There are a range of over-the-counter treatments you can try first. Please speak to your pharmacist for further advice, and see our 'Self-help' section below. In more resistant cases of acne that have not responded to over-the-counter options, then antibiotic lotions or tablets may be considered. We can prescribe the treatments listed below.
Possible treatments we prescribe if clinically appropriate:
- Lymecycline 408mg Once Daily: 1-month course (£4.26*) or a 2-month course (£8.52*)
- Doxycycline 50mg Two Tablets Daily: 1-month course (£2.34*) or a 2-month course (£4.68*)
- Zineryt (Erythromycin and Zinc) Lotion - 30ml (£9.25*) or 90ml (£20.02*)
- Duac (Clindamycin and 5% Benzoyl Peroxide) Gel - 30g (£13.14*) or 60g (£26.28*)
*Prices shown are cost price of the medication, taken from the British National Formulary 2018, and are given as a guideline. Pharmacies will add a dispensing fee to this which will vary considerably, so it is worthwhile phoning around to compare prices. The medication is paid for at your chosen pharmacy.
Please click on the medication above to read the Patient Information Leaflet for important information about each drug. We use national prescribing guidelines to select which treatment would be most appropriate for your condition.