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Composition for INVOLYM


food interaction for INVOLYM

alcohol interaction for INVOLYM

pregnancy interaction for INVOLYM

lactation interaction for INVOLYM

It is better to take Involym 408 mg capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Involym 408 mg capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Involym 408 mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




Involym 408 mg capsule is primarily used for the treatment of acne caused due to bacterial infections. It is also used for the treatment of other bacterial infections such as sinusitis (inflammation of the air cavity within the skull), bronchitis (inflammation of lower air passages to the lungs) and infections of the gut, eyes or skin.

How it works

Involym 408 mg capsule belongs to group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by inhibiting the protein synthesis thereby preventing the growth of infection causing bacteria.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal cramp, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Headache


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Expert advice for INVOLYM

  • Always take the medicine with a glass of water and avoid taking large amounts of milk with lymecycline as milk may affect its absorption.
  • Avoid direct exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet rays while taking this drug. Use sunscreen or protective clothing while going out in the sun.
  • Do not take if allergic to lymecycline or tetracyclines or to any ingredients.
  • Do not give to Children below 12 years of age as the drug may cause tooth discoloration or may affect bone development.
  • Do not consume if Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Do not take if suffering from or have history of kidney disease.

Frequently asked questions for INVOLYM


Q. Is lymecycline an antibiotic, penicillin or tetracycline?
Lymecycline is a type of tetracycline antibiotic. It is not a penicillin.
Q. Is lymecycline used for the treatment of acne?
Yes. Lymecycline is used for the treatment of acne caused due to infections by bacteria.
Q. Is lymecycline safe?
Lymecycline is relatively safe if used as directed by physician. In case of adverse events, please consult your doctor.
Q. Is lymecycline same as Tetralysal?
Yes. Tetralysal is the name of one of the brands of lymecycline available in the market.
Q. Does lymecycline affect birth control?
Yes. Lymecycline may reduce the contraceptive action of hormonal contraceptive medicines. Hence, use of alternate birth control measure is recommended while taking lymecycline.
Q. Does lymecycline cause weight changes, hair loss or affect periods?
Lymecycline is not known to cause hair loss or changes in weight or periods. If you experience any such adverse event, please consult your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 01 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)