Doxycycline - Acne
Prices from as little as 12p a capsule
(Including Private Prescription)
Doxycycline for acne comes in a strength of 50mg capsules and is a broad-spectrum Tetracycline antibiotic that treats the bacteria causing the acne symptoms. To buy Doxycycline 50mg capsules online, all you need to do is complete a simple online consultation with one of our registered Prescribers. If approved, you should receieve your medication the following day.
- Widely prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotic
- Ideal for moderate to severe acne
- Reduces levels of acne-causing bacteria
- Genuine UK medication
What is Doxycycline 50mg for?
Please note: You will need to supply your doctor's details in your consultation to enable us to supply this antibiotic medication. This is so we can inform your doctor of your request for private treatment to adhere to good antimicrobial stewardship, and to minimise the risk of antibiotic resistance from overuse.
Please note: After you buy Doxycycline 50mg capsules, you should speak to your doctor or dermatologist following 6 to 12 weeks of treatment, to discuss the possibility of transitioning to a topical-based medication for your symptoms.
Doxycycline is used in the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections, including those that cause acne symptoms, and will therefore not work for viral infections. It works by preventing the growth and killing the bacteria responsible for the acne.
How does Doxycycline 50mg work?
Doxycycline 50mg works by lowering the levels of acne-causing bacteria. The medication directly lowers the levels of p.acnes on the skin, which cause acne symptoms. Similar to other Tetracyclines, Doxycycline does this by supressing the protein synthesis of this particular bacteria. With a reduction in bacterial levels, this then helps to reduce inflammation in the skin, thereby easing the redness and tenderness of pimples.
How to take Doxycycline 50mg
When you buy Doxycycline 50mg online and prior to beginning treatment, always read the manufacturer's printed Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) supplied within the medication box.
Take Doxycycline 50mg as instructed by your doctor or dermatologist, however the PIL states to take ONE 50mg capsule daily.
Duration of treatment
Generally, you will take 50mg daily for 6 to 12 weeks, with food or fluid. Your own doctor or dermatologist may advise using a topical treatment after this time as maintenance and to minimise the risk of antibiotic resistance.
What are the possible side effects of Doxycycline 50mg?
Side effects are rare, and most people don’t get any. Possible side effects may vary from one person to the next, as with any medication. You should always read the manufacturer’s Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) before taking or any other medication.
This will give you important instructions on how and when to take the medication, as well as any possible side effects of the drug.
How we package your order
Your medication is placed inside a plain delivery box* for protection, then sealed inside a special tamper-proof Royal Mail envelope before being dispatched from our in-house pharmacy.
- Discreet plain packaging / No mention of medication
- Our minimum sized delivery box* to protect the medication in transit is: W - 18cm, H - 6.5cm, D - 8.5cm
- Royal Mail Tracked 24 or 48 hr (UK addresses)
- Royal Mail Special Delivery Before 1pm (UK addresses)
- Royal Mail Local Collect (UK addresses)
- Royal Mail International Signed For (Overseas addresses)
- Some delivery types will require you to sign for the parcel
- Some delivery types will require you to show Photo ID for the parcel
- Find out more information about delivery types here