Lymecycline 480mg capsules are taken once a day to treat acne. Lemecycline belongs to the group of antibiotics of tetracycline. Superficial skin bacteria cause infection and inflammation of acne spots. Lemecycline reduces infection, and also reduces the formation and inflammation of whites and pimples
It may take up to 8 weeks of treatment before acne improves.
Lymecycline is produced by various pharmaceutical companies.
How to take
Lemecycline should be taken with a glass of water or another drink, usually in the morning. Some medicines, in particular indigestion tablets or tablets containing calcium, aluminium, magnesium, zinc or iron, should not be taken within 2 hours – see the manufacturer’s Lymecycline patient information leaflet for more details on other interacting medicines.
Side effects and warnings of lemecycline
It is not suitable for children under 12 and is only available over 18.
Pregnant and lactating women should not take Lymecycline. It is also not suitable for people with a medical history of liver or kidney disease, systemic lupus erythematosus or Myasthenia Gravis.
As with any medicine, Lymecycline can cause side effects, although these rarely require the discontinuation of capsules. Heartburn and indigestion, inflammation of the mouth and exacerbation of thrush are possible, as are discoloration of the teeth and inflammation of the pancreas, and liver damage, and diarrhea and intestinal disorder.
Allergic reactions or sensitivity reactions require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of this include swelling of the face and difficulty breathing or severe reddening and generalized peeling and blistering of the skin. These reactions are rare and usually occur at the start of treatment.
When Lymecycline is started, for a week to 10 days, oral contraceptive pills may be ineffective, and additional contraception is required during this period until the body adapts.
Lemecycline, like other tetracyclines, can increase sensitivity to sun and ultraviolet light, exposure to which should be reduced and where possible avoided.