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Tetralisal: what is it used for and secondary effects

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Tetralysal or Tetralysal is an antibiotic drug that contains lymecycline in its composition, which is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by microorganisms sensitive to tetracyclines. Generally, it is used in the treatment of acne vulgaris and rosacea, associated or not with a specific topical treatment.

This medication can be used in adults and children aged 8 years and older, but if it is given to younger children, there is a risk of developing dental enamel hypoplasia and pigmentation of permanent teeth.

Tetralisal is available in the form of 150 and 300 mg capsules and can be purchased at conventional pharmacies upon presentation of a medical prescription.



By the general, the Tetralisal is indicated for the treatment of acne vulgaris and rosacea; however, it also serves to treat other infections caused by microorganisms sensitive to tetracyclines, including the following:

  • Ear, nose and throat infections;
  • gastrointestinal infections;
  • Urinary infections;
  • Gonococcal urethritis;
  • Trachoma.

Likewise, this medication can also be used in people allergic to beta-lactam antibiotics to treat syphilis, which is an infection caused by it. Treponema pallidum, and the Lyme disease, which is caused by Borrelia burgdorferialways under the doctor’s indications.

Tetralisal has a substance called limecycline in its composition, an antibiotic that inhibits the growth of susceptible microorganisms, mainly from propionibacterium acnes, on the skin surface, which reduces the concentration of free fatty acids in the sebum. These acids are substances that facilitate the appearance of spines and favor the inflammation of the skin.

See other acne treatment options.



For adults and children over 12 years old, the recommended dose of Tetralisal to treat acne is 1 capsule of 300 mg daily or 1 capsule of 150 mg in the morning and another 150 mg in the evening, for 8 to 12 weeks , depending on medical indications. The dosis for children between 8 and 11 years old must be indicated by the pediatrician.

In case of treatment of other infections, the recommended daily dose is 600 mg, divided into two doses of 300 mg each, during the time established by the doctor.

Tetralisal capsules must be taken in full with the help of a pot with water, without breaking them or chewing them, with no food, and they must only be taken according to the indications of the doctor.

Some of the more common side effects that can arise during treatment with Tetralisal include nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea and headache. In addition, if administered to children under 8 years of age, it can cause dental enamel hypoplasia and pigmentation of permanent teeth.

Tetralisal can also cause severe allergic reactions that require immediate medical attention. Therefore, the treatment should be suspended and the emergency service should be sought closer if symptoms such as difficulty breathing, sensation of having a closed throat, swelling in the mouth, tongue or face, or hives appear.

See how to identify the symptoms of a severe allergic reaction.

Tetralisal is contraindicated in children under 8 years of age, in embarrassing women or during lactation, in patients undergoing treatment with oral retinoids and in people allergic to tetracyclines or to any component of the formula.

Asimism, this medicine should not be used in individuals who have illnesses in the kidneys or the liver without talking to a doctor.

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