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What is Acne?

Acne 1 is a skin condition that causes spots and oily skin. It is very common and most people are affected at some stage in their life. It most commonly manifests in the face, but more severe acne can also affect the back and chest area. The types of spots found in acne range from blackheads and whiteheads to more painful papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. Many mild acne outbreaks can be treated with over the counter preparations, available from pharmacies. If your acne becomes more persistent and can't be controlled with over the counter treatments or is impacting the way you feel about your appearance, there are other prescription only topical treatments available to help.

Our doctors can prescribe topical treatments for mild to moderate acne if you have been previously diagnosed by your GP or specialist dermatologist. In the first instance it may be recommended that a topical antibiotic such as Zineryt, or a topical retinoid such as Differin are tried. If these are unsuitable, Skinoren (azelaic acid) may be prescribed, which works in a similar way to the peeling agent benzoyl peroxide. If your acne is still persistent after 8 weeks, you may be suitable to step up to a combination treatment. We offer two types of combination treatment. Duac Once Daily which contains the topical antibiotic clindamycin and the peeling agent benzoyl peroxide, and Epiduo which contains the topical retinoid adapalene and the peeling agent benzoyl peroxide. Our doctors will advise if you are unsure which treatment you need.

All services provided by Anytime Doctor are safe, fast and confidential. You can obtain treatment within the privacy of your home and without the inconvenience of waiting for an appointment.

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  • Discrete service, no face to face appointments needed
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Treatment Options

Zineryt

  • Topical antibiotic with active ingredient erythromycin
  • Works by treating infections of the skin to reduce acne
  • Not to be used with antibiotic tablets
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Differin

  • Topical retinoid with active ingredient adapalene
  • Good for unblocking pores
  • Available as gel or cream
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Skinoren Cream

  • Topical antibacterial with active ingredient azelaic acid
  • Reduces growth of keratin surface skin cells that can block pores
  • Do not use alongside other acne treatments
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Duac Once Daily

  • Combination treatment containing topical antibiotic and peeling agent
  • Contains the active ingredients clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide
  • To be considered if single treatments (Differin or Zineryt) have not worked
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Epiduo

  • Combination treatment containing topical retinoid and peeling agent
  • Contains the active ingredients adapalene and benzoyl peroxide
  • To be considered if single treatments (Differin or Zineryt) have not worked
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Medicines at a glance

Treatments Available

Zineryt

Duac Once Daily

Differin

Epiduo

Skinoren Cream

Description

Zineryt contains the antibiotic erythromycin and it works by treating infections of the skin to reduce the symptoms of acne.

Duac Once Daily is a combination treatment that contains both the antibiotic clindamycin and the peeling agent benzoyl peroxide. It may be recommended if Zineryt was unsuccessful after 8 weeks of use.

Differin contains the retinoid adapalene which is good for unblocking pores which can otherwise cause spots.

Epiduo is a combination treatment that contains both the retinoid adapalene and the peeling agent benzoyl peroxide. It may be recommended if Differin was unsuccessful after 8 weeks of use.

Skinoren (azelaic acid) is an antibacterial cream applied directly to the affected areas of acne. It reduces the growth of the keratin surface skin cells that can block pores. This helps to unblock the pores and sebaceous glands (glands which secrete sebum) and as a result the sebum can escape. This helps to reduce the formation of blackheads (comedones) and spots.

Side Effects
  • skin irritation
  • redness
  • scaling
  • itching or burning sensations
Please Note

All medication can cause side effects. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.

Patient Information Leaflet

Zineryt PIL
Duac Once Daily PIL

Differin Cream PIL
Differin Gel PIL
Epiduo PIL

Skinoren PIL

Suitability

Not suitable if you are allergic to any of the active ingredients or for women who are pregnant or breast feeding. Treatments should not be used together unless your regular GP or specialist dermatologist has specifically advised this.

Alternatives

If topical antibacterial, topical antibiotic, or topical retinoid treatments have not been effective, other treatments for more severe acne are available such as Roaccutane (isotretinoin) and Dianette (a contraceptive pill for women only). These treatments need to be monitored closely and can only be prescribed by your GP or specialist dermatologist.

Effectiveness

Results should be noticeable within four to eight weeks of starting treatment. Needs to be used regularly for several months. The length of treatment will vary from person to person, depending on how bad the acne is at the beginning of treatment.

Looking after your medicine

Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.

How the service works

Complete consultation

Complete a free online medical consultation. Your answers provide our doctors with the information they need to safely recommend the right treatment for you.

Choose treatment

A doctor will review your consultation and, if it is safe to do so, approve you for treatment. Our doctors will suggest suitable treatment options, including dosage and treatment duration. Select your medicine and complete your order using our secure payment system.

Prescription issued

All prescriptions are sent electronically to our UK based partner pharmacy, ready for dispatch. Our partner pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council and only dispenses genuine branded medicines licensed for use in the UK.

Medicine delivered

Medicines require a signature upon delivery. Most orders are dispensed and dispatched for delivery the next working day. All orders are sent using discrete packaging with no mention of Anytime Doctor or the parcel content. Upgrade to same day delivery for orders within the M25.

All of our prices are fully inclusive. When buying your treatment online our price includes the cost of the consultation, the issuing of a private prescription, dispensing of the medicine itself, free delivery and doctor after-care. There are no hidden extras.

We aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation to ensure that the treatment option you are requesting is appropriate for your needs. Our GMC registered doctors are also able to suggest treatment options for you if you prefer. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your medical consultation and registration is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.

In order to manage some conditions online, we are required to inform your GP about the medicine you have been prescribed. This will be clearly highlighted during your consultation. We will not contact or share this information with your GP without your consent. You are required to provide consent each time you order, so you remain in full control of when we contact your GP on your behalf.

Your Anytime Doctor medical record is confidential and securely stored on our UK data servers. We will never share your details unless you expressly ask us to do so.

If over the counter treatments have not helped your acne, you may be suitable to try prescription only topical treatments. There are many to choose from and many have different active ingredients. You may wish to consider trying topical treatments one by one in the following order (not at the same time), moving up one level if the previous treatment has been unsuccessful after 8 weeks of use.

  • 1Zineryt (topical antibiotic) OR
    Differin (topical retinoid) OR
    Skinoren (azelaic acid) which works in a similar way to the peeling agent benzoyl peroxide
  • 2Duac Once Daily (topical antibiotic and peeling agent benzoyl peroxide) OR
    Epiduo (topical retinoid and peeling agent benzoyl peroxide)
  • 3Antibiotic tablets for acne (not available through Anytime Doctor)

Our doctors will advise if you are unsure which treatment you need.

How our service works

  1. 1

    Complete a free online consultation

  2. 2

    Choose your preferred treatment

  3. 3

    Prescription issued by a GMC registered doctor

  4. 4

    Medicine delivered the next day

Why choose Anytime Doctor

  • UK based doctors and patient co-ordinators
  • Genuine & licensed medicines only
  • No hidden fees
  • Free discrete delivery
  • Genuine medication prescribed and dispensed by UK GPs and pharmacy
  • Free next day UK delivery
  • Discrete service, no face to face appointments needed
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