This website has moved to a new location. Please visit our sister website healthexpress.co.uk for next day delivery.
  • Prescription included
  • Genuine medication
  • All-inclusive service - No hidden fees
  • Free next-day delivery
Home / Acne / Oxytetracycline

Oxytetracycline

Buy Oxytetracycline for acne treatment with free next-day delivery

This product is currently not in stock. Please enter your e-mail address so that we can inform you as soon as this medication is available again.
trustpilot

4.7 Excellent

11,782 Patient reviews

What is Oxytetracycline?

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:

  • chlamydia
  • respiratory tract infections (such as pneumonia)
  • rosacea
  • infections caused by rickettsia bacteria (such as typhus)

How does it treat acne?

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.

Is it effective?

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.

How do I take Oxytetracycline?

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:

  • Take two tablets daily until you have completed the course of antibiotics.
  • Take the tablets with water on an empty stomach (either before eating or several hours after a meal).
  • Avoid taking the tablets with food (or liquids containing calcium such as milk) as this can stop the treatment from working effectively.
  • Also avoid taking iron or calcium supplements, multivitamins, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking the treatment.
  • Do not take the tablets immediately before bed.

What are the side effects?

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:

  • swelling of the skin
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • nausea
  • skin reactions
  • vomiting

If you have an allergic reaction to Oxytetracycline, stop taking treatment and seek medical help immediately. An allergic reaction could show up as:

  • itching
  • a rash
  • swelling of the throat or tongue
  • breathing difficulties

What are the precautions?

You may not be suitable for this treatment if you:

  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • are allergic to Oxytetracycline or any other ingredients in the treatment
  • have kidney or liver problems
  • already taking antibiotics

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.

Is it safe to take with other medicines?

The following medications should not be taken with Oxytetracycline:

  • penicillins (such as amoxicillin)
  • vitamin A
  • retinoids
  • anticoagulants (anti-blood clotting)
  • diuretics
  • diabetes treatment (such as insulin)

Always remember to tell your doctor about any drugs you are taking, whether they are over-the-counter or recreational.

How does it compare with other acne treatments?

There are a wide range of acne treatments available to treat the different types of acne.

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:

Oxytetracycline Differin Duac Dianette
Active ingredient Oxytetracycline dihydrate Adapalene Benzoyl peroxide Progesterone/ Oestrogen
Form pills icon cream tube cream tube pills blister
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? symbols-male-female symbols-male-female symbols-male-female symbols-female
Type of drug Antibiotic Retinoid Antibiotic Hormonal
For more information Click here Click here Click here

Topical creams

Differin and Duac are both topical creams used to treat acne. They should be applied directly to your skin once a day in order to reduce redness and inflammation.

One benefit of topical treatments is that, unlike oral antibiotics, there is no risk of harming the natural balance of bacteria in your gut.

The contraceptive pill

Dianette is a form of contraceptive pill that can combat acne in women. It is often prescribed to women whose acne is linked with a condition called PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome).

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.

Can I buy Oxytetracycline online?

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.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Anand Abbot Written by our editorial team
Last reviewed 28-04-2023
Oxytetracycline information
Product name Oxytetracycline
Active ingredient(s) Oxytetracycline dihydrate
Manufacturer Various
Trustpilot rating 4.6/5
Trustpilot reviews 29
Availability Out of stock
Description A clinically proven antibiotic that effectively treats symptoms of acne
Exemption Subject to medical prescription
Administration Oral
Presentation Tablets
Available dosage 250mg
Application Adults with acne (18+)
Usage Take 2 tablets a day
Drug class Tetracycline
Alcohol consumption No influence
When breastfeeding Not recommended. Please speak to your doctor.
When pregnant Not recommended. Please speak to your doctor.
  • Select
    medication

  • Fill out a short
    medical form

  • Doctor issues
    prescription

  • Medication sent
    from pharmacy

Oxytetracycline reviews
Pack of 28 Oxytetracycline 250mg tablets Excellent 4.6 29 patients have reviewed Oxytetracycline on Trustpilot
13 Mar

Helps kill covid, acne and a few other things.

Jason
16 Oct

Excellent

Jane
28 Apr

It works.

Jane
Our Patients Love
  • Reachable and friendly customer serviceCustomer service online now: Mon-Fri 08:00 - 17:00
  • All-inclusive service - No hidden feesAll prices include shipping & prescription
  • Next day deliveryFor all orders before 16:30