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Tetralysal

Tetralysal is a prescription medication predominantly used to treat acne. It belongs to a group of medicines known as tetracycline antibiotics and contains the antibiotic, lymecycline. Acne is caused by a bacteria known as propionibacterium acnes which causes spots and pimples to appear on the face, back and chest in the form of blackheads and whiteheads, or pustules, nodules and pus-filled cysts which can lead to severe scarring. To fight the bacterial infection and help spots to heal antibiotics are prescribed, and in the case of acne, tetralysal is a particular antibiotic that is mainly used to clear acne. However, tetralysal can also treat other bacterial infections caused by tetracycline sensitive organisms such as:

  • Ear, nose and throat infections
  • Gastro-intestinal infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Trachoma

Tetralysal is available in the UK by prescription only therefore you should consult with a GP before taking this medication.

Last PIL Review Date: 27/01/2020

Please see Tetralysal Patient Information Leaflet

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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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  • Acitretin
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  • You have an allergy to Lymcycline or other similar antibiotics
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How does tetralysal work?

Lymecycline, the antibiotic in tetralysal, attacks and kills the bacteria which causes acne and stops it from growing and multiplying. The bacteria feeds on the sebum in the sebaceous glands, and in people with acne the sebaceous glands overproduce sebum. By killing off the bacteria and reducing the amount of bacteria there is less chance of new spots forming and allows the skin to heal.

Who is tetralysal suitable for?

Tetralysal is suitable for those who are suffering from a bacterial infection related to tetracycline sensitive organisms. Lymecycline has been used in the treatment of many bacterial infections including sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia. As tetralysal contains lymecycline it may be suitable for treatment of these bacterial infections, however, this medication is mainly suitable for those who are suffering from acne.

Acne is a chronic condition for many people and is not defined by the occasional spot, acne causes multiple painful and red spots to appear which may become infected and scar. In most cases, acne needs to be treated and antibiotics are one of the treatment options. Tetralysal is suitable for adults and children over 12 as acne is most common during puberty.

Who is tetralysal not suitable for?

This medication may not be suitable for everyone and you should consult with our online doctors before taking this medication to determine your suitability. There are a number of reasons why this medication may not be suitable, but usually it is because of an allergy, health condition or interaction with other medication. You may not be suitable to take tetralysal if you’re pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Tetralysal and pregnancy

Tetralysal can enter the placenta and therefore is not usually prescribed during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding, however, your GP will be able to advise on the risks of taking this medication whilst pregnant or if you’re planning to become pregnant. It’s usually not advised as tetralysal can affect the development of milk teeth and lead to permanent discolouration which is why it’s also not suitable for children under 8 years of age.

Tetralysal and health conditions

This medication may worsen some health conditions or put you at a greater risk of developing health problems. Tetralysal can have negative effects on the kidneys, and if you’re taking this medication long term your liver and kidney function will need to be monitored. You must not take this medication if you have existing kidney problems or kidney failure.

As with any medication if you are allergic to any of the ingredients you are not suitable to take it. In the case of tetralysal if you are allergic to lymecycline or any other tetracycline antibiotic then this medication is not suitable for you. An allergic reaction may be in the the form of a rash or itching.

Tetralysal and other medication

Before taking tetralysal you should tell your doctor about the medications you are currently taking to avoid interference between the drugs. There are certain medications which you should consider whether they’re safe to take with tetralysal, and these include:

  • Blood thinning medicines such as warfarin
  • Diuretics
  • Other medications that treat acne

The time you take each of your medication is also important as some medications must be spaced out and not taken at the same time as tetralysal. Medicines for indigestion, a medication for high blood pressure known as quinapril, and ulcer healing drugs should be taken at least two hours after taking tetralysal. Antacids which contain calcium, magnesium or aluminium can reduce the absorption of tetracycline and should not be taken alongside this medication.

Taking other antibiotics in combination with tetralysal may interfere and cause this medication to be less effective so ensure you are not taking any other antibiotic with tetralysal.

How to take tetralysal

Our doctors will prescribe you a specific dosage for this medication and it’s important to follow these instructions and not exceed the dosage. To treat acne you should take one tetralysal a day and this is usually for 8 weeks when acne begins to improve, this may be for a shorter duration if your acne clears up quicker. For infections the dosage is increased to one tablet twice a day. The dosage and duration will depend on the severity of your condition.

Are there any side effects of tetralysal?

All medications have some side effects, however, not everyone will experience them. There are common side effects of tetralysal which may affect up to 1 in 10 people and there are very rare side effects. You may experience other side effects which are not listed on the patient information leaflet but which may be associated with this medication. If you experience any of the following side effects or there are negative changes to your health whilst taking tetralysal you should stop taking this medication and consult your doctor.

Common side effects

Side effects which are experienced by more people include nausea, headaches, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.

Rare side effects

Rare side effects can be dangerous but fortunately do not occur frequently. You should pay close attention to any of the following side effects that you may experience and seek medical attention, these include:

  • Damage to the liver
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Jaundice
  • Disturbances in vision or loss of vision
  • Blistering or peeling of the skin
  • Vomiting
  • Discolouration of the teeth
  • Rash, hives or itching
  • Ulcers or lesions in the mouth, lips, genitals or anus

Although allergies to tetralysal are rare you should look out for signs of a reaction and symptoms will usually display as a skin rash, itchiness, hives, and swelling of the eyes, lips, tongue and throat. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects and there may be more on your patient information leaflet or you may be experiencing some side effects which are not listed.

Is tetralysal effective?

Tetralysal can effectively treat acne or bacterial infections if used correctly. Acne in particular can take longer to treat and it’s important that you finish the course of treatment to ensure that the condition clears up thoroughly, and doesn’t worsen or return. It may take up to 8 weeks for tetralysal to clear acne.

How to buy tetralysal online

To buy tetralysal online legally and safely you will need a prescription from a General Medical Council (GMC) registered doctor which Doctor-4-U can provide. Firstly, you will need to submit a medical consultation form which our GMC registered doctors will review and once your suitability for this medication has been approved our UK-based pharmacy will dispense it and send it to you via a tracked courier service. Doctor-4-U makes buying tetralysal online safe, fast and convenient.

Dosage Instructions
The usual dosage for the chronic treatment of acne is 1 capsule daily (300 mg/day): treatment should be continued for at least 8 weeks.
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Tetralysal Dosage Quantity Cost Including Consultation
Tetralysal 300mg 28 Capsules £17.49
Tetralysal 300mg 56 Capsules £30.98
Tetralysal 300mg 84 Capsules £39.00

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