Lymecycline and Epiduo Gel


This combination of acne treatments is used to treat mild to moderate acne and works to prevent the formation of acne as well as treat the symptoms of acne.

About Lymecycline and Epiduo Gel

How should Lymecycline be taken and Epiduo gel applied?

Lymecycline should be taken once a day with water, preferably in the morning.

Each evening before going to bed, apply a thin layer of Epiduo gel to the affected area.

Epiduo gel has the potential to bleach any fabric it comes into contact with, as well as the hair, so be sure to thoroughly wash your hands after use.

How does this acne treatment combination work?

Lymecycline, as an antibiotic, works by killing the bacteria that cause acne in the first place.

Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide are two of the active ingredients in Epiduo gel. These work together to disrupt the skin processes that cause acne while also softening and peeling the skin and acting as an antimicrobial agent.

Will Lymecycline and Epiduo gel be an effective treatment?

This combination package of acne treatments is most likely to be effective for people who have mild to moderate acne with larger spots and lumps (nodules/cysts).

It could take up to four weeks before you notice a difference in your skin.

Will this treatment have any side effects for me?

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

Redness, dryness, skin peeling, and a mild burning sensation may occur as a result of using Epiduo gel.

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

Is it safe to take Lymecycline or apply Epiduo gel while pregnant or breastfeeding?

You should not take either medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Does Lymecycline or Epiduo gel interact with other medications?

Lymecycline can sometimes interfere with the effectiveness of other prescription and over-the-counter medications, so please let us know if you are taking any medications when requesting acne treatment.

During treatment, avoid using any products containing Benzoyl Peroxide and/or retinoids.

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 or Clairette).

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