How does Zineryt Topical Solution work?
It contains two active ingredients. Erythromycin is classed as a "macrolide" antibiotic - one of the most commonly used types of antibiotic for the infections that are associated with acne. Zinc is known to help the process of wound healing when applied to the skin. Antibiotics that are applied to the skin in this way are particularly suitable for people who cannot take - or do not wish to take - an antibiotic orally.
How to take Zineryt Topical Solution?
Zineryt topical solution comes as a dry powder which is mixed with a liquid and shaken before use - the dispensing pharmacy will usually do this for you, so it's ready to use when you receive it. After it has been made up by the pharmacy, it should be used within 8 weeks; any remaining medicine should be discarded after this time.
The treatment is usually applied to the affected area and the surrounding skin twice a day, after the area has been washed and dried. The medicine comes in a bottle with a special applicator pad, making it easy to apply to the skin. It can be used by children, adults, and the elderly if necessary.
Zineryt topical solution can take several weeks, or sometimes months, before you will see it working, and it should not be used for more than 10 to 12 weeks continuously. It should be used carefully on the face; avoid contact with the eyes and mouth.
Is Zineryt Topical Solution suitable for me?
There are some situations where Zineryt topical solution should be used with caution or would not be recommended, so complete the consultation questions fully and carefully. It is not usually used at the same time as any other treatments for acne. If it doesn't work for you, talk to your doctor as a different acne treatment might be better.
Tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, either from your GP or purchased from a pharmacy. Zineryt topical solution may not be suitable or may need to be used with caution if you are taking medicines for other conditions. It will not be suitable if you are allergic to erythromycin or other macrolide antibiotics, zinc, or any of the other ingredients.
What are the side effects of Zineryt Topical Solution?
Like all medicines, Zineryt topical solution can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side effects that are considered to be common include skin dryness, redness, irritation, or itching.
For a full list of potential side effects and other important information, please read the patient leaflet provided in the pack before starting any course of treatment. The leaflet can also be viewed online here.