Zineryt Lotion

Zineryt Lotion (30ml)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Wed. 31 May.

Description for Zineryt Lotion

Zineryt lotion is a topical antibiotic for the treatment of moderate acne. It contains erythromycin and zinc acetate to help kill the bacteria that frequently cause acne and clear up acne in 10 - 12 weeks. Zineryt lotion is available from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor following a free consultation.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Zineryt lotion is available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to help to treat acne. To find out more about acne and see all the available treatments, see our Acne page.

Zineryt solution is a prescription only medicine (POM) used to treat the symptoms of acne vulgaris. Acne symptoms will present as blackheads and whiteheads, which are often referred to as spots or pimples. Zineryt solution contains two active ingredients, erythromycin and zinc acetate. Zineryt is manufactured by Astellas Pharma. Once the solution has been prepared, it can be applied using the pad dispenser provided.

Zineryt solution attacks the bacteria associated with acne (Propionibacterium). This common bacteria feeds on the sebum produced by the skin in the sebaceous glands. This feeding causes the bacteria to produce waste products and fatty acids that irritate the sebaceous glands, causing them to become infected and inflamed. This results in acne.

Erythromycin contained in Zineryt solution is an antibiotic and works to inhibit propionibacterium’s ability to produce proteins that are essential for their production. This action stops the spread of the infection, reducing the inflammation of the sebaceous glands and allowing the skin to heal naturally. Any remaining bacteria are killed by the immune system or eventually die.

Zineryt solution also contain zinc acetate. Zinc is renowned for having skin healing properties and in an acetate form it effectively combines with erythromycin to form a chemical complex. This chemical complex is designed to be efficiently absorbed by the skin.

Zineryt solution is for external use only and is suitable for the treatment of mild to moderate acne. To obtain the best results it is recommended the solution be applied over a period of 10-12 weeks.

Zineryt lotion is a good option for those wishing to treat their acne using antibiotics that do not want to take oral tablets due to interactions with their current medicines or side effects. Using Zineryt lotion you can get all the benefits of antibiotic treatment without any of the possible negatives associated with the oral antibiotics.

Zineryt lotion should be applied all over the affected area, not just to the individual spots. It should be applied twice a day (morning and evening), unless side effects are experienced at the beginning of treatment where it can be reduced to once daily and increased after a week. Treatment with Zineryt is normally around 10 - 12 weeks.

Zineryt needs to be mixed prior to use. The contents of the packet will include a white crystalline powder and a clear colourless liquid for cutaneous solution. It will also include a dabbing applicator cap that will need to be fitted after the solution is mixed. To prepare:
Remove the caps from both the powder and the solution bottles, retaining the cap of the larger powder bottle.
Pour the contents of the solution bottle into the powder bottle.
Recap the bottle using the retained powder bottle cap.
Immediately shake the mixture vigorously for one minute.
Remove and retain the cap from the thoroughly mixed solution.
Open the plastic holder containing the dabbing applicator cap assembly. Use the plastic holder to position the applicator cap over the neck of the freshly mixed bottle. Firmly push the applicator assembly into the neck of the bottle, ensuring the dabbing applicator fits firmly into the neck of the bottle.
Replace the retained powder cap over the dabbing applicator on the now constituted solution.
Add the “Use Before” date to the bottle label; this date will be 8 weeks from the date of preparation.
Ensure you read the patient information leaflet prior to use.
If you forget to use Zineryt you should use it as soon as you remember as a missed application can slow down your acne healing. If your next application is due soon, leave at least 3 hours before you re-apply it. If you apply too much Zineryt, blot the excess off wiht some tissue paper.

If you need to apply make up when using Zineryt, ensure the application has completely dried before you apply any cosmetics. Remember that make up can contribute to clogged pores and therefore help to cause acne so it should be avoided where possible.

Zineryt lotion can cause some mild side effects in some poeple. They do not affect everyone and occur most frequently at the start of treatment as your skin adapts. The most common side effects are temporary stinging or redness in the area where treatment is applied.

It is possible for Zineryt lotion to cause allergic reactions in very rare cases. If an allergic reaction occurs, you will experience symptoms including rash, itching, swelling of the face, mouth, tongue or lips, and difficulty breathing. In the case of any of these symptoms you should see you doctor immediately.

Zineryt solution contains the active ingredients erythromycin 40mg/ml and zinc acetate (12mg/ml).

It also contains di-isopropyl sebacate and ethanol. 

