LymecyclineLymecycline is a medication which is used in treatment of various bacterial infections. It prevents spreading of the infection and the growth of bacteria. Lymecycline is mainly used in conditions such as chronic bronchitis, Lyme disease, dental infections and acne. It is also used to treat infection of the stomach, genitals and urinary tract, and other bacterial infections. Lymecycline can be obtained only with a prescription from your doctor.
Safety MeasuresBefore you start taking Lymecycline you should inform your doctor about any problems with liver or kidneys because the dose would have to be adjusted. Lymecycline is not recommended for people who suffer from severe kidney failure and who have a history of inflammation of the skin and other organs. This medication should not be given to children who are younger than 12. Also inform your doctor if you are taking any other medications or supplements, and if you have any allergies. If you are pregnant or you are breastfeeding, consult with your doctor about taking Lymecycline because it may harm the baby. Lymecycline can make a contraceptive less effective, so you should consider other forms of protection while you are using this antibiotic. Since Lymecycline can make your skin sensitive to sunlight, avoid being exposed to the sun for too long.
Side EffectsEvery medication has a number of side effects, but most people do not experience any of them. If the side effects do occur, they are usually in a mild form and they go away as your body adjusts to the medication. The most common side effects of Lymecycline are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and sensitivity of the skin when you are exposed to sunlight. These side effects are not considered to be dangerous, especially if they are in a mild form. However, if they become severe and persistent, contact your doctor so he/she could adjust or change the dose or the treatment. Other side effects which can occur may include headache, rash, itchiness, sores in the mouth, and vision impairment.
Rare Side EffectsSide effects of Lymecycline which occur in rare cases may include difficulties while swallowing, increased intracranial pressure, yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice) and stomach ulcers. Lymecycline can also cause liver damage and inflammation of the large intestine or pancreas. You may also notice that your teeth have changed their color. In case you experience any unusual changes, contact your doctor, so he/she can change the course of your treatment.