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Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Is Oracea different to 50mg a day of Doxycycline ?

I came across the following graph in a recent presentation at the recent AAD meeting and figured it was interesting enough to highlight it here. The following graph, sourced from Collagenex (who sell Oracea), shows the blood plasma concentration of doxycycline after taking Oracea compared to 50mg once a day of generic doxycycline. The horizontal […]

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Oracea Too Expensive ?

Some interesting comments from KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel via a NPR segment. He raises two points that are worth discussing. Firstly is Oracea really any better than generic doxycycline and secondly what does it say about the pharmaceutical industry (and insurance companies – ed) that a repackaged old product  can be so expensive ? […]

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Should I moisturize before or after Finacea – it doesn’t matter!

Well here you are, one of the frequently asked questions about rosacea topicals has been answered. Does it matter whether I apply my rosacea prescription topical before or after I use a moisturizer ? This recently available abstract suggests that in fact it doesn’t matter. The study looked at the absorption of finacea before and […]

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This paper comes up with the seemingly simple and innocuous result that rosacea sufferers are more likely to fill prescription repeats for oral treatments compared to topicals. This lead to the suggestion by Collagenex that sufferers are generally more satisfied with the effects of oral treatments. In recent press release they further suggested that this […]

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Metrogel, Metrolotion, Metrocream, Noritate, once or twice per day – all the same same !!

Despite quite a lot of activity in the marketing and development of the metronidazole based rosacea treatments (lotion, cream, gel, generic equivalents, metrogel 1%, once per day, twice per day) this research suggests that the formulation and treatment frequency make little difference to the treatment outcome. So if you can tolerate one of the available […]

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