You should not use Zineryt lotion if you:

  • are allergic to erythromycin or any of the macrolide antibiotics.
  • are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Zineryt.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does Zineryt Lotion contain?

    Zineryt Lotion contains erythromycin (40mg/mL) and Zinc Acetate (12mg/mL). Erythromycin is an antibiotic that helps to reduce the number of acne-causing bacteria living on the skin, whilst Zinc Acetate helps the skin to contract and heal.

  • How do I use Zineryt?

    In adults and children 18 years and over, you should make up the lotion and apply Zineryt to the affected areas of acne twice daily. You should cover the whole affected area, not just the individual spots. If you find that Zineryt causes irritation to your skin initially, reduce the applications to once daily until the irritation passes and then slowly increase back to twice daily applications. The normal treatment time with Zineryt is around 12 weeks.

  • Can I use other acne treatments with Zineryt Lotion?

    You should not combine Zineryt with antibiotic acne treatments such as Tetralysal (lymecycline), Minocin (minocycline) or Erythromycin tablets. Zineryt can be used with other acne creams (such as those containg benzoyl peroxide), however this is not usually necessary.

  • I have started using Zineryt Lotion and the treated area is red and irritated, is this normal?

    Redness and irritation of the treated area can occur when you use Zineryt for the first time. This is not usually serious and normally subsides within a week. During this time reduce the frequency of Zineryt application to once daily to allow your skin to recover and then slowly build up to using it twice daily.  

  • Why can I only buy three packs of Zineryt online at one time?

    Zineryt is an prescription-only acne treatment. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of 3 packs of treatment at one time. Zineryt treatment is normally only for a period of 8-12 weeks. This means that you should have enough to last you for the recommended treatment period. If you require further supplies you can always contact one of our medical team directly.

  • Is Zineryt available for next day delivery?

    Yes, we understand that sometimes you want to get your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Zineryt Lotion is available for next day delivery.

  • Is it safe to buy Zineryt online?

    Yes, as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy it is perfectly safe to buy Zineryt online. The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription acne treatments through our Online Pharmacy & Online Doctor.

  • How do I buy Zineryt online?

    It simple! Just select 'Start Consultation' above, you will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so our GPs & Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Zineryt to you. It all takes around 3 minutes and your treatment can be delivered to your door.

  • How long does it take for Zineryt to have an effect?

    Zineryt is normally used for a minimum of 10-12 weeks to treat acne. After this period you should be able to tell if it has helped to improve your skin and then make a decision as to whether they should be continued or not. Short courses of Zineryt for fewer than 10 weeks are usually less effective and is unlikely to give you an accurate picture of whether it will be an effective treatment to clear up your acne. 

  • How does Zineryt work?

    Zineryt contains an antibiotic, erythromycin. Acne is often caused by the bacteria that naturally live on your skin overgrowing and creating by-products that build up and block pores. These blocked pores over time turn into spots and hence acne. Erythromycin helps to keep the levels of bacteria living on your skin under control which helps to unclog your pores and clear up the symptoms of acne.

  • Can I use other acne treatments with Zineryt?

    You can combine Zineryt with creams such as containing benzoyl peroxide (Epiduo, Quinoderm & Panoxyl) or azelaic acid (Skinoren), although this is not usually necessary. Zineryt should not be taken with any other products containing antibiotics such as lymecycline, tetracycline or minocycline. Generally Zineryt is not used with any other acne antibitoic treatment as they have a similar method of action and usually do not provide any additional benefit. Simultaneous use of multiple acne antibiotics may also increase the risk of experiencing side effects. 

  • How severe should my acne be to use Zineryt?

    Zineryt should be used to treat moderate to severe acne on the face, neck, shoulders or back. Moderate acne is defined by NHS Choices as where there are multiple papules and pustules (red spots and whiteheads) that are mostly confined to the face. If this describes your acne, or it is more severe, Zineryt may be a suitable treatment for your acne.

  • Does Zineryt affect the contraceptive pill?

    Using Zineryt should not affect the contraceptive pill.

  • Does drinking alcohol affect Zineryt?

    Zineryt treatment is unlikely to be affected by alcohol consumption. You should be aware that high levels of alcohol consumption may not be good for the health of your skin and may make acne symptoms worse.

  • What if Zineryt lotion doesn't work?

    If Zineryt treatment is ineffective on your acne, there are many other options for you to try. You may wish to try a different antibiotic treatment such as Dalacin T (topical treatment) or Tetralysal capsules, or alternatively a different method with topical treatments such as Differin or Skinoren. Individuals may find that their acne responds to different treatment depending on their skin type, what causes their acne and any other skin conditions they may also suffer with. It is therefore important to try a range of treatments and give them time to have an effect to allow you to find a suitable and effective treatment for your acne.

