Frequently Asked Questions

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Is rosacea contagious?

No, rosacea is not an infectious or contagious disease.

Is rosacea hereditary?

Although no scientific research has been performed on rosacea and heredity, nearly 40% of rosacea patients surveyed by the National Rosacea Society reported having family members with similar symptoms.

Will rosacea get worse with age?

It’s unclear exactly how and when, but symptoms often progress over time. Most experts agree that early diagnosis and treatment are essential to help avoid worsening symptoms and permanent skin changes (skin thickening, red lines, and resistant papules).

How long does rosacea last?

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory disorder often characterized by relapses and remissions. Rosacea cannot be cured, but medical treatments are available that can help manage its signs and symptoms.

Is there any connection between eczema and rosacea?

No. Rosacea generally affects the face, whereas atopic eczema can appear on various areas of the body.

Are there different types of rosacea? Are the treatments different?

There are 4 basic types of rosacea, although they share some of the same symptoms: facial redness, bumps and blemishes, skin thickening, and ocular (eye) rosacea. Your doctor or dermatologist can determine the type of rosacea you have, and can discuss the best treatment option that will help manage your symptoms. ORACEA Capsules are a convenient, once-daily treatment for only bumps and blemishes of rosacea.

Learn about a topical treatment for bumps and blemishes

Learn about a topical treatment for facial redness

Adapted from Rosacea.org.

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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.

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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