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Lymecycline & Epiduo gel acne treatment
  • Combination of oral antibiotic and branded gel
  • Effective acne treatment for some
  • Suitable for men and women 

Lymecycline and Epiduo gel

Used to treat mild to moderate acne, this combination of acne treatments works to both stop acne from forming as well as treat the symptoms of acne.

Lymecycline & Epiduo gel acne treatment
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*Our clinicians will prescribe the most suitable acne treatment for you

  • Combination of oral antibiotic and branded gel
  • Effective acne treatment for some
  • Suitable for men and women 

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. 

Generic Branded
Same active ingredient
Works in the same way
Often less expensive

What are Lymecycline and Epiduo gel?

  • How do take Lymecycline and apply Epiduo gel?

    Take Lymecycline once a day with water, preferably in the morning.

    Epiduo gel should be applied in a thin layer to the affected area each evening before going to bed.

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

  • How does this combination of acne treatments work?

    As Lymecycline is an antibiotic it works to kill the bacteria that cause acne in the first place.

    Epiduo gel contains two active ingredients, Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide. These work together to interrupt the skin processes that cause acne, softening and peeling the skin as well as working as an antimicrobial agent.

  • Will Lymecycline and Epiduo gel be an effective treatment?

    This combination package of acne treatments is likely to be most effective for those people who experience mild to moderate acne that is characterised by larger spots and lumps (nodules/cysts).

    It could take 4 weeks before you start to see an impact on your skin.

  • Will I experience any side effects with this treatment?

    Lymecycline can cause, can cause side effects including nausea, diarrhoea, headaches and tummy pain. 

    Epiduo gel may cause redness, dryness, skin peeling and a mild burning sensation.

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

  • Can I take Lymecycline or apply Epiduo gel during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

    You should avoid using either medication whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Will Lymecycline or Epiduo gel interact with other medications?

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

    During the course of treatment do not use any products that contain Benzoyl Peroxide and/or retinoids.

  • Alternative acne treatments

    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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