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Lymecycline is a medication for acne, which fights bacteria improves the look of your skin. It needs to be taken for several weeks in order to take visible effect. Epiduo is a topical gel that help treat acne symptoms.

To buy Lymecycline and Epiduo online, you need a prescription. You can get both a prescription and medication using our convenient online doctor service. Just fill in our brief assessment questionnaire and choose your preferred treatment. Our doctor will use your answers to check which treatment is suitable for you, just like your GP would. You will need to upload a photograph of the affected skin area, so our online doctor can assess your skin condition.

Treatment for: Acne
Type of drug: Tetracycline antibiotics
Prescription or over-the-counter: Prescription-only medication
Branded or generic: Branded Lymecycline
Active ingredient: Lymecycline
Dosages available: 408mg
Time to start working: 3 hours
Common side effects include: Facial swelling, headache, skin rash, sensitivity of skin, nausea, sensitivity to light, nausea

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Lymecycline and Epiduo - 3 month £60

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Lymecycline Capsules and Epiduo Gel for Acne
Lymecycline is a medication that belongs to the group of tetracycline antibiotics. It can be prescribed for a range of bacterial infections but is most commonly used to treat acne vulgaris. Acne is caused by bacteria called propionibacterium acnes, which live on your skin. They live of excess sebum your skin produces and cause inflammation, whiteheads and spots. In some cases, they can also cause the development of large cysts. Lymecycline kills acne bacteria and allows your skin to recover from inflammation and bacterial infection. 

We only offer lymecycline with Epiduo because it’s recommended by NICE and the PCDS to only offer antibiotics with topical creams.

Please note: where a generic product has been ordered we may use a range of manufacturers to provide you with your medication, in order to maintain our service levels.
Acne treatment with lymecycline involves a standard course of three months, during which you will be taking one tablet daily. Each lymecycline tablet contains 300mg of lymecycline, the active substance. You should follow the course as prescribed by your doctor unless you suffer from side effects. It takes time for acne to respond to antibiotic treatment, which is why lymecycline is taken for three months. You should notice a significant improvement within this time frame.
You should take your daily lymecycline tablet every morning with a glass of water. If you have forgotten one dose of lymecycline, just take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next capsule, just take one. Do not take two capsules at the same time to make up for a missed dose.

Epiduo gel contains 0.1% adapalene and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. You use it once a day and apply a thin layer of gel to your acne symptoms.
When you order lymecycline from Alpha XR, our online doctor will make sure the antibiotic is suitable for you. It is important that you answer all questions on our assessment questionnaire correctly and carefully, as lymecycline and other tetracycline antibiotics are not suitable for everyone.

You can not take lymecycline, if you:

  • are allergic to lymecycline or any other tetracycline antibiotic
  • are allergic to any other ingredient in lymecycline
  • have kidney disease
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • are trying for a baby

Tell your doctor before taking lymecycline tablets if you:

  • have ever had a liver problem
  • have been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus or Myasthenia Gravis
You may not be able to use Epiduo if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or need to spend a lot of time in direct sunlight.
The active ingredient in lymecycline can interact with certain other medications. Tell your prescribing doctor about any medications you are taking or have recently taken before beginning treatment with lymecycline. This includes over the counter medicines and natural remedies.

Make sure you tell your doctor if you are taking:

  • medication to thin your blood (for example Warfarin)
  • diuretics
  • any other acne medication

Lymecycline interacts with hormonal contraception and can render it ineffective. You may need to use additional protection while taking the antibiotic and for a week after your treatment has ended.

Do not take lymecycline if you are taking:

  • indigestion remedies
  • the high blood pressure medication quinapril
  • ulcer healing drugs
  • nutritional supplements containing aluminium, calcium, magnesium, iron or zinc
Epiduo can also react with some other medication. Make sure you mention all your current medications when ordering acne treatment.
Common side effects of lymecycline

  • abdominal pain
  • feeling and being sick
  • diarrhoea
  • headache

For a full list of possible side effects read the patient leaflet supplied with your lymecycline tablets.

Stop taking lymecycline if you experience:

  • swellings of the face, throat or tongue
  • difficulty breathing
  • hives, blistering, peeling or skin rash
  • ulcers in the mouth or on your lips
  • ulcerations or lesions in the genital or anal area
  • visual disturbances
Epiduo can also cause side effects, including: redness, dryness, peeling, burning, stinging, scaling, swelling, itching, or your acne symptoms getting temporarily worse.

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