Lymecycline 408mg
Tetralysal 300mg
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28 capsules
56 capsules
84 capsules
28 capsules
56 capsules
84 capsules
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About Lymecycline

Lymecycline 408 mg is a long-acting acne treatment belonging to the tetracycline class of antibiotics.

It works by inhibiting the growth of the bacteria which causes the infection, allowing the skin to heal more effectively.

How long will it take for Lymecycline to work?

In the treatment of acne, it may take up to 8 weeks for the effects of the treatment to become noticeable. You may notice a difference within the first week of taking Lymecycline, however it all depends on the individual. On average, patients see optimal results after 8 weeks.

When taking antibiotics, it’s important to complete the course of the prescribed treatment, even if the symptoms subside or you feel better. Stopping the treatment of antibiotics early can cause the bacterial infection to return or may affect future antibiotic treatments.

How to use Lymecycline

Lymecycline is taken once a day with a glass of water. You should take Lymecycline at the same time each day, ideally in the morning.

What should I do if I forget to take a dose of Lymecycline?

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take more of the medicine to make up for missed doses.

What should I do if I accidentally take too much?

If you accidentally take too much Lymecycline, speak to your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.

Lymecycline side effects and cautions

All medications carry the risk of side effects. Educating yourself on the possible side effects your medication poses is important. Not everyone experiences these side effects.

Common side effects (affecting less than 1 in 10 patients) of Lymecycline can include:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach ache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headaches

For a more extensive list of side effects, read the patient information leaflet supplied with your medicine.

How should I report side effects?

If you experience any side effects while taking Lymecycline, report them to your pharmacist or doctor.

Who should not take Lymecycline?

Lymecycline should not be taken if you:

  • Are under 12 years old
  • Have ever had kidney disease
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Are allergic to tetracyclines or any of the ingredients of Lymecycline

If you have ever had kidney disease, do not take Lymecycline.

Frequently asked questions

Can Lymecycline affect birth control pills?

There is little to no evidence to suggest that Lymecycline interacts with oral contraceptives. However, if you experience vomiting or diarrhoea while taking Lymecycline, your hormonal contraceptive may become less effective.

Is it safe to take Lymecycline while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Lymecycline should not be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Will Lymecycline affect any other medicine I take?

This treatment may also interact with oral contraceptives, rendering them ineffective. You should use an alternative form of contraception, such as condoms, during your course of treatment.

Is Lymecycline the same as Tetralysol?

Tetralysol is a treatment for acne which contains 408 mg of Lymecycline.

Both medicines contain the same active ingredient.

Table of contents

About Lymecycline

How to use Lymecycline

Lymecycline side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Lymecycline
  • Active Ingredient(s): Lymecycline
  • Manufacturer: Somex pharma
  • Presentation: Capsules
  • Available Quantity: 408 mg
  • Exemption: Prescription Only Medicine
  • Application: Men and women over 18 with acne
  • Dosage: Take one tablet per day
  • Description: Antibiotic treatment for acne
  • Drug Class: Antibiotic
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Tell our prescriber if you are pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant
  • When Breastfeeding: Tell our prescriber if you are breastfeeding

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