Lymecycline and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel


Both the antibiotic Lymecycline and the Benzoyl Peroxide gel (generic Acnecide) work to kill acne-causing bacteria while also treating mild to moderate acne symptoms.

About Lymecycline and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel

How should I use Lymecycline and Benzoyl Peroxide gel?

Take Lymecycline with water first thing in the morning.

After washing the affected area with a mild cleanser, apply a thin layer of Benzoyl Peroxide gel (generic Acnecide). It can be used once or twice a day, depending on how sensitive your skin is.

How does this combination acne treatment work?

Lymecycline is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria responsible for acne. Benzoyl Peroxide gel is also antibacterial, killing acne-causing bacteria. Benzoyl Peroxide gel added to this breaks down keratin, a protein that forms part of the skin structure, and thus breaks down blackheads and whiteheads while also unblocking clogged pores.

Will Lymecycline and Benzoyl Peroxide gel work?

This combination treatment is most likely to be effective for people who have papules (small red bumps with white tips), pustules (small red bumps with white tips), nodules/cysts, or a combination of all three types of acne lesions.

It is possible that it will take up to 6 weeks before you see any improvement in your acne.

Is there any risk of side effects from using Lymecycline or Benzoyl Peroxide gel?

Lymecycline can occasionally cause side effects such as nausea, diarrhoea, headaches, and stomach pain.

Because Benzoyl Peroxide gel can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight, it is critical to wear sunscreen. The treatment may also cause skin peeling, redness, and a mild burning sensation in the affected area. Fabric, towels, and hair will all be bleached by Benzoyl Peroxide gel.

See the patient information leaflets for Lymecycline and Benzoyl Peroxide gel for more information on side effects and proper use.

Is it safe to use Lymecycline or Benzoyl Peroxide gel while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Neither medication should be used while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Will Lymecycline or Benzoyl Peroxide gel interact with other medications?

You should always inform us if you are taking any other medications, as Lymecycline can sometimes interfere with how other medications work.

Avoid using any medications containing high alcohol concentrations, such as tretinoin, isotretinoin, or tazarotene, while using Benzoyl Peroxide gel.

Acne Treatment Alternatives

Some people treat their acne with a topical gel or cream alone, and some women with hormonal acne may be prescribed the contraceptive pill Co-cyprindiol (a common branded version being Dianette).

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