Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.

  • Review by a qualified doctor
  • Including prescription
  • Next-day delivery included

How it works

This medication contains the active ingredient oxytetracycline dihydrate which is effective at targeting the acne-causing bacteria Propionibacterium acnes. It aims to stop the bacteria from producing by inhibiting its ability to produce proteins. If the bacteria's reproductive capabilities are impaired, the infection can't spread and cause inflammation of the sebaceous glands, allowing them to heal and skin to clear up.

Who this treatment is for

Using this medication shouldn't be a problem for most patients, although it should not be used if you are allergic to the active ingredient. Patients are also strongly discouraged from taking this antibiotic if you have long-term kidney or liver problems, you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are taking medications such as penicillin, anticoagulants, diuretics or retinoids.

Taking Oxytetracycline tablets

It's important that this treatment is taken exactly as prescribed so that you minimize your risk of side effects. The usual recommended dose is two 250mg tablets twice a day, ideally an hour prior to or two hours after you have had a meal. These tablets should not be taken before bed and also not with milk or food of any kind as this can inhibit its effectiveness inside the body.

The side effects

Side effects aren't a common occurrence, but if they do occur you should seek medical advice, especially if you start experiencing an allergic reaction, you experience symptoms that indicate raised pressure in the skull such as a headache or disturbed vision or if you start developing a sensitivity to sunlight.

How to buy online

Oxytetracycline is a prescription medication, however it is available to order safely online at 121doc. All we ask is that patients complete a confidential online consultation when they place their order. This will allow us and our doctors to make sure that you can use this medication safely. If this is the case, a prescription will be approved and passed to our pharmacy, from where your treatment will be dispatched directly to you for free next day delivery. If Oxytetracycline is no the correct medication for you then please look at our acne medication page where you can find Minocin and Dianette that can also help against the symptoms of Acne.

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Select a condition here or use the top menu. For every condition, we provide you with information as well as the treatments we currently offer. If you don’t know which is best for you, just click the 'Advise-me' button.


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Every order starts with an online consultation. We will ask you medical questions to make sure only treatment that is safe and effective is prescribed. We take into account your lifestyle, health and any other medications you’re currently using.

The consultation is completely free, and takes between 5 and 10 minutes of your time.

All your information is safe with us. We don’t share it with anyone unless you want us to.


If you need any guidance, you can call, message or email our customer service team via the ‘How can we help you?' section here.

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As soon as you place the order, one of our doctors will review your consultation. On working days, this usually takes around one hour.


If the doctor has any additional questions, you will receive a phone call and an email. We understand you might be at work or busy. Our customer service representatives are always discreet and can call back at a more convenient time if necessary.

Our emails never contain any personal or medical information, only a link to your private account on our website (where you will find your messages).


Once our pharmacy receives your prescription, you will get a second email with your package tracking code.

Deliver Expect your delivery the next working day.
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All orders include next-day delivery. Alternatively, you can select a delivery date that suits you better.


We also provide a free UPS Access Point service. Pick up your package from one of many collection points across the UK.

With your tracking code, you will know the estimated delivery time. All we need is your signature (or a friend‘s or relative’s).


All parcels are plainly labelled; there is no logo or any indication of its contents. Inside, you will find your treatment as well as a patient leaflet in your chosen language.

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With 121doc’s Subscribe & Save service, you can automatically receive your treatment every few weeks or months.

The order will be generated by us, using the information you provided (including delivery frequency). You don’t have to do anything. Payment is taken two days before shipping.


There are two ways to subscribe. The first is during the order process. The second is via your profile here.

You can cancel or amend your repeat prescriptions at any time.


There are no sign-up fees with this service. Plus, you get a 10% discount off all future prescriptions, increasing to 15% after six orders!