This capsule belongs to the group of tetracycline antibiotics which attacks the bacteria (Propionibacterium) that are one of the main causes of acne. The exact mechanisms by which tetracyclines reduce lesions of acne vulgaris are not fully clear. However, following oral administration, the drug inhibits the growth of susceptible organisms (mainly P acnes) on the surface of the skin and reduces the concentration of free fatty acids in sebum.
Lymecycline can also be used to treat infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, mycoplasma infections as well as some sexually-transmitted infections and trachoma (a form of conjunctivitis).
Effective antibiotic for treating acne (spots)
Reduces concentration of free fatty acids in sebum
Suitable for other infections like pneumonia, bronchitis and conjunctivitis