Lymecycline is a prescription-only medication that is used mainly for the treatment of acne. It is a tetracycline-type antibiotic that is also used for the treatment of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and mycoplasma infections, trachoma, and some sexually-transmitted infections.
Lymecycline is also used for the treatment of infections by lice, ticks, fleas, and mites.
Lymecycline stops bacteria from growing and increasing their numbers. Your doctor may take a tissue sample to make sure that the infection is caused by bacteria.
This medication is mainly used for the treatment of acne because it is active against the bacteria that is commonly associated with acne, Propionibacterium acnes, a common type of bacteria that feeds on sebum that is produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin. The bacteria produce products and fatty acids that irritate the sebaceous glands, causing them to get inflamed and cause spots. Lymecycline controls the numbers of bacteria, which bring the inflammation of the sebaceous glands under control and thus allow the healing of the skin.
The main benefit of taking Lymecycline is putting acne under control. This is accomplished by controlling the number of bacteria that produce products and fatty acids that irritate the sebaceous glands.
Lymecycline comes in capsule forms. Doctors usually recommend taking one capsule of this medicine once daily, usually in the morning. Each capsule contains 408 mg of lymecycline.
When you are taking lymecycline for other infections, follow the instructions of your doctor or your pharmacist.
Swallow the capsule whole with a medium-sized glass of water. This medicine may be taken with or without food but you will have less risk of feeling sick if you take this medication with food.
Continue taking this medicine until you complete the course of treatment, even if you start to feel better. Stopping treatment early may result in the problem coming back.
In case you forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you remember, but do not take it anymore when it is nearly time for the next dose. Do not double the dose of lymecycline as a makeup for the missed dose.
It will help you to remember to take your medicine if you will take them at about the same time each day.
The usual dose of lymecycline is one capsule once daily, preferably in the morning.
Follow the instructions of your doctor if you are taking this medication for other infections.
Medicines and their side effects can affect individual users in different ways. Not everyone who uses this medication experiences the side effects.
The common side effects of lymecycline are the following:
Other possible side effects of lymecycline include the following:
Your doctor may regularly monitor you for any possible side effects if you take the medication for long periods of time.
Lymecycline should not be used by children under the age of 12.
Do not use sunlamps or sunbeds while taking this medication. You should protect your skin with clothing or a sun cream if you are going out in strong sunlight.
It is fine to drink alcohol in moderation while taking lymecycline.
Lymecycline should not be taken by people with decreased kidney functions.
It should not be taken by people who are allergic to any of its ingredients. It is necessary that you check the ingredients of this medicine if you know you have specific allergies.
You should not take this medication if you are allergic to other tetracycline-type antibiotics.
The following individuals must be given lower-dose of this medication:
Lymecycline should not be taken during pregnancy. Lymecycline can be deposited in the bones of the growing fetus, affecting the development of the skeleton and cause staining in teeth.
Lymecycline may pass into breast milk. It may cause staining of a nursing infant’s teeth.
Before you start taking lymecycline, share with your doctor a list of all medications and natural products you are taking. Always check first with your doctor before you start taking a new medicine while you are taking lymecycline.
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