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Lymecycline and Azelaic Acid acne treatment
  • Effective acne treatment for those with sensitive skin
  • Regular use can improve condition
  • Exfoliates and breaks down acne

Lymecycline and Azelaic Acid gel

A good option for those with sensitive skin, Lymecycline kills bacteria that cause acne and Azelaic Acid gel (generic Finacea) disrupts the skin processes that help symptoms form.

Lymecycline and Azelaic Acid acne treatment
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  • Effective acne treatment for those with sensitive skin
  • Regular use can improve condition
  • Exfoliates and breaks down acne

Generic or branded treatments?

Some treatments contain the same active ingredient but are sold under different names. If the active ingredient and the dosage are the same, the treatments will have the same effect and work in the same way. 

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Same active ingredient
Works in the same way
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What our patients say

What are Lymecycline and Azelaic acid gel?

  • How do I take Lymecycline and apply Azelaic Acid gel?

    Lymecycline should be taken each morning with water.

    Apply Azelaic Acid gel (generic Finacea) to a clean and dry affected area twice daily (in the morning and the evening). Regular use of Azelaic Acid is important so make sure you use it continuously throughout your course of treatment.

  • How does this combination of treatments work?

    Lymecycline works as an antibiotic, eradicating the bacteria that cause acne, treating the root cause of the condition.

    Azelaic Acid is a chemical exfoliator and breaks down the oil blockages in pores that provide a food source for bacteria that cause acne. This reduces the formation of blackheads and the amount of oil in the sebaceous glands, reducing inflammation and allowing the skin to heal.

  • Is the pairing of Lymecycline and Azelaic Acid gel effective?

    The combination package of Lymecycline and Azelaic Acid is likely to be more effective for those experiencing mild to moderate acne that is characterised by pustules (small red, white-tipped bumps).

    Azelaic Acid gel is easier on the skin than some topical acne treatments and is therefore more effective for those with sensitive skin.

  • Are there any side effects to either medication?

    Lymecycline can cause side effects in some people, these include nausea, tummy pain, diarrhoea and headaches.

    Azelaic Acid gel may cause a mild burning sensation to the affected area, redness, dryness and skin peeling. 

    For full information on side effects and correct use, see the Lymecycline and Azelaic Acid gel patient information leaflets.

  • Should I use either medication during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

    Do not take Lymecycline or apply Azelaic Acid gel whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Will either medication interfere with other medicines?

    It is important that you let your clinician know if you are taking any other medication when you go through this consultation, as Lymecycline may interfere with the effectiveness of other treatments. 

    It is also best to avoid other topical acne treatments or cosmetics while using Azelaic Acid gel, particularly those that contain high levels of alcohol.

  • Alternative treatments for acne

    Some people may use a topical gel or cream on its own to treat their acne, and some women who suffer from hormonal acne may be prescribed the contraceptive pill Co-cyprindiol (a common branded version being Dianette or Clairette).

  • Reordering treatment

    We will contact you through your Patient Record 6 weeks from your order to see how you are getting on with the medication. We may ask for some photos at this time as well to assess the response to treatment. It will also be an opportunity for you to give us feedback on your acne. Go to your Patient Record and select ‘reorder’. You will be required to fill in the online questionnaire each time you reorder.

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