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Lymecycline capsules are from a family of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. It is used to treat acne by killing the bacteria which cause the infection and inflammation. Lymecycline can also be used in combination with some other acne skin treatments.
How long you need to take lymecycline capsules depend on how quickly your condition improves. Lymecycline is effective, but acne responds slowly to antibiotics, you should usually expect to see improvement after 8 weeks of treatment. You must take all the Lymecycline capsules that your doctor has prescribed you. If you stop taking Lymecycline capsules too soon, your acne or infection could get worse or come back.
Lymecycline is an oral tablet to treat your acne so you will still need to wash and cleanse your skin twice a day. Try your hardest to avoid picking or squeezing spots as this can make them more inflamed and may also lead to scarring.
How does Lymecycline work?
Lymecycline capsules are from a family of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. It is used to treat acne by killing the bacteria which cause the infection and inflammation.
How long does it take Lymecycline to work?
How long you take Lymecycline capsules depends on how quickly your condition improves. However, acne responds slowly to antibiotics, so they are not an instant fix. It can normally be at least 8 weeks.
You should continue to take your Lymecycline capsules as your doctor prescribes. If you stop taking them too soon, your acne could get worse or come back.Get Started
How do I take Lymecycline?
One capsule once a day, preferably in the morning. Lymecycline capsules should always be swallowed with a glass of water.
What happens if I take more tablets that I was supposed to, or I miss a dose?
If you take too many capsules, or you think a child or someone else may have swallowed any of your capsules, contact 111, tell your doctor immediately or go to your nearest hospital accident and emergency.
You should never take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you forget to take a dose take it as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the right time.Get Started
Is it safe to buy Lymecycline online?
While many online retailers claim to supply genuine medicines, they may be unregulated, provided without a genuine doctor consultation and potentially very dangerous. You can rest assured, PrivateDoc is a fully registered digital health service. We have UK registered doctors that review and assess every consultation. All the medicines we supply are 100% genuine and fully regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Special considerations when taking Lymecycline
Lymecycline should not be used if you:
- are under 12 years of age as it can cause permanent discolouration of tooth enamel and affect bone development
- are allergic to Lymecycline, any other tetracyclines or any of the other ingredients
- have ever had kidney disease
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
Do not take the following medicines at the same time as your Lymecycline capsules, take them at least two hours before, or two hours after:
- indigestion remedies
- ulcer healing medication
- quinapril (for high blood pressure)
- supplements containing calcium, aluminium, magnesium, zinc or iron
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
- oral retinoids (to treat acne)
- anticoagulants (to stop the blood clotting)
- diuretics (used to treat kidney disease, heart disease or high blood pressure)
- medicines for epilepsy including barbiturates e.g. phenobarbitone, phenytoin and carbamazepine
- methoxyflurane (an anaesthetic)
Lymecycline capsules with food and drink:
Absorption of lymecycline capsules is not affected by moderate amounts of milk (e.g. a glass). Lymecycline capsules should always be taken with a glass of water.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
Lymecycline capsules must not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Lymecycline capsules may affect the proper growth of developing teeth and lead to permanent discolouration.
What are the side effects associated with Lymecycline?
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking your capsules and tell your GP immediately or go to your nearest hospital accident and emergency department.
- Serious allergic reaction which causes swelling of the face, tongue and throat that can cause great difficulty in breathing
- Serious illness with severe peeling and swelling of the skin, blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes genitals and fever. Skin rash with pink-red blotches especially on palms of hands or soles of feet which may blister
Other side effects include:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
- Nausea (feeling sick)
- Abdominal pain
Unknown frequency of occurrence (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
- Disturbances of eyesight
- Vomiting (being sick)
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
- Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
- Increased pressure in the brain
- Changes in the number or type of certain blood cells
- Pain in the upper part of the abdomen
- Changes in some blood tests (tests of liver function)
- Itchiness, skin rash or hives
- Inflammation of the intestine
The following side effects may occur during treatment with the class of medicines to which Lymecycline capsules belongs (the tetracyclines):
- Inflammation or ulceration of the gullet, causing pain or difficulty swallowing or painful heartburn
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Inflammation of the pancreas
- Liver damage
- Teeth discolouration
- Inflammation or soreness of the tongue, mouth, cheeks, gums or lips
- Soreness or itching of the genital area
- Yeast infection around the anus or genitals
- Infection of the colon
- Permanent visual loss
For complete details about all side effects always read the Patient Information Leaflet