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pack of 28 Oxytetracycline tablets
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Free standard delivery
We dispatch orders from Monday to Friday. If placed before 4pm, your order will be dispatched the same day. Orders placed after 4pm will be sent the next working day.
Next Day Click & Collect
Collect your order from any Royal Mail post office. You will receive an email or SMS when your order is ready for collection. It will be available to collect for up to 18 days. Proof of Identification will be required.
Next Day Express Delivery
If placed before 4pm, your order will be delivered by 1pm on the next working day. Orders placed after 4pm will sent out the next day and delivered the day after.
+ £3.99
Saturday delivery
If placed before 4pm, your order will be delivered by 1pm on Saturday.
+ £7.99

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may vary depending on the pack size and dosage chosen.

Oxytetracycline is an antibiotic treatment for acne. It reduces the inflammation on your skin and fights the bacteria which cause spots and skin lesions.

You can order acne treatment without having to see your GP - our online doctors can diagnose acne and prescribe a medication. To place your order, fill in our brief questionnaire and provide a photograph of your skin condition. Our doctor will review your order and approve appropriate treatment before we post your medication.

Prescription and delivery are included.

3 month supply £40

Prices include prescription and delivery.

What is Oxytetracycline?

Oxytetracycline belongs to a group of antibiotics called the tetracyclines. It is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections, as well as acne.

How does Oxytetracycline work?

The oxytetracycline antibiotic targets the bacteria which inflame the skin when you have acne. The treatment works since the antibiotic kills the bacteria which contribute to your acne (Propionebacterium acnes). This bacteria feeds on the sebum produced by glands in the skin. These bacteria produce waste products that inflame the sebaceous glands, producing whiteheads and itchy, red skin. By using an antibiotic treatment to control the growth of the bacterial population which result in acne, your acne can be managed.

Should I stop treatment when my acne clears up?

You should not stop your treatment without your doctor’s consent, even if your skin has cleared up. If you stop without consent, you may get recurring acne, which is more severe. As with all antibiotic treatments, it is important you finish the course as prescribed.

Can I do anything else to clear my acne?

There are many common myths about what causes acne. A bad and unbalanced diet is, of course, bad for your general health. However, no clinical studies have shown a direct link between food and acne. Many people think that stress can bring on acne. However, this is not true; it can only worsen your acne if you already suffer from it. The best thing to do is to follow your treatment plan and remember to take your pills at the correct time.

Can I still wear makeup?

Yes you can apply makeup whilst suffering from acne and whilst taking treatment. However, greasy makeup may be contributing to inflaming your skin and worsening your acne. Therefore, it is a good idea to avoid greasy makeup whilst you have acne.

Do I need a prescription?

Yes. You can get this from your doctor or online at DrEd.

What do the tablets look like?

The tablets are yellow, circular and biconvex.

Can I still use contraceptives whilst on this treatment?

You can still take oral contraceptives whilst on this treatment. However, the treatment may make oral contraceptives less effective. During the time of treatment and for at least 7 days after you stop treatment, you should take extra precautions. These may include using a condom and extra spermicide.

How should I take Oxytetracycline?

Most importantly, you need to take Oxytetracycline as your doctor advises. You should take tablets one hour before or two hours after a meal. You need to swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water. You should not take the tablets just before you go to bed.

If you are an adult or child over 12: Take 1-2 tablets (250mg-500mg) daily for 3 days. Your doctor will decide the dosage which is best for you. Children under 12 should not take Oxytetracycline as it can cause tooth discolouration and can affect bone development.

If you overdose, seek medical assistance immediately.

If you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If this is near the time or your next due dosage, do not double dose, but skip the missed dose and continue as normal. You must not take the medicine with food or milk as it may make treatment less effective.

What is in Oxytetracycline?

The active substance is oxytetracycline dehydrate (250mg or 500mg depending on the dosage of the tablet). The other ingredients in the tablet are magnesium stearate, maize starch, hydroxypropyl cellulose (E463), colloidal silica, sodium lauryl sulphate, propylene glycol, sunset yellow (E110), quinoline yellow (E104), titanium dioxide (E171), methylhydroxypropyl cellulose (E464) and purified talc (E553).

Oxytetracycline Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur, seek medical assistance:

  • Allergic reaction (swollen lips and face, itchy skin, difficulty breathing)
  • Symptoms of raised pressure in the skull (headache, visual problems, blurred vision, blind spots, double vision)
  • High sensitivity to sunlight

You should tell your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Discolouration of teeth
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Swelling of the gullet
  • Loss of appetite
  • Redness of the skin, flaky skin
  • Thrush or irritation round anus and genitals

If you experience any of these side effects or any others, consult your doctor.


You must not take Oxytetracycline if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients in the tablets
  • You have had long term kidney or liver problems
  • You have systemic lupus erythematosus (rashes on the face, hair loss, fever and joint pain)
  • You are under 12
  • You are pregnant or breast feeding

You must inform your doctor if you suffer myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness, difficulty chewing and swallowing and slurred speech) or if you have reduced kidney or liver function.

You must inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • Penicillins
  • Vitamin A
  • Retinoids (acitretin, isotretinoin and tretinoin to treat acne)
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Anticoagulants (i.e. warfarin)
  • Diuretics (i.e. furosemide)
  • Kaolin-pectin and bismuth subsalicylate (for the treatment of diarrhoea)
  • Medicines to treat diabetes (i.e. insulin, glibenclamide or gliclazide)
  • Methoxyflurane (anaesthetic; tell your doctor if you are due to have an operation)
  • Antacids or other preparations containing aluminium, calcium, iron, magnesium, bismuth or zinc salts ( you should not take these at the same time as you take your Oxytetracycline)

If you have a question about this service, please email [email protected] with the question, and one of our doctors will get back to you within 24 hours.

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Available to Collect: Thursday 25 Feb 2016 after 11am
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Estimated Delivery: Saturday 27 Feb 2016 - Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

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Estimated Delivery: Friday 26 Feb 2016 by 1pm

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