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I wish I could say that I'm above caring about what I look like, that it only matters how I feel. But, when my rosacea is flaring up, I can barely bring myself to leave the house. I can partially cover the redness with makeup, but the acne-like breakouts are nearly impossible to fully hide. In fact, I’ve noticed for myself, makeup can actually make the bumps more noticeable. After my long journey with rosacea, I’m relieved to finally have learned of a medicine that can help treat my bumps and blemishes: ORACEA® (doxycycline, USP) Capsules 40 mg*.
After years of struggling with bumps and blemishes on my face despite using countless medicines, cleansers, and creams, I still wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. I brought it up with my dermatologist and he said it looked like rosacea. After speaking with him, I had the official diagnosis and finally felt a little relief. That relief would have been even greater if I had known all the treatment options that were possible and what would be best for me even sooner.
Just one dose of ORACEA Capsules per day is all it takes to treat bumps and blemishes of rosacea from the inside out, which I personally prefer over the creams I’ve tried that did not give me the results I was looking for.
The doctor advised me that ORACEA Capsules is a non-antibiotic dose of doxycycline, and in a 9 month clinical study, ORACEA Capsules did not contribute to antibiotic resistance. ORACEA Capsules contain a low-dose formulation that is powerful enough to rapidly reduce the inflammatory bumps and blemishes of rosacea without killing bacteria.1,2 Every time we take antibiotics, there is risk of resistant bacteria surviving and multiplying.5 The more often this happens, the less likely antibiotics will work.5 Thankfully, Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019 is November 18-24 and one goal is ensuring that antibiotics will be available for future generations.
Maybe it was my age (rosacea tends to first appear after age 30), but it seems as though there’s a lot more information available today than when I was younger. If you have symptoms of rosacea like bumps and blemishes that won’t get better, see a dermatologist. More than 16 million Americans have rosacea, but many don’t know their symptoms could point to this chronic inflammatory skin condition.4 If you think you’re one of them, don’t hesitate!
Make an appointment today with your dermatologist to discuss possible treatment with ORACEA Capsules for the bumps and blemishes of rosacea.
Important Safety Information
Indication: ORACEA® (doxycycline, USP) 40 mg* Capsules are indicated for the treatment of only inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea in adult patients. ORACEA Capsules do not lessen the facial redness caused by rosacea. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (>2%) in patients treated with ORACEA Capsules were nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, diarrhea, hypertension and aspartate aminotransferase increase. Warnings/Precautions: ORACEA Capsules should not be used to treat or prevent infections. ORACEA Capsules should not be taken by patients who have a known hypersensitivity to doxycycline or other tetracyclines. ORACEA Capsules should not be taken during pregnancy, by nursing mothers, or during tooth development (up to the age of 8 years). Although photosensitivity was not observed in clinical trials, ORACEA Capsules patients should minimize or avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight. The efficacy of ORACEA Capsules treatment beyond 16 weeks and safety beyond 9 months have not been established.
*30 mg immediate release & 10 mg delayed release beads
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1 Oracea (doxycycline) capsules for oral use. Prescribing Information. 2014.
2 Valentín, Sheila, et al. Safety and efficacy of doxycycline in the treatment of rosacea. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology: CCID 2 (2009): 129.
3 National Rosacea Society. All About Rosacea. https://www.rosacea.org/patients/allaboutrosacea.php. Accessed on March 14, 2018.
4 National Rosacea Society. What Is Rosacea? https://www.rosacea.org/. Accessed on March 14, 2018.
5 Science Daily. Antibiotic Resistance https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/antibiotic_resistance.htm. Accessed on October 23, 2019.
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