Oracea Doxycycline Monohydrate and/or alternatives
Oracea 40mgMarketed as Efracea MR in European Union Manufacturer: Galderma UK Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Oracea 40mgMarketed as Apprilon in Canada Manufacturer: Galderma Canada Inc. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
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Description of Oracea
Oracea is used for treating a kind of skin problem that is known as rosacea. This medicine is highly effective in clearing the bumps and pimples on the face but it is not very effective in clearing the redness of the face. It works by reducing the skin inflammation that is caused by bacteria. The generic name of this drug is Doxycycline and it belongs to the tetracycline class of antibiotics. Tetracyclines are frequently used to treat skin infections though their effectiveness is yet to be scientifically established.
This drug is meant for oral administration only. You can buy Oracea in form of oral capsules that are available in hard gelatin shells. The oral capsules come in strength of Oracea 40 mg that is composed of two types of Doxycycline beads. The first bead of 30 mg is released immediately while another 10 mg is released later to provide the total dose of 40 mg Doxycycline. The main inert ingredients in the formulation are: hypermellose, methacrylic acid copolymer, Polysorbate 80, sugar spheres, polyethylene glycol, talc, titanium dioxide, iron oxide red, iron oxide yellow and triethyl citrate. The active ingredients present in Oracea is 40 mg of anhydrous Doxycycline.
Indications & Dosage of Oracea
The recommended dosage for treatment of rosacea and other skin conditions is Oracea 40 mg once or twice daily or as prescribed by the doctor. It should be taken with one full glass of water in the morning on an empty stomach and at least one hour before having a meal. This drug should not be taken while taking antacids as it may not work well. You should not chew, crush or break the capsule. It should always be swallowed in totality to treat your skin condition effectively.
Side Effects & Interactions of Oracea
You should seek medical help immediately if you experience an allergic reaction after taking Oracea. Symptoms associated with allergic reaction to Oracea are – severe blistering, red skin rash or peeling of skin. Sometimes it may also cause burning in your eyes, swelling of your face, lips and tongue, pale or yellowed skin, loss of appetite and jaundice.
Other serious side effects of this drug include: severe headache, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, increased heart rate, confusion, weakness, body aches, swollen glands, joint pain, hives, difficulty in breathing and flu symptoms.
Some of the less serious side effects of Oracea 40 mg oral capsules are: mild diarrhea, upset stomach, mild vaginal itching or discharge, sores or white patches inside of lips and swelling or sores in genital areas.
There are several drugs in the market that works like Oracea. However, you should buy Oracea 40 mg capsules only from reputed stores to ensure the originality of the medicine. You should always consult your doctor about change in medication or any treatment that you are already undergoing before starting on this medicine.
Warnings & Precautions of Oracea
You should not use Oracea if you are already under medication for cholesterol reduction or under the influence of blood thinners such as warfarin. You should also avoid Oracea if you are allergic to tetracycline antibiotics such as Dynacin, Brodspec, Panmycin, Declomycin, Tetracap, Vectrin and Sumycin. You should also avoid going out into the Sun or wear sunscreen as Oracea can make you sunburn easily.
Oracea should not be taken during pregnancy as it might harm the unborn child. It is also not recommended for women or men who are trying to have children. It may or may not harm a breastfeeding child as there have been no reports yet but you should consult your doctor before breast-feeding your child.