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(Powder and Solvent for Cutaneous Solution)
Skincare medication

Zineryt is used in the treatment of acne vulgaris in children, adults and the elderly.

Medication effect duration

Once prepared, the resulting Zineryt cutaneous is stable for 8 weeks and is applied to the affected area of the skin twice daily

Skin treatment

Zineryt comes to you in a special bottle with a special applicator pad to it easy to apply the solution to the whole of the affected area of the skin to be treated.

How does Zineryt work

Common bacteria, found on the skin, feed on the sebum produced by the sebaceous glands found in skin cells. The waste products of this feeding process can cause irritation to the skin causing inflammation and the appearance of spots. The antibiotic present in Zineryt (erythromycin) attacks this group of bacteria, reducing the likelihood of inflammation and the development of spots.

How much does Zineryt cost?

Zineryt medication pack


30ml 90ml

Pack size

Prescription included

What should I do if I apply/take too much or miss a dose?

If you miss your dose of Zineryt then this should be applied as soon as possible. If your application is close to the time of your next dose, then you should leave a minimum of 3 hours between the doses.

Overdosage is highly unlikely with normal usage of Zineryt. Signs of a hypersensitivity reaction should be treated by washing the skin with copious amount of warm soapy water.

How long does it take Zineryt to work?

The time it would normally take Zineryt to work can be different for each patient. Some patients may start to notice a difference within the first week of using the treatment, whereas others may have to wait several weeks before a difference is noticed. The recommended treatment length is a minimum of 10-12 weeks. After this time, patients should be able to determine whether the treatment has worked for them or not.

How do I use Zineryt?

Detailed instructions on how to prepare the solution are present within the patient information leaflet provided. Once the powder and solvent have been mixed together, the resultant solution is stable for eight weeks.

You should wash your hands thoroughly and apply the solution twice daily (morning and night) all over the affected area (not just the spots). The frequency may be reduced to once daily at the start of treatment if hypersensitivity reactions are reported. If too much solution is applied, remove any excess by blotting with a dry and clean tissue. You should not apply any additional creams, ointments, cosmetics, etc. until the solution has completed dried.

Is it safe to buy Zineryt online?

Zineryt is a prescription only medicine. This means that the medication can only be issued following the presentation of a valid NHS or Private prescription. At PrivateDoc we have a team of GMC and GPhC registered doctors and pharmacists, all with many years of experience in prescribing for skincare issues. Once a consultation is completed, this is reviewed by one of our prescribers. If deemed appropriate, a prescription is issued and sent securely to our GPhC registered pharmacy, where the treatment will be dispensed and shipped securely.

What condition(s) can Zineryt be used for?

Zineryt contains an antibiotic which is used in the treatment of acne vulgaris (pimples/spots). The antibiotic reduces the growth of bacteria responsible for causing spots.

Who cannot use Zineryt

Do not use Zineryt if you are allergic or sensitive to the any of the active ingredients or any of the excipients.

For a full list of cautions and contraindications, click here for the product summary.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Zineryt is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding but should not be applied to the chest.

Click here for a full list of excipients.

Side effects

Like all medication, Zineryt can sometimes cause unwanted side effects to occur. Not everyone will experience side effects, but the most common ones are -

  • allergic reactions (rash, itch, swelling etc.)
  • temporary stinging of the skin
  • redness of the skin

Click here for the patient information leaflet which contains a full list of side effects.

Active ingredients

Zineryt 40mg + 12mg powder and solvent for cutaneous solution contains -

  • 40mg/ml erythromycin
  • 12mg/ml zinc acetate dihydrate (as the complex)

Click here for a full list of excipients.

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