lymecycline with other medicines?

Always tell your doctor or pharmacist if you’re taking other medicines, this includes prescription, non-prescription, and any supplements you may be taking, this is to ensure that there isn’t a risk of interaction with lymecycline which may cause unpleasant side effects.

The following medicines have been known to interact with lymecycline and should not be taken at the same time, these include:

  • Antacids
  • Iron supplements
  • Supplements containing aluminium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and bismuth
  • Quinapril
  • Warfarin
  • Isotretinoin
  • Warfarin
  • Diuretics
  • Medicines for epilepsy such as phenytoin and carbamazepine

There may be other medicines not listed here so always inform your doctor of any medication you’re currently taking.

Lymecycline and the pill

Lymecycline does not interfere with contraceptive pills including the combined pill and emergency contraceptive pills or stop them from working. However, if you have side effects while taking lymecycline such as vomiting or diarrhoea your pill may not have been fully absorbed and you may be less protected against pregnancy as a result. Read the patient information leaflet of your specific pill to find out what to do next if you’ve been vomiting or had diarrhoea while taking your pill.

Are there any side effects of lymecycline?

Like all medicines, there are some side effects of lymecycline, some are more common than others and not everyone who takes this medicine will experience side effects. The most common side effects that affect around 1 in 100 people are nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea, and headaches.

More serious but rarer side effects can include severe allergic reaction with signs such as:

  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Blistering or peeling of the skin
  • Ulcers or lesions of the mouth, lips, genitals, or anus

Other serious side effects include:

  • Severe headaches and visual disturbances
  • Signs of liver problems such as pale poo/dark pee, yellow skin and whites of eyes
  • Skin that’s sensitive to the sun

If you experience any of these serious side effects stop taking this medicine straight away and see a doctor immediately. If you’re having a severe allergic reaction you must call 999 or visit your nearest emergency department urgently as allergies can be serious and life-threatening.

How to take

Take lymecycline capsules with a glass of water, for acne the usual dose is one capsule to be taken once a day at the same time each day, preferably in the morning. Depending on the severity of your acne you may take this medicine for 8 weeks. The dose may be increased for other infections, your doctor will determine your dose based on the infection it is being used to treat.

How long can lymecycline be used for?

For the treatment of acne, lymecycline can be used for a minimum of 8 weeks, after which your doctor will check if your condition is improving and decide whether you should take lymecycline long term. If you’re taking this medicine for any other infection and you have not seen an improvement after 7 days, speak to your doctor.

Do you need a prescription for lymecycline?

You need a prescription from a GMC/EU certified doctor in order to buy lymecycline online. To buy this medicine from Doctor-4-U, simply complete our online consultation and if you are deemed suitable by our doctors, we will dispense your medication in our UK-based pharmacy and send it to you via a secure delivery service. If you are not deemed suitable for lymecycline, you will receive a full refund.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging that’s eco-friendly. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

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    Take ONE capsule daily. Normal course is 8 weeks.
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