(doxycycline, USP) Once-daily 40 mg* Capsules
*30 mg Immediate Release and 10 mg Delayed Release Beads
ORACEA® is effective
ORACEA® is an oral therapy that reduces the inflammatory lesions (red bumps, blemishes, and pustules) of rosacea. It will not lessen the facial redness caused by this condition.
Many patients treated with ORACEA® in clinical trials started to see improvements (reduction in inflammatory lesions) by around 3-4 weeks and these continued through the full 16 week course of the study. In clinical studies, with over 300 patients, 30% were clear of bumps and blemishes by week 16. 50% showed significant improvement over that time.
ORACEA® is different
Unlike traditional doxycyclines (antibiotics), ORACEA® does not work by killing bacteria. Instead, it has a lower dosage designed to help reduce the inflammatory lesions of rosacea. That’s important because:
- Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition — not a bacterial infection
- In many cases, rosacea requires long-term management, and in clinical studies, ORACEA® has not shown to contribute to bacterial resistance
Please be aware that there are no generic equivalent medications for Oracea®.
How to Use ORACEA®
A Simple Routine
1. A once-daily capsule
2. Typically taken in the morning with a full glass of water
3. At least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal
But as always, be sure to take ORACEA® exactly as prescribed and discuss any concerns you have with your doctor.
ORACEA®: Before and After
The proof is in the pictures—ORACEA® (doxycycline, USP) Capsule delivers visible results.
The patients pictured were actual participants in the rosacea treatment clinical trials for ORACEA® .
Individual results may vary.
In this clinical trial, many study subjects demonstrated improvements in their rosacea over course of the study, and approximately 14% were clear or almost clear of disease symptoms by the end of the study.
This study was Phase III, parallel-group, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the efficacy and safety of ORACEA®, in which patients received 40 mg of ORACEA® or a placebo for 16 weeks.
See more Before and After Images.
ORACEA® is well tolerated
Discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor. Also, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
- Have kidney disease
- Take blood thinners
- Take medicines to treat acne, psoriasis or seizures
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Have had allergic reactions to tetracyclines in the past
There are no equivalent generic medications for ORACEA®, and using more than prescribed will not make it work faster and may lead to additional side effects.
Important Safety Information: ORACEA®
Oracea® is indicated for the treatment of only inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea in adult patients. You may experience intestinal upsets, sore throat or sinus infections/sinusitis when taking Oracea®. Do not take Oracea® if you are allergic to tetracyclines, and it may cause harm to a developing fetus; so do not take Oracea® if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
When taking Oracea®, stay out of direct or artificial sunlight, and make sure you tell your doctor if you have stomach or GI problems, kidney disease, have a yeast or fungal infection, take blood thinners, take oral contraceptives, or take medicine to treat acne, psoriasis or seizures. Oracea® does not treat bacterial infections. Use Oracea®only as prescribed by your doctor.
For more information about Oracea®, see Full Prescribing Information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Last updated August 1, 2012.
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