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  • Reduces infection and inflammation
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Lymecycline is an antibiotic medication. It is most commonly used for treating the spots and skin breakouts associated with acne.

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    • Lymecycline is an antibiotic
    • It is part of the tetracycline family of antibiotics
    • It is used to treat the infected spots that can occur with acne
    • It is usually taken once a day
    • It can stain growing teeth, so children and pregnant women are usually advised not to take it
    • It is important to read the patient leaflet for a full list of side effects and cautions.

    Oily skin and acne can occur during the teenage years, but the conditions can persist for much longer. The glands within the skin start to produce too much sebum, a thick, greasy substance. When this is produced, it can block the glands. The blocked glands become a place where bacteria can thrive, leading to spots that are infected and painful. Acne can affect your self-esteem, too.

    Lymecycline works by stopping bacteria in the body from multiplying and increasing in number. As bacterial growth is slowed, the infection resolves. Lymecycline is particularly good at targeting the bacteria involved in acne breakouts.

    You may need to take lymecycline for several weeks or months for it to be fully effective.  

    Lymecycline capsules should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Usually just one capsule each day is required. 

    It can be better to take lymecycline with food, as this reduces the risk of the antibiotic making you feel sick.

    You should continue taking lymecycline until you have completed the course you are prescribed. This is true even if your symptoms clear up sooner. Stopping too soon may mean that the infection returns. It may also lead to problems with antibiotic resistance across the population. 

    Lymecycline is available as a capsule. Each capsule contains 408mg of lymecycline.

    It is common to take one capsule in the morning with a glass of water (around 200ml in volume). 

    Like many antibiotics, lymecycline can cause side effects in a small number of people. The most common side effects include:

    • Nausea (feeling sick)
    • Stomach pain
    • Diarrhoea
    • Headaches.

    These are likely to settle within a few days, but if they persist you may want to seek medical advice from a doctor or pharmacist.

    Occasionally more serious side effects can occur. Speak to a doctor straight away if:

    • Your skin becomes sensitive to sunlight 
    • You notice dark urine (pee) and pale stools (poo) with yellowing of your skin – this could be a sign of liver disease.

    If you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) including breathlessness, lip or tongue swelling, call 999 immediately.

    Lymecycline may not be suitable if you:

    • Have kidney problems
    • Have liver disease
    • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Have lupus
    • Have myasthenia gravis
    • Have ever had an allergic reaction to lymecycline or another medication
    • Are under 12 years old.

    During the Consultation with EU Meds, you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire to check that lymecycline is suitable for you. 

    Some medications can interact with lymecycline.  A prescriber from EU Meds will review your current medications, including any herbal remedies or supplements, to ensure that lymecycline will mix well with them. 

    Once prescribed, you can order lymecycline online for home delivery.

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