If you have tried over the counter medicine for acne with no success, you can request effect prescription strength acne treatments from our registered online doctor & pharmacy.
To buy acne treatment online from DrFelix, you just have to fill in a short questionnaire and one of our doctors will review and approve the appropriate treatment for you.
NOTICE! The Duac 5% once daily gel 25 gram and 50 gram tubes are no longer available. The manufacturer is now only offering 30 gram and 60 gram tubes. If you have any specific questions please contact us for more information.
Complete a short consultation before selecting your medication. All our consultations are approved by a UK Medical Doctor.
Summary of available medications
|Duac 5% once daily gel (benzoyl peroxide 5% and clindamycin 1%)||30g /60g /90g||From £24.99|
|Lymecycline 408mg||28 /56 /84 capsules||From £18.99|
|Oxytetracycline antibiotics||6 months (336 tablets)||£39.99|
|Differin cream (adapalene 0.1%)||45g /90g||From £24.95|
|Differin gel (adapalene 0.1%)||45g /90g||From £24.95|
|Duac 5% once daily gel (benzoyl peroxide 5% and clindamycin 1%)||30g||£24.99|
|Duac 5% once daily gel (benzoyl peroxide 5% and clindamycin 1%)||60g||£44.99|
|Duac 5% once daily gel (benzoyl peroxide 5% and clindamycin 1%)||90g||£64.99|
|Differin cream (adapalene 0.1%)||45g||£24.95|
|Differin cream (adapalene 0.1%)||90g||£47.95|
|Differin gel (adapalene 0.1%)||45g||£24.95|
|Differin gel (adapalene 0.1%)||90g||£47.95|
|Lymecycline 408mg||28 capsules||£18.99|
|Lymecycline 408mg||56 capsules||£28.99|
|Lymecycline 408mg||84 capsules||£43.99|
|Oxytetracycline antibiotics||6 months (336 tablets)||£38.95|
What is acne?Acne is a common skin problem which is likely to be experienced by the majority of people at some point in their lives. It causes the skin on the face, back and/or neck to become inflamed with spots, blackheads or cysts. This is due to bacteria blocking the pores which become filled with oil, often resulting from an imbalance of hormones which is why acne is particularly prevalent in teenagers. Other factors which can triggers acne include stress, smoking, poor nutrition and genetics.
What treatments are available?Acne can be treated by a variety of medications including gels, creams and antibiotics which all work to kill the bacteria and remove excess oil. A consultation with a doctor can help determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
How to look after your skin whilst on acne treatmentThere are steps you can take to support the effectiveness of your acne treatment to improve the condition of your skin. Improving your diet, stopping smoking, and minimising stress levels can all help to repair your skin. Thoroughly removing your make up at the end of the day will prevent pores becoming clogged overnight. You should avoid squeezing or picking your spots as this can cause long-term damage which will remain long after the acne itself has faded.
How can DrFelix help?Dr Felix provides a convenient online acne consultation to request effective prescription treatments. Our doctors will review your consultation to assess the severity of your acne and approve suitable medication. Our doctors can prescribe popular antibiotics and topical treatments for acne. Your prescription is dispensed from our NHS community pharmacy and posted to your home or place of work in plain and discreet packaging.
What topical treatment is available?
Duac is a topical gel which contains an antibiotic to kill the bacteria which caused the acne and relieves the inflammation. It is applied directly to the affected areas once daily for up to 12 weeks. Although it can take 2-5 weeks to begin noticing the improvements from using Duac gel, over the course of treatment skin condition should significantly improve. If treatment is stopped too soon, acne can return so it is important to complete the course as prescribed. DrFelix also supplies Differin cream and Differin gel.
What antibiotics are available?
Oxytetracycline and Lymecycline are available from Dr Felix to treat acne from the inside out. Both tablets work to prevent the growth of bacteria by affecting their ability to produce protein. The prescribed length of treatment can differ depending on the severity of symptoms and effectiveness of the medication. If either types of medication are not proving effective with an individual after a course of treatment, the alternative option is usually prescribed.
DrFelix supplies a range of acne treatments on prescription. Refer to the patient information leaflet specific to the medicine prescribed to you for a full range of side effects before use.