Lymecycline is an antibiotic. It's used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as acne, chest infections and sinus infections.
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What is Lymecycline?
Lymecycline is an antibiotic used to treat infections. It's mainly used to treat acne but can also be used for treating chest and sinus infections, sexually transmitted diseases and mouth infections.
How does it work?
It works by killing the bacteria that is causing the infection. It kills the bacteria by stopping them from making the proteins they need to function.
Is Lymecycline suitable for me?
Most people are able to take Lymecycline however, to make sure the medication is safe for you ensure you tell your doctor about any previous allergies and medical conditions.
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All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Lymecycline.
Take one capsule daily each morning, swallowed with a glass of water.
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Lymecycline Patient Leaflet
Lymecycline is available on prescription as capsules or a liquid that you drink. It can also be bought from pharmacies and supermarkets for use by adults and children over 12 years of age. Lymecycline is also sometimes used to prevent malaria if you're travelling to an area where there's a risk of getting it.
Lymecycline is not suitable for some people. To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have:
- kidney problems
- liver problems
- myasthenia gravis (a condition that causes muscle weakness)
If you're pregnant or breastfeeding
Lymecycline capsules and liquid contain the active ingredient lymecycline hydrochloride, which is a type of medicine called a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by preventing bacteria from producing the proteins that are essential to them. Without these proteins, the bacteria cannot grow, multiply and increase in numbers. Lymecycline kills a wide variety of different types of bacteria, including:
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae
- Chlamydia trachomatis
- Ureaplasma urealyticum
- Listeria monocytogenes
The medicine is active against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Gram-positive bacteria are more susceptible to lymecycline than gram-negative bacteria.
Lymecycline is absorbed into the bloodstream from the gut and is distributed throughout the body. With appropriate treatment and plenty of rest, most people with bacterial infections should recover within a few days. However, in some cases of infection, lymecycline may be used to prevent further problems from developing or to reduce the risk of complications occurring. This includes malaria in areas where there's a high risk of getting it.
The following side effects have been reported with lymecycline:
A common problem is feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting). You might also feel abdominal pain and constipation when taking this medicine. Taking lymecycline with food can help to reduce these symptoms. However, avoiding dairy products may also help, as they can increase the amount of medicine that's absorbed from your gut.
Headache is another common side effect. This should improve within a few days as your body adjusts to the medicine.
Lymecycline Further Side Effects
Other side effects that have been reported include:
skin reactions such as rashes and itching (urticaria)
photosensitivity (increased sensitivity to sunlight)
tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
vertigo (a feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning around)
yeast infection of the mouth (oral thrush)
You might experience one or more of these side effects when you first start taking lymecycline. However, they should improve over time as your body adjusts to the medicine. Let your doctor know if you have any troublesome side effects that don't improve or if they get worse.
Lymecycline can be used by adults and children aged 12 years of age and older for a number of conditions including:
- acne infections caused by bacteria that are most commonly referred to as 'pus-forming' (pyogenic), these include abscesses, boils and cellulitis (infection under the skin). They usually affect the skin of the back, face and neck
- lymphogranuloma venereum, a sexually transmitted infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria that affects the lymph glands in both men and women
- infections after surgery or dental procedures
- tuberculosis (TB)
- bladder infections
- malaria prevention in areas where there's a high risk of getting it.
Lymecycline is also sometimes used to treat other types of bacterial infections, including those affecting the intestines. However, you should only use lymecycline for these conditions if your doctor has recommended it.
Before taking lymecycline capsules or liquid, tell your doctor if:
- You are allergic to lymecycline, other tetracyclines (such as doxycycline or minocycline), or any of the ingredients in these products. Ask your doctor for a list of ingredients if you're unsure
- You are taking any other medicines as they may interact with lymecycline and cause unwanted side effects
- You have kidney problems, as your dose may need to be adjusted
- You have liver problems
- You have diarrhoea that hasn't been diagnosed by a doctor. Taking lymecycline while you have undiagnosed diarrhoea could make your symptoms worse.
If you're planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor before taking lymecycline. It's important to let your doctor know if you have any pre-existing health conditions, as they may affect how well this medication works for you.
It's also important to drink plenty of fluids while taking lymecycline, as it can cause dehydration in some people. Avoid drinking alcohol or strenuous exercise when taking this medicine, as these activities may increase the risk of side effects such as dizziness and nausea.
If you experience any troublesome side effects after taking this medication, speak with your GP or pharmacist for further advice. To continue taking lymecycline safely and effectively, follow your doctor's instructions carefully at all times. If you have any concerns or questions, talk to your healthcare provider.
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What is the difference between Lymecycline and Doxycycline?
Both lymecycline and doxycycline are antibiotics that are used to treat acne. They work in similar ways, but there are some key differences between the two medications. Lymecycline is only available in oral form, while doxycycline can be taken orally or applied topically. Doxycycline is also available in a higher dosage than lymecycline. This may make it more effective at treating severe acne, but it also comes with a greater risk of side effects. When choosing between the two medications, your doctor will consider the severity of your acne and your individual health history.
Can I drink alcohol while on Lymecycline?
It's generally advised to avoid drinking alcohol while taking any medication. However, you may be able to drink alcohol in moderation while taking lymecycline. Talk to your doctor about whether or not it's safe for you to drink alcohol while on this medication.
Is this medication suitable for me?
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How is the medication delivered?
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Does Lymecycline affect depression?
There is no definitive answer to this question as everyone reacts differently to medications. Some people may experience increased levels of depression while taking lymecycline, while others may not notice any change. If you're concerned about how this medication may affect your mood, talk to your doctor. They can help you weigh the risks and benefits of taking lymecycline.
Is Lymecycline good for acne?
Lymecycline is a good option for treating acne. It works by reducing the inflammation and redness associated with acne, as well as preventing new breakouts from forming. Many people see an improvement in their skin after just a few weeks of treatment with lymecycline. However, it's important to continue using the medication as directed by your doctor in order to maintain clear skin. If you stop using lymecycline, your acne may come back.
If you're looking for a long-term solution for your acne, lymecycline may be a good option for you. It's important to follow your doctor's directions and to be patient while using this medication, as it can take several weeks to see results. But for many people, lymecycline is an effective way to clear up acne and achieve long-term remission.
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