Buy Zineryt online to help treat acne effectively

  • Effective acne treatment, applied directly to the skin

  • Contains zinc, which helps skin heal faster, and erythromycin

  • Removes acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation and stops new spots from forming

  • Available from £29.70 + prescription fees and delivery costs

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Strength Quantity Price Stock
40mg/12 mg1 bottle£29.70In Stock
Prices exclude a prescription fee. This treatment requires a quick online consultation,
which a doctor will review to determine if a prescription is appropriate.

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Reviewed by Virginia Chachati MPharm
(2013, University College London)
GPhC Registration number: 2087654

Information last reviewed 20/05/21


What is Zineryt?

Zineryt is a lotion you can apply directly on your skin to treat acne. Zineryt contains two active ingredients: zinc and an antibiotic called erythromycin.

How does Zineryt work?

Zineryt contains an antibiotic which helps kill bacteria that cause acne, reduces inflammation and stops new spots from forming. In addition, the zinc helps heal skin quickly.

How long does Zineryt take to work?

Zineryt will take up to three months to work and have a noticeable effect on your skin. It's important to keep using it everyday even if you don't notice an improvement overnight. 

Is Zineryt an antibiotic?

Zineryt contains an antibiotic called erythromycin. The zinc in Zineryt is not an antibiotic, but does have antibacterial properties. The combination of erythromycin and zinc in Zineryt make it an effective acne treatment.

Where can I use Zineryt?

Zineryt can be used on the face, back or chest. Your doctor may suggest you use Zineryt in other places. Always apply Zineryt as directed by your doctor and only on top of your skin.

Is Zineryt suitable for all kinds of acne?

Zineryt is suitable for the treatment of moderate acne. If you only have a few spots, blackheads or whiteheads, then you can try mild over the counter treatments from a pharmacy. If you have a lot of spots and inflammation then Zineryt can be an effective treatment. Severe acne which includes cysts and hard lumps underneath the skin, known as nodules, may need stronger treatment which can only be prescribed by a doctor.

Zineyrt summary


Thin layer over the affected area twice per day

Type of Medicine

Antibiotic and anti-inflammatory


Inhibits bacterial protein synthesis, preventing replicaiton

Contains zinc, which fuels various processes in the body

Available Strengths


Active Ingredient

Erythromycin & zinc acetate dihydrate


From £29.70 per bottle

Side Effects

Can include rash, itching, swelling of the treatment area, allergic reactions, stinging or redness of the skin


Active ingredients

The active ingredients in Zineryt are Erythromycin and zinc acetate. 

Inactive ingredients

The other ingredients in Zineryt are di-isopropyl sebacate and ethanol.

Which ingredients can cause an allergic reaction?

Zineryt rarely causes an allergic reaction in people using the medication. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include a rash/hives, itching, swelling of the mouth/face/lips, and trouble breathing. Please contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects or visit your local emergency department to get immediate medical help.


How to use Zineryt

Wash and pat your face dry before applying Zineryt. Unscrew the cap and hold the bottle upside down so the medicine can be absorbed onto the applicator pad. Dab the applicator pad all over the affected area of skin. This should be done twice a day for the duration of your treatment or as your doctor has prescribed.

How long should I use Zineryt for?

Zineryt should be used for the length of time your doctor has prescribed. This is typically for up to three months before you notice an improvement. Stopping the treatment early may cause your acne symptoms to return.

What should I do if I forget to use Zineryt?

If you forget to use Zineryt, apply it as soon as you remember in either the morning or evening. Leave at least three hours between each application of Zineryt. It's important to use Zineryt consistently to get the full benefit of the treatment. 

What should I do if I use too much Zineryt?

If you use too much Zineryt, pat your face gently with a cloth or tissue to remove it. Using the applicator correctly should prevent you from using too much Zineryt.

Side Effects

Zineryt can cause temporary redness or a stinging sensation. If you experience any of the following, stop using Zineryt straight away and tell your doctor: 

  • A red scaly rash with blisters and bumps under the skin 
  • A painful rash or burning sensation which does not go away
  • An allergic reaction (If you experience a rash, itching, face swelling or difficulty breathing then seek emergency medical attention!)


Do not use Zineryt if: 

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients 
  • You are allergic to any antibiotics belonging to the macrolide group of medicines

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor if you are using any other medicines, particularly other antibiotic treatments, before using Zineryt.

Is Zineryt safe to use during pregnancy?

Although Zineryt is safe to use during pregnancy, you must speak to your doctor for advice before using it. This includes if you think you may be pregnant or are planning a pregnancy.

Can I use Zineryt if I'm breastfeeding?

You can use Zineryt while breastfeeding, but you should not apply it to the chest area and you should always speak to your doctor first before using it.

Treatment Options

Alternatives to Zineryt

There are alternatives to help treat moderate or severe acne. These include: 

  • Topical retinoids (tretinoin) 
  • Topical antibiotics (clindamycin or erythromycin) 
  • Topical azelaic acid (Skinoren or Finacea)
  • Oral antibiotics
  • The combined oral contraceptive pill 
  • Isotretinoin tablets 
  • Benzoyl peroxide (Acnecide) 

Treatments that contain a combination of antibiotics, retinoids or benzoyl peroxide include Duac, Epiduo or Differin.

Home remedies for acne

You may want to try home remedies to help treat acne. Ingredients that have good antibacterial properties include: 

  • Tea tree oil 
  • Antibacterial high UMF grade manuka honey 
  • Witch hazel

How to prevent acne

There are steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of acne. These include:  

  • Establishing a good skincare routine
  • Avoiding harsh skincare products or products that contain skin irritants
  • Avoid squeezing or picking spots as this can lead to permanent scarring 
  • Moisturising dry skin 
  • Staying hydrated
  • Exercising regularly
  • Managing stress levels
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet


Can I still wear makeup while using Zineryt?

You can still wear makeup while using Zineryt. Ensure that the lotion has dried before applying any cosmetics.

Why do I have adult acne?

Adult acne is common and it is caused by hormonal changes in the body. This can include menstruation, pregnancy, menopause or hormonal imbalances. 

Does Zineryt treat acne scars?

Zineryt cannot treat existing acne scars but it can help to stop new ones from forming.

Can I buy Zineryt over the counter?

Zineryt is only available on prescription and cannot be purchased over the counter at a pharmacy.

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