Oracea (Doxycycline Monohydrate)

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Oracea is a prescription medication that contains doxycycline, which is a tetracycline antibiotic. It is used to treat only inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea in adult patients. It contains doxycycline monohydrate, taken only once daily at an anti-inflammatory dose of 40mg. It is specifically indicated for the treatment of only inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea in adults.

Oracea helps reduce the number of pimples and bumps on the face and is available in a capsule form that is usually taken once a day. It does not work by killing bacteria, but rather treats rosacea symptoms because of its anti-inflammatory actions.

Uses and Dosage

Doxycycline is taken orally in the form of a Modified Release Hard Capsule. It is usually taken once or twice a day and should be taken with a full glass of water. Swallow them whole Capsule and do not split, chew, or crush them.

If your stomach becomes upset when you take doxycycline, you may take it with food or milk. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the best way to take doxycycline, and to follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed.

Continue taking doxycycline even if you feel well, and take all the medication until you are finished, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Additionally, ensure that you receive only the type of doxycycline that was prescribed by your doctor. Be sure to ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about the type of doxycycline you were given.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Oracea (Doxycycline Monohydrate):

  • Darkened skin color
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash or itching
  • Upset stomach
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Vomiting

Serious Side Effects of Oracea (Doxycycline Monohydrate):

  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling in your face or throat
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Burning in your eyes
  • Skin pain
  • Red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling
  • Skin rash
  • Swollen glands
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Muscle aches
  • Severe weakness
  • Unusual bruising
  • Yellowing of your skin or eyes (jaundice)
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Diarrhea that is watery or bloody
  • Throat irritation
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe headaches
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Dizziness
  • Vision problems
  • Pain behind your eyes
  • Upper stomach pain that may spread to your back
  • Tiredness
  • Fast heart rate
  • Dark urine
  • Little or no urination
  • Chills
  • Pale skin
  • Easy bruising or bleeding

Form and Strength

Oracea (Doxycycline Monohydrate) is available in the following forms and strengths:

Oracea: Modified Release Hard Capsule

  • 40 mg

Doxycycline Monohydrate: Modified Release Hard Capsule

  • 40 mg


  • Oracea should not be taken by individuals who are hypersensitive to doxycycline or other tetracyclines.
  • Doxycycline Monohydrate should not be taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding without consulting a healthcare professional.
  • Oracea may interact with other medications or supplements, so inform your doctor about any current medications you are taking before starting Oracea.
  • Doxycycline Monohydrate may cause sensitivity to sunlight or make existing skin conditions worse.
  • Oracea should be taken on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal.
  • Oracea may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions, such as liver or kidney disease, lupus, or myasthenia gravis.
  • Doxycycline Monohydrate may interfere with the effectiveness of certain types of birth control, such as pills, patches, or injections.
  • Oracea should not be given to children under the age of 8, as it may cause permanent discoloration of the teeth.
  • Long-term use of Oracea may increase the risk of fungal or bacterial infections, such as thrush or Clostridium difficile.
  • It may also cause changes in blood sugar levels and increase the risk of developing diabetes or worsen existing diabetes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can Oracea be taken with food?

No, Oracea should be taken on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Oracea?

Avoid alcohol while taking Oracea, as it may increase the risk of certain side effects like stomach upset and dizziness.

Can Oracea cause sun sensitivity?

Yes, Oracea may cause increased sensitivity to sunlight or make existing skin conditions worse. It is important to use sunscreen and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun while taking this medication.

How long should I take Oracea for?

The length of treatment with Oracea depends on the severity of your rosacea symptoms and your doctor's recommendation. Follow your doctor's instructions and do not stop taking Oracea without consulting them.

Can Oracea be crushed or chewed?

Do not crush or chew Oracea capsules, as this may affect the effectiveness of the medication. If you have difficulty swallowing the capsules, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about alternative dosing options.


It's important to purchase Oracea from verified Canadian pharmacy.

Additional information

Generic name:

Doxycycline Monohydrate


Modified Release Hard Capsule



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