Zineryt lotion

Zineryt lotion, a topical preparation containing antibiotic, is available to treat acne. Get this medicine on prescription by UK pharmacy.

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Zineryt lotion

Zineryt lotion

Prescription fees

Medicinesbymailbox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

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Zineryt lotion information

Zineryt lotion is a topical medication which contains erythromycin, which belongs to a class of antibiotic called macrolide, with zinc to treat acne.

Acne is associated with the growth of bacteria called propionibacterium in the clogged pores on our skin. Zineryt lotion and other antibiotic treatments, reduce the number of these bacteria and reduce the inflammation.

How to use

Zineryt lotion can be used twice daily on affected areas.
Unscrew the protective cap and hole the bottle upside down. Place the pad firmly against the skin and spread the solution over affected area. Blot off excess with some tissue and ensure that it does not enter the eyes, nose or mouth.

Treatment duration

Like other acne treatments, zineryt lotion is best used regularly. It can take at least 8 weeks for improvement to be seen. It is important to use it persistently, even if you feel that it is not working. Normal treatment time can be 8 to 10 weeks. If improvement is not seen after, a different treatment may be tried.

It is not recommended to use more than one antibiotic at the same time, unless advised by a doctor. One antibiotic should be stopped before the next one is tried.

If acne is resolved after treatment period, treatment may be stopped, but may be restarted if acne returns.

Side effects of Zineryt lotion

Like all medicines, Zineryt lotion can cause some undesirable side effects, although not everyone will get them. Allergic reactions, stinging and burning of the skin are some rare side effects associated with the medicine. 

However, if you experience intense stinging and burning that do not go away after a few hours, stop using it immediately and seek medical advice.


Pregnant and breast-feeding women may use Zineryt lotion but it is advised to consult a GP before using.

Care should be taken to avoid the lotion from contacting the eyes, nose and mouth.

Other acne treatments

Antibiotic treatments are not usually first-line option for acne. Topical acne treatment which unblocks pores (exfoliants) are usually used before trying antibiotic treatment. A range of acne treatments is available from Medicinsbymailbox Pharmacy.

Patient information leaflet - Zineryt lotion

The 'patient information leaflet' supplied with the lotion must be read before used.