Oracea Oral Capsule, Biphasic Release 40Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Oracea: Oral capsule, biphasic release (40mg)

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Oracea 40mg Cap
Galderma Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: CGPI 40 

What is this Medicine?

DOXYCYCLINE (dox i SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections, Lyme disease, and malaria. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Oracea: Oral capsule, biphasic release(40mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Oracea 40mg Capsule

NDC: 002993822
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Acne Rosacea

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Protect from light
Oracea 40mg Capsule
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Galderma Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: CGPI 40 
Shape: capsule
Color: beige

Reported Side Effects for Oracea 40mg Capsule

Stomach Pain Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
1.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flu Incidence:
2.0-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
5.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Oracea 40mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Calcium-containing foods and Oracea 40mg Capsule(Doxycycline Monohydrate)
Calcium-containing foods and Doxycycline(Doxycycline Monohydrate)
Take Doxycyline with plenty of fluid to reduce the risk of irritation to the stomach or esophagus (tube leading from mouth to stomach). For best results give Doxycycline at least 1 hour prior to or 2 hours after a meal and/or milk. Doxycycline may be taken with foods or milk if stomach irritation occurs.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Foods High in Iron and Oracea 40mg Capsule(Doxycycline Monohydrate)
Foods High in Iron and Doxycycline(Doxycycline Monohydrate)
Take Doxycyline with plenty of fluid to reduce the risk of irritation to the stomach or esophagus (tube leading from mouth to stomach). For best results give Doxycycline at least 1 hour prior to or 2 hours after a meal and/or milk. Doxycycline may be taken with foods or milk if stomach irritation occurs.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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