• Zineryt Lotion


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  • Consumption


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  • Effective Treatment for Acne
  • Easy Pre-Prepared Roll-On
  • 7-week expiry


From £19.99

Medication features

Zineryt lotion is a topical treatment for acne. It has two active ingredients that work together to prevent and control outbreaks. Erythromycin is an antibiotic that inhibits the growth and spread of bacteria, whilst zinc is a mineral that contains healing properties. Please note that this preparation has an expiry of 7 weeks if pre-prepared by our dispensing team.

Please note: This page is only to be used as a reference of our price for this medication. If you are approved you will be offered treatment for you and the prescriber to jointly consider. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber's.
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  • Overview

    Zineryt is a liquid medication that is applied to the skin to help treat acne. It contains erythromycin, an antibiotic, which can help to remove harmful bacteria that are irritating the skin. It also contains zinc, which is an anti-inflammatory which reduces redness of the skin.

  • How to use Zineryt Lotion?

    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 5 - 8 weeks from the date of preparation.

    Ensure you read the patient information leafletprior 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 with 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.

  • FAQ

    • 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 Lotion?

      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 when on 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 containing benzoyl peroxide), however this is not usually necessary.

    • My skin is red and irritated after using Zineryt lotion, 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.

    • Is Zineryt Lotion available for next day delivery?

      Yes - If ordered before 3:30pm Monday to Friday, Zineryt Lotion is available for next day delivery.

    • 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.

    • Can I wear makeup whilst using Zineryt?

      Yes, you can wear makeup 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. It’s best to avoid oil-based makeup as it has been proven to be comedonal and can aggravate acne. This is because the excess oils, when mixed with the oil on the skin, can cause pores to block.

  • Side Effects

    There are few side effects associated with Zineryt. The most common is temporary redness or a stinging sensation at the site of the application, but this is normal and should subside over time.

    You should stop using Zineryt and inform your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:

    • Signs of an allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing or talking, or swelling of the face and tongue
    • Red scaly rash with blisters under the skin
    • Painful rash or burning sensation that does not go away
  • Info Leaflet

    Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. 

    These can be found on medicines.org by typing them into the search bar.

  • Ingredients

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

    It also contains di-isopropyl sebacate and ethanol.