Efracea (Doxycycline)

Efracea is an oral medication with doxycycline, a tetracycline antibiotic. Doxycycline is an active compound that can help overcome the symptoms of a variety of bacterial infections. It hinders the growth of the bacteria, allowing your body to fight off the infection and thereby curbing any further damage to the skin.
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Efracea (Doxycycline)

Efracea is an oral medication with doxycycline, a tetracycline antibiotic. Doxycycline is an active compound that can help overcome the symptoms of a variety of bacterial infections. It hinders the growth of the bacteria, allowing your body to fight off the infection and thereby curbing any further damage to the skin.


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Efracea is an oral medication that helps treat redness, spots and pimples which are associated with rosacea.

Efracea capsules contain the active ingredient doxycycline, a tetracycline antibiotic. Doxycycline is known to treat bacterial infections, it reduces the inflammation associated with rosacea.

Efracea is known to be an effective treatment or rosacea. Benefits include:

  • Reduces redness

  • Reduces spots and pimples

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Promotes healing

Efracea contains the active ingredient doxycycline, a tetracycline antibiotic, at 40mg per capsule. Its recommended dose is one capsule every day in the morning. 

If you forget to take the capsule, skip the forgotten dose and take the next one. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one. Avoid taking an overdose, as it may be harmful.

Take the capsules orally by swallowing whole with water. Take them on an empty stomach, one hour before consuming food or two hours afterwards. Do not chew the capsules. Also, drink one full glass of water when you take the capsule to avoid any irritation to the throat.

If you have any of the following conditions, ensure that you inform our team before taking the medication:

  • you have liver disease 

  • you suffer from colitis

  • you have ocular rosacea which affects your eyes

  • you suffer from oesophageal irritation or ulcers in the oesophagus

  • you have a history of or are currently experiencing an oral or vaginal yeast or fungal infection

  • you have myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakening disease)

  • you work outdoors or have considerable exposure to light

Efracea should not be taken: 

  • if you are allergic to doxycycline or any other ingredients of the medicine

  • if you are taking isotretinoin (Roaccutane)

  • if you have achlorhydria (a medical condition that leads to the absence of acid in the stomach)

  • if you have had surgery on the duodenum (the upper portion of the gut)

  • if the patient is under 12 years of age

Common side effects of Efracea include:

  • Inflammation of the nosethroat and sinuses

  • Dry mouth

  • Diarrhoea

  • Indigestion

If you do notice any side effect, do not panic. Contact your doctor at the earliest.

Be careful about the following aspects while taking the medicine:

  • Take the Efracea capsule with plenty of water. It helps reduce the chances of developing irritation or ulcers in the throat.

  • Do not take milk or dairy products along with this medication. The calcium tends to make it less effective.

  • After taking the capsule, wait for 2 or 3 hours before taking any calcium-containing products.

If you are taking any of the following medicines, you must inform our team:

  • isotretinoin (for severe acne)

  • antacids, multi-vitamins or other products that contain calcium, aluminium, magnesium, iron, cholestyramine, activated charcoal or sucralfate

  • blood thinning medicines

  • antibiotics, such as penicillin

  • barbiturates (sleeping pills or short-term painkillers)

  • rifampicin (tuberculosis)

  • carbamazepine (epilepsy)

  • diphenylhydantoin and phenytoin (brain seizures)

  • primidone (anti-convulsant)

  • cyclosporin (for organ transplant) 

  • general anaesthetic (in situations where you are going to have an operation)

You can safely purchase Efracea online at MedsNow. Firstly, you will have an online consultation with a member of our team. Post consultation, once the prescriber ensures that Efracea is the right drug for you, your order will be supplied.

  1. Can You Drink Alcohol With EfraceaUsually, it is not recommended to consume alcohol while taking antibiotics. But small amounts of alcohol may not cause harm when you are taking Efracea, provided it does not make you feel unwell. Do not take alcohol if you are experiencing any liver problems.

  1. What Happens If You Take Doxycycline On An Empty Stomach? The medicine should be taken on an empty stomach. 

  1. Is It Better To Take Efracea In The Morning Or At Night?  It is advised to take Efracea in the morning.

  1. Is Doxycycline A Powerful Antibiotic? Yes, Doxycycline is a powerful antibiotic however Efracea contains small amounts of the active ingredient. As such, it should give the required benefit but with a considerably lower risk of side effects.

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