A 42-year-old member asked:
How long do you need to stay out of the sun after you stop taking lymecycline?
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Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Several days: Lymecycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that can have photosensitivity. The half-life of the medicine is 10 hours, so after several days, it should be completely out of one's system. Fortunately it's no longer summer in the Western hemisphere, so this by itself reduces the risk of photosensitivity.
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Last updated Nov 23, 2017
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