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Oxytetracycline is an antibiotic which is used to treat bacterial infections.
It can be prescribed to help control and improve acne, but can also be prescribed to treat:
Acne is a common condition that causes inflammation, and red spots or pimples on the skin. It is commonly seen in teenagers due to hormonal changes that take place during puberty, but it can also affect adults.
Spots form when an oily substance (called sebum) blocks the hair follicles on the skin.
If bacteria come into contact with your skin, they can worsen the condition of your acne by inflaming the spots or by causing an infection.
Oxytetracycline stops acne-causing bacteria from reproducing so that the infection cannot spread.
This makes it easier for your body’s immune system to heal and treat your acne.
In a study taken on people with acne, Oxytetracycline was found to be a very effective treatment.
After taking 2 doses daily for 12 weeks, users averaged a 70% decrease in their acne.
Before taking any treatment you should always read the patient information leaflet (found to the right of this page). You should also take the medication as prescribed by your doctor.
However, the general guidelines for taking Oxytetracycline are as follows:
As with any medication, there is a chance of experiencing side effects. Usually, these are mild and will only last while you are taking treatment.
Some common side effects include:
If you have an allergic reaction to Oxytetracycline, stop taking treatment and seek medical help immediately. An allergic reaction could show up as:
You may not be suitable for this treatment if you:
This treatment is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
Please note: It is always best to avoid drinking alcohol on antibiotics. Consult your doctor if you have any questions before starting treatment.
The following medications should not be taken with Oxytetracycline:
Always remember to tell your doctor about any drugs you are taking, whether they are over-the-counter or recreational.
If you have already found that over-the-counter acne treatments don’t work for you, you can ask your doctor about trying a stronger prescription medication.
Below is a table comparing Oxytetracycline with 3 other prescription drugs for acne:
|Active ingredient||Oxytetracycline dihydrate||Adapalene||Benzoyl peroxide||Progesterone/ Oestrogen|
|Dose||2 tablets a day||Once daily||Once daily||1 pill per day|
|How long does it take to work?||10 weeks, up to 6 months||4-12 weeks||6-8 weeks||2-3 months, up to one year|
|Who is it suitable for?|
|Type of drug||Antibiotic||Retinoid||Antibiotic||Hormonal|
|For more information||Click here||Click here||Click here|
One benefit of topical treatments is that, unlike oral antibiotics, there is no risk of harming the natural balance of bacteria in your gut.
If your acne is caused by oily skin and excess sebum, hormonal contraception can reduce how much sebum you produce, reducing your acne. In general, it takes around 2-3 months to notice improvements.
Please note: Going on the pill has potential side effects and health risks. Always consult a healthcare professional before starting this form of acne treatment.
You can buy Oxytetracycline to treat acne here at euroClinix. Simply fill out the online form to complete your consultation, and it will shortly be assessed by one of our UK doctors.
If you are approved for the treatment, it will be sent straight to your door with free next-day delivery.
Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.
|Active ingredient(s)||Oxytetracycline dihydrate|
|Availability||Out of stock|
|Description||A clinically proven antibiotic that effectively treats symptoms of acne|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Application||Adults with acne (18+)|
|Usage||Take 2 tablets a day|
|Alcohol consumption||No influence|
|When breastfeeding||Not recommended. Please speak to your doctor.|
|When pregnant||Not recommended. Please speak to your doctor.|
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