Oracea, or doxycycline, is a prescription medication in the drug class of miscellaneous antimalarials and tetrecyclines. Oracea is used most often to treat malaria and rosacea symptoms as well as infections. Oracea is taken orally with a full glass, or eight ounces, of water to treat the above conditions. Oracea must be taken on an empty stomach for the full effects to be felt. Do not eat until two hours after you have ingested Oracea. Please note that it is very important to read the expiration date to see if the medication is expired. Using expired Oracea may cause damage to the kidneys, and in turn, the rest of the body.
Oracea is a medicine used in the treatment of dermatological conditions. As such, the medicine is used to treat blemishes, acne, psoriasis, and rosacea. Oracea may also be used for purposes not listed here, as determined by the prescriber.
The active ingredient of Oracea - doxycycline - is an antibiotic. Oracea is administered to the patient as a capsule. The drug works by disrupting protein synthesis, an essential process that retains the integrity of the bacterium. Proteins are, for example, vital to the cell membrane and DNA replication.
Oracea is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include upset stomach, mild nausea, mild skin rash, and vaginal itching.