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Botox and Tetralysal?

I just had Botox done a week ago and realized that I was on Lymecycline for acne. Does this matter?

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Botox and antibiotics

You shouldn't have an issue with Botox while on an antibiotic - be sure you follow up with your provider and keep them informed of any unwanted side effects.


Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Tetralysal is a 'tetracycline' and OK with Botox

This medication is in the class of tetracyclin antibiotics and compatible with Botox. It is used for Chlamydia infections, acne, and bronchitis, among others and does not affect Botox efficacy.

Antibiotics and Botox

Botox that is injected does not travel systemically, and therefore it does not "interact" with any medications. 

Cameron Rokhsar, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox and antibiotics

Taking antibiotics is no problem when having Botox. There is no relationship between them and you need not be concerned.

Jo Herzog, MD
Birmingham Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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