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What is Tetralysal?
Tetralysal is a medicine used to treat acne. Acne appears in the skin as blackheads and whiteheads which people commonly refer to as pimples or spots. Tetralysal attacks the bacteria that cause acne, called Propionibacterium acnes.
Tetralysal is an oral medication that belongs to the family of antibiotic known as a tetracycline antibiotic. It is often prescribed when over-the-counter acne treatments have proven ineffective.
The active ingredient in Tetralysal is lymecycline which belongs to a group of medicines called tetracyclines.
Tetralysal can be used for the treatment of many other infections caused by bacteria. Ask your doctor if you are not sure why he prescribed this medication.
How does Tetralysal work?
Tetralysal works by treating skin infections and inflammations caused by bacteria by preventing the bacteria from producing proteins that allow them to reproduce and grow. This essentially kills the bacteria from your skin.
What are benefits of using Tetralysal?
Tetralysal is an effective treatment for acne where over-the-counter acne medications did not work. It is effective in depriving the bacteria that cause acne of proteins that are essential for their reproduction and growth, essentially killing the bacteria from your skin.
How do I use Tetralysal?
Follow carefully the instructions given to you by your doctor. Also, read carefully and follow the instructions contained in the information leaflet that comes with the package of the medication.
Take Tetralysal by mouth twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Your doctor may ask you to take a different dose depending on your condition and how you react to the treatment.
Tetralysal may be taken with or without a meal.
For the treatment of acne, your doctor may ask you to take Tetralysal for up to 8 weeks. Continue taking the medication even if you do not see an immediate effect. Medicines may sometimes take several weeks before showing any effect.
This medication should only be used by the person to whom the prescription was issued.
The usual dose of Tetralysal is to take the tablet twice a day, one in the morning and one in the evening for up to 8 weeks.
Your doctor may change the dose of the medication depending on your condition and how you respond to the treatment.
Side effects & precautions
Like all medications, Tetralysal can cause some unwanted side effects. Not everyone who uses the medication will experience the side effects.
If you experience any of the following stop taking the medication and immediately see your doctor:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Swollen face, lips, and throat
- Ulcerations or lesions on the mouth, lips, genitals, and anal region
- Blistering or peeling of large areas of the skin
- Severe or persistent headaches or visual disturbances
The following are the common side effects of Tetralysal:
- Abdominal pain
The following are side effects of Tetralysal of unknown frequency:
- Allergic reaction resulting in swelling of the eyes, lips, or tongue
- Blistering or peeling of large areas of the skin
- Disturbances of eyesight
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
- Inflammation of the liver
- Ulceration or lesions on the mouth, lips, genital, and anal region
- Increased sensitivity to sunlight
- Increased pressure in the brain
- Pain in the upper part of the abdomen
- Itchiness, skin rash or hives
- Inflammation of the intestines
If you get any of the side effects, consult your doctor. If you experience any other side effects which you believe are associated with your use of Tetralysal, consult your doctor.
Do not take Tetralysal if you are allergic to lymecycline and other tetracycline antibiotics.
Do not take the medication if you ever had kidney disease, if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Tetralysal must not be given to children below 12 years of age.
Talk to your doctor before taking Tetralysal if you:
- Have hepatic impairment or renal insufficiency
- Suffer from systemic lupus erythematosus
While taking Tetralysal, avoid direct exposure to sunlight or artificial sunlight from sunbeds.
Tetralysal crosses the placental barrier and is distributed into milk. The medication must not be taken by a pregnant woman or a breastfeeding mother.
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
- Blood thinner medications
- Other medicines for acne treatment
Do not take Tetralysal at the same time you are taking the following medications:
- Remedies for indigestion
- Ulcer healing drugs
- Supplements containing aluminium, calcium, magnesium, iron, or zinc
Avoid the use of penicillin medications at the same time you are taking Tetralysal for possible interactions between the two products.
Tetralysal should not be used in combination with oral retinoids or oses of more than 10,000IU/day of vitamin A.
How do I buy Tetralysal online?
You can safely buy Tetralysal online at UK Meds. You will need to have first an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Tetralysal is the right medication for your medical condition.