Lymecycline and Epiduo

Order consultation for Lymecycline capsules and Epiduo gel

Lymecycline capsules and Epiduo gel

Lymecycline is an antibiotic used to treat acne, a very common skin condition. It is taken orally over the course of several weeks.

To place a prescription order for acne treatment, fill in our brief questionnaire. You can choose a preferred treatment, such as Lymecycline. You will need to upload a photograph so our doctor can diagnose your acne.

One of our doctors will check if the medication is suitable for you and issue your prescription to a local pharmacy in Ireland or your home address. Alternatively, you can choose to have your medication delivered directly to your door.

A consultation for a prescription for acne treatment costs €21.50.

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How to take Lymecycline with Epiduo

You'll need to take one 408mg lymecycline tablet once a day, ideally in the morning. Swallow your tablet with plenty of water and avoid consuming large amounts of milk or milk products shortly before and after taking Lymecycline.

Apply a thin layer of Epiduo gel to your acne symptoms once a day.


Each lymecycline tablet contains 408mg of the active ingredient of the same name. Additional ingredients include magnesium stearate, colloidal silica, gelatin, titanium dioxide, erythrosine, quinoline yellow and indigo carmine. Lymecycline tablets are usually hard gelatin capsules with a blue cap and a white body.

Epiduo contains adapalene and benzoyl peroxide, and also disodium edetate, docusate sodium, glycerol, poloxamer, propylene glycol (E1520), simulgel 600PHA, and purified water.

Please ensure you keep your medication out of reach of children and store it at temperatures below 25 °C.

Common side effects

Common side effects of Lymecycline are:

  • Feeling nauseous and being sick
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache

Common side effects of Epiduo are:

  • Dry skin
  • Getting a skin rash on the areas that you apply Epiduo
  • Redness, irritation, or burning sensation where you've used Epiduo
  • Scaly skin
Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is an IMC and GMC registered GP who works with our Irish team here at ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training at Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Last reviewed: 22 Dec 2020