Oracea (40mg doxycycline)

Oracea is a once per day 40mg (30mg immediate release and 10mg delayed release) doxycycline treatment for the papules and pustles of rosacea. Galderma promote Oracea as superior to 50mg a day of generic doxycycline because Oracea is a low enough dose to be promoted as an `anti-inflamatory only’ treatment and not suffering from potential problems of higher doses of antibiotics.

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So called low dose doxycycline, and treating rosacea has had some good research published in recent years. The treatment dose is low enough to not have antibiotic ability, but still give a therapeutic benefit. Tetracyclines have also been used successfully to treat ocular rosacea symptoms. This patent covers the ability to co-treat rosacea and ocular […]

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Another paper readying the rosacea community for the release of Oracea. Collagenex have conducted studies so that they can market Oracea as a safe low-dose doxycyline treatment suitable for the long term treatment of rosacea. Multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial results evaluating the effects of 40 mg doxycycline monohydrate controlled-release capsules in treatment of […]

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How to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

This paper discusses strategies to reduce antibiotic exposure during rosacea therapy; including using combination therapy with oral antibiotics and topical therapies/agents. This could be used as maintenance therapy for longer term benefits. Note that the use of low dose doxycycline like Oracea is also another option when thinking about possible antibiotic resistance issues. Preventing antibiotic […]

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Some more background about subantimicrobial (sometimes referred to as SD – Subantimicrobial Dosage) doxycycline and rosacea. A dosage of around 50mg per day is enough to see a benefit in rosacea symptoms but also low enough to not affect gut flora or cause other antibiotic related side effects. SD doxycycline can also be take safely […]

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Given the recent developments in periostat, oracea and COL-3 an interesting article about the applicability of low dose doxycycline. The term SDD refers to `subantimicrobial dose doxycycline hyclate’. From US Pharmacist, Vol. No: 29:04 Posted: 4/15/04. New Applications of Doxycycline Hyclate in Medicine and Dentistry Golub and his colleagues were able to show that tetracycline […]

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