What is the Acne Starter Pack?
The Acne Starter Pack contains 8 weeks of topical and oral treatment for acne. It contains two tubes of Differin Cream and 56 Lymecycline capsules. The Acne Starter Pack gives you the chance to see how these two treatments work for you.
It allows you to get maximum results by targeting your acne through two methods of treatment: topical and oral.
How does the Acne Starter Pack work?
The active substance in Differin Cream is adapalene. Adapalene acts as an anti-inflammatory, which means it reduces soreness and irritation.
Lymecycline belongs to a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. Antibiotics are commonly used to treat acne as they prevent acne-causing bacteria from growing.
Differin Cream and Lymecycline capsules are safe to be taken together.
How do you use the Acne Starter Pack?
Take one Lymecycline capsule a day, preferably in the morning. Take Lymecycline with water.
Differin should be applied once a day, at night before bed. Make sure you wash your hands before and after applying Differin. It is important to wash and dry the skin to be treated before applying Differin. Do not apply Differin Cream to areas where you have cuts, scrapes, sunburns or eczema.
How effective is the Acne Starter Pack?
Lymecycline and Differin Cream are effective acne treatments on their own, but when used together are even more likely to get results. It is important to note that it may take up to 8 weeks before you begin to see results from these medicines.
What are the side effects of the Acne Starter Pack?
Like all medicines, these medications can cause side effects. However not everyone will experience them. Side effects are typically mild to moderate, and only last a short period of time. The most common side effects of Lymecycline are:
- Abdominal pain
For a list of less frequent Lymecycline side effects, please see the patient information leaflet.
The most common side effects of Differin are:
- Dry skin
- Irritation of the skin
- Burning sensation of the skin
For less frequent side effects of Differin, please see the patient information leaflet.