Oracea (Doxycycline)

General Information

Oracea (Doxycycline) is indicated for the treatment of a certain type of skin condition called rosacea. It is a common skin condition that causes visible blood vessels and redness in your face. It may also produce red, small, pus-filled bumps.

This medication will help to reduce the number of pimples and bumps on the face. But this drug may not decrease the redness on your face. 

How does Oracea (Doxycycline) work?

Doxycycline works by lessening the inflammation. It also helps to reduce those red and swollen breakouts. This drug does not work as an antibiotic because it does not stop the growth of bacteria. For that reason, you should not use this to treat any infection, like viral infections (flu or common cold).

Why use Oracea (Doxycycline)?

Oracea Capsule contains Doxycycline as an active ingredient. It belongs to the class of medications known as antibiotics. This is available as capsules for oral administration. Each capsule which is a hard gelatin capsule shell contains 40mg of Doxycycline. It has an amount equivalent to 40mg of anhydrous Doxycycline. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication. 

How to use Oracea (Doxycycline)?

The recommended dosage for this medication is based on condition and response.

Oracea Capsule is usually taken once daily in the morning. It is to be taken by mouth and also on an empty stomach. It is at least an hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Do not break or chew the capsule. You should swallow it as a whole. Take it with a full glass of water. Take it at the same time each day or as it is directed by your doctor. Follow your prescription very carefully. To avoid some complications, do not double the given dosage. Do not also suddenly stop taking it without consulting your doctor.

What are the side-effects of Oracea (Doxycycline)?

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Skin rash
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vaginal itching or discharge

Warnings and Precautions

  • Before taking this medication, let your doctor know if you’ve ever had liver or kidney disease. Tell also to your doctor if you have diabetes.
  • Inform first your doctor if you are pregnant or if you have a plan to become pregnant. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding women.
  • You should not share this with others who have the same symptoms as yours.
  • Keep this away from moisture and heat. Store at room temperature.