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 for rosacea. Benefits include:
Reduces spots and pimples
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 nose, throat, and sinuses
If you do notice any side effects, 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)
diphenylhydantoin and phenytoin (brain seizures)
cyclosporin (for organ transplant)
general anaesthetic (in situations where you are going to have an operation)
You can safely purchase Efracea online at MedsNow, a registered pharmacy in the UK. 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.