• Lymecycline is an antibiotic mainly used for acne (spots) with a continent once daily dose.
  • It fights bacteria and improves the look of your skin.
  • visible effects can be seen within several weeks.


Lymecycline belongs to a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics.

The main use of Lymecycline is to treat acne. Acne appears as blackheads and whiteheads which people often refer to as pimples or spots.

Lymecycline attacks the bacteria that are one of the main causes of acne. The name of these bacteria is propionibacterium acnes.

This medicine can also be used to treat many other infections caused by bacteria.

How to take Lymecycline

Acne treatment with Tetralysal involves a standard course of 8-12 weeks, during which you will be taking one capsule daily preferably in the morning.

Swallow your capsules whole, with water. Do not suck, crush or chew them.

The capsules can cause throat irritation. To prevent this, swallow them with a large drink of water, and do not open or chew the capsules. Try to avoid taking the capsules just before lying down or at bedtime.

Lymecycline can be taken either with or without food. Having any dairy products with Lymecycline can effect absorption and therefore the effectiveness of the medicine.

Taken with a light meal

Please tear the aluminium strip carefully to remove capsule.

Getting the most from your treatment

Your course of treatment could last for at least eight weeks if you are taking it for acne. It is important that you keep taking the capsules regularly until the course is finished.

Some people develop thrush (redness and itchiness in the mouth or vagina) after taking a course of an antibiotic. If this happens to you, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Lymecycline can cause your skin to become more sensitive to sunlight than usual. Avoid strong sunlight and sunbeds until you know how your skin reacts.

This antibiotic can stop the oral typhoid vaccine from working. If you are due to have any vaccinations, make sure the person treating you knows that you are taking this medicine.

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