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About Product
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Mohamed Imran Lakhi Content Administrator GPhC: 2060586 Updated on: 05/09/2019 Next review: 05/03/2020

About Efracea

Efracea is a treatment for rosacea which uses an antibiotic (doxycycline) to fight the bacteria which are causing the inflammation, redness and acne associated with the condition.

Doxycycline belongs to the tetracycline class of antibiotics, which are used to treat a variety of infections from chest infections to malaria and STD's. However, Efracea is formulated to specifically treat rosacea in adults.

Efracea treