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What is Zineryt solution?
Zineryt solution is an acne treatment which uses erythromycin and zinc to clear up your spot breakouts. If you have severe acne but haven’t had any luck with over the counter treatments, you may find that a prescription remedy like this one could be the right choice for you. It’s ideal for those who suffer with long-term acne and need a reliable treatment which won’t just help to manage one breakout, but will work over time to provide noticeable improvements to their skin. Zineryt solution is made up by our pharmacy team and sent to you in a bottle with a handy applicator pad, making your treatment quick and easy as you use it just twice a day.
How to use Zineryt for acne
Before you use Zineryt to treat your acne you should wash your hands and the area where you’re going to apply the treatment thoroughly and then gently pat it dry. Each bottle of Zineryt comes with an applicator pad attached, so when it’s time to apply your treatment, simply remove the cap from the bottle and press the applicator pad to your skin. Use it to spread the solution over the entire area affected by your acne, including the surrounding skin. If you accidentally apply a little bit too much, you can blot it away gently with a tissue. Do this twice a day, once in the morning, once in the evening.
How long will I need to use this acne treatment?
It’s important to note that Zineryt isn’t a quick-fix, spot zapping treatment, but is used over a longer period of time to provide noticeable improvements to your skin. You will usually need to use this treatment for around 10 - 12 weeks for best results, but you will normally start to see the difference in your skin before your full course of treatment ends. Make sure to use this acne treatment for the full length of time advised by your doctor, even if your skin clears up before then, as it will help you to get the most from this product and see improvement for longer.
How does this erythromycin and zinc solution treat acne?
Zineryt solution uses a combination of two active ingredients to treat your acne breakouts. The first is 40mg of erythromycin, an antibiotic which helps to reduce the number of bacteria on your skin. By fighting this bacteria, this solution helps to keep your pores clear so they won’t clog and cause spots, it also helps to ease redness and inflammation. The second ingredient is 12mg of zinc acetate, zinc is a mineral your body uses to make new cells, and it’s included in this treatment to help encourage skin healing.
What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition which can happen to anyone, especially at certain times during your life. It’s caused by hormonal changes, like those that happen during puberty, pregnancy, or throughout your period. When you have acne, your skin will produce too much oil or sebum, which then clogs your pores and causes breakouts of spots and blackheads. When combined with this excess oil, the bacteria that live on your skin can get aggravated, causing redness and inflammation alongside the spots and this whole combination can be sore and irritating. Acne usually appears on your face, chest, or back, and it can be tempting to squeeze the spots that appear there, but you should resist the temptation and use an acne treatment to help you manage your condition effectively and avoid scarring.
Can I still wear makeup if I’m using this acne treatment?
Yes, you can still wear makeup while using Zineryt to treat your acne. You should apply the treatment first and then let it dry completely before applying your makeup over the top. The next time you apply the treatment you should make sure that your makeup has been thoroughly removed first.
Can I use Zineryt if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If can use Zineryt during pregnancy or while you’re breastfeeding, but you should only do so if it’s prescribed to you by a medical professional. If this treatment is given to you while you’re breastfeeding, you should not apply it to your chest or breasts. We generally recommend that you should avoid any unnecessary medications when you’re pregnant, so you should speak to your healthcare team about other potential acne remedies which could be right for you before resorting to prescription medication.
Can I use this acne treatment with my usual medication?
If you’re using any other medication, including herbal remedies or any medicines you obtained without a prescription, you should tell your prescriber about them during your consultation. Some medications can interact when used together, making them less effective or causing unwanted side effects. Be especially sure to tell your prescriber if you are taking any other antibiotics.
Why is this treatment mixed by a pharmacist before it’s sent to me?
If Zineryt solution is prescribed for you, you may notice that it’s been mixed by your pharmacist before it’s given to you. This is because the solution has a much shorter shelf life when it’s mixed together than the separate powder and solvent used to make this medication have on their own. By mixing this medication together when you need it, our pharmacists ensure that your medication is not only ready to use right away but won’t go out of date within the time you need to use it.
When should this treatment not be used?
Do not use Zineryt solution if you are allergic to erythromycin, zinc, any macrolide antibiotics (e.g. azithromycin, clarithromycin, roxithromycin), or any of the other listed ingredients in this medication. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes, the inside of your nose, or the inside of your mouth.
Does Zineryt have side effects?
Like all medications, Zineryt can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These side effects include:
- Allergic reactions, including rash, itching, difficulty breathing or swallowing, and swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, or throat. If this happens to you, stop use and seek immediate medical help
- Temporary stinging in the area where you have applied the solution
- A painful rash or burning sensation in the area where you have applied the solution. If this does not go away within a few hours or gets worse every time you use this product, stop use and seek immediate medical help
If you experience these or any other side effects you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
Do I need a prescription for Zineryt?
You do need a prescription for Zineryt in the UK. Our healthcare professionals can provide prescriptions if they think this treatment would be right for you and your condition. When you click the button which reads “Start Consultation” at the top of this page, you’ll see a short questionnaire set up by our healthcare team which is designed to help them understand your medical needs. Just like an in-person consultation with your GP, our doctors will assess your answers to their questions and write a prescription for the treatment they think will be best for you. You’ll then be able to pay for your medication and we’ll send it out to you quickly and in discreet packaging.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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- Erythromycin, Zinc
The active substances are erythromycin (40 mg/ml) and zinc acetate (12 mg/ml) combined in a special way.
The other ingredients are di-isopropyl sebacate and anhydrous ethanol.
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