What is rosacea?
If you’ve been experiencing facial redness, blushing, or small bumps and blemishes that resemble acne, you could be one of 16 million Americans with rosacea,
a chronic inflammatory skin disease. You know that it not only impacts how you look, but it can affect how you feel as well
Everyone’s rosacea is unique, and your treatment should be too!
Your best bet to help achieve clearer skin is by working with your dermatologist to get a formal diagnosis and set your treatment goals together
Over-the-counter rosacea treatments may not have given you the results you were looking for in the past, and if left untreated, your rosacea may get worse. The sooner you work with your dermatologist to seek the right treatment, which may include a prescription, the sooner you may achieve clearer skin
Making the switch to an effective prescription treatment that is right for you may improve your symptoms of rosacea. The time to act is now!
Guide the discussion with your dermatologist, and start your journey to help achieve clearer skin today
Tips and tricks
Looking for tips and tricks to help manage your bumps and blemishes of rosacea?
Learn more about an effective rosacea treatment that is safe for long-term use*
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ROSACEA SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
What to look for
Rosacea can show up differently on everyone and may slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks. Rosacea can be categorized within four subtypes:
A rarer type of rosacea causes the skin to thicken and develop a bumpy texture. This may happen on the chin, forehead, cheeks and ears, but the nose is most frequently affected
The eyes may become red and irritated, causing an itchy feeling that burns or stings. This type can even lead to light sensitivity and blurred vision
BUMPS AND BLEMISHES
A common characteristic of rosacea is acne-like breakouts. While these bumps and blemishes might resemble acne, treating them with harsh acne medications may upset sensitive skin (common with rosacea) and make the condition worse
PERSISTENT FACIAL REDNESS
For many, facial redness is the most noticeable symptom. Rosacea can take on a distinctive pattern, affecting the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead near the center of the face
Help identify your rosacea signs and symptoms
Download our factsheet, and talk to a dermatologist about your rosacea
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What can cause rosacea flares?
Treatment is only one part of your journey. Understanding your triggers is an important aspect of helping to manage the bumps and blemishes of your rosacea for the long term*
Sun, strong wind and hot and cold temperatures may trigger your rosacea
Stress, anxiety, and strenuous exercise could exacerbate your rosacea
These include menopause, chronic cough, caffeine withdrawal syndrome
Alcohol and/or hot drinks may cause your symptoms to worsen
Spicy and hot foods, dairy products, certain beans, fruits, and chocolate may cause your rosacea to flare
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
Acne or rosacea?
As the bumps and blemishes of rosacea can resemble acne, the two skin conditions are often mistaken for each other. While the symptoms may be similar, knowing what to look for will help you distinguish between the two
Important Safety Information
Indication: ORACEA® (doxycycline) 40 mg* capsules are indicated for the treatment of only inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea in adult patients. ORACEA does not lessen the facial redness caused by rosacea. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (>2%) in subjects treated with ORACEA were nasopharyngitis, diarrhea, hypertension and sinusitis. Warnings/Precautions: ORACEA should not be used to treat or prevent infections. ORACEA should not be taken by patients who have a known hypersensitivity to doxycycline or other tetracyclines. ORACEA should not be taken during pregnancy, by nursing mothers, or during tooth development (up to the age of 8 years) and may cause reversible inhibition of bone growth. If Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) occurs, may need to discontinue ORACEA. Although photosensitivity was not observed in clinical trials, ORACEA patients should minimize or avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight. The efficacy of ORACEA treatment beyond 16 weeks and safety beyond 9 months have not been established.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
*Based on safety data from a 9-month clinical trial
†Self-administered online survey completed by 710 adult rosacea patients from France, Germany, Italy, UK, Canada and the USA who had been diagnosed by a doctor (declarative), taken a prescribed rosacea treatment in the past 12 months, and visited a doctor at least twice for their rosacea in the past 12 months
‡Self-administered online survey completed by 361 physicians, 300 rosacea patients and 318 psoriasis patients with facial involvement from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Canada and the USA. Inclusion criteria for patients: adults suffering from at least a moderate disease impact (DLQI ≥6) with a diagnosis of rosacea or psoriasis on the face, taken at least one prescribed treatment for their disease in the past 12 months, and visited a physician at least once for their disease in the past 12 months
§30 mg immediate release and 10 mg delayed release beads
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