  • Should I stop using Zineryt as soon as my acne clears up?

    If you find treatment with Zineryt successful and your acne improves, you can slowly discontinue treatment after 12 weeks. This will allow you to see if your acne has been 'cured' or if you can keep it under control with an effective washing and cleansing regime. Some people may find that their acne returns and requires further treatment.

  • If I stop using Zineryt will my acne return?

    It is possible for Zineryt to reduce your acne to levels where it can be controlled by cleansing alone in some cases whereas for other people they may find that their acne returns after a period of time. It is generally not advised to use Zineryt for very long periods, if your acne has cleared up you should take a break from appplying the solution after 12 weeks to see if they are still required and to give yourself a break from the constantly using the treatment.

  • Is Zineryt only effective for acne on the face?

    Acne is most common on the face although it does also occur on the neck, shoulders and back. Zineryt can be applied to wherever there is an overgrowth of bacteria causing acne, whether it is you face, neck, shoulders or back.

  • I'm under 18, can I use Zineryt?

    The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service is able to prescibe Zineryt to people aged 18 years and over for the treatment of acne. If you are aged under 18, you will need to see your GP for Zineryt to ensure it is appropriate for you and your condition.

  • Zineryt cleared up my acne but it has now come back, can I use it again?

    If you stop using Zineryt and your acne comes back, you may restart treatment at any point. If your condition improves then you should continue with Zineryt treatment for another 10-12 weeks however, if it is less effective during subsequent rounds of treatment you may wish to try a different acne treatment.

  • Is there anything else I can do whilst I am using Zineryt to help my acne?

    As well as using antibiotic acne treatment, you should also get in to the habit of cleansing the affected areas regularly. You should wash them twice daily with warm, not hot, water using a mild cleansing agent. When washing, ensure you do not scrub the area too hard so as to irritate the skin as this can make acne worse. If you use moisturisers or make-up on the affected area, try to ensure they are non-comedogenic (oil-free) so that they do not contribute to your acne.

  • Can I wear make-up whilst using Zineryt?

    Yes, you can wear make-up whilst using Zineryt. You should ensure that you wash and cleanse your face thoroughly before applying Zineryt to dry skin. The Zineryt solution should be allowed to dry before any make-up is applied to the affected areas of skin.

  • Does Zineryt come already mixed?

    Zineryt comes as a separate powder and solution that needs o be mixed before it can be used. Once the powder and solution are mixed to form the useable product, Zineryt has an expiry date of 8 weeks from when it was made up. To ensure that your treatment reaches you with the longest expiry date possible, we do not mix the Zineryt solution before dispatch. 

  • How do I mix the powder and solution to make Zineryt?

    Zineryt needs to be mixed prior to use. The contents of the packet will include a white crystalline powder and a clear colourless liquid for cutaneous solution. It will also include a dabbing applicator cap that will need to be fitted after the solution is mixed. To prepare:

    • Remove the caps from both the powder and the solution bottles, retaining the cap of the larger powder bottle.
    • Pour the contents of the solution bottle into the powder bottle. 
    • Recap the bottle using the retained powder bottle cap.
    • Immediately shake the mixture vigorously for one minute.
    • Remove and retain the cap from the thoroughly mixed solution.
    • Open the plastic holder containing the dabbing applicator cap assembly.  Use the plastic holder to position the applicator cap over the neck of the freshly mixed bottle. Firmly push the applicator assembly into the neck of the bottle, ensuring the dabbing applicator fits firmly into the neck of the bottle.
    • Replace the retained powder cap over the dabbing applicator on the now constituted solution.
    • Add the “Use Before” date to the bottle label; this date will be 8 weeks from the date of preparation.
    • Ensure you read the patient information leaflet prior to use.
  • Do people normally suffer from side effects when using Zineryt lotion?

    Most people get on well with Zineryt and if they suffer with side effects they are usually mild and appear at the start of treatment. If you do suffer with redness or stinging at the site of application, you can try reducing the frequency of application to once daily for the first week and then increase to twice daily if the side effects subside. For more information on side effects associated with Zineryt lotion, see the 'Side Effects' tabs.

  • Where can I find out more information about acne?

    The British Association of Dermatologists provide some great information for beginners on acne and it's treatment. The Acne Academy is a great charity offering help, support and information for acne suffers as well as busting a few acne related myths!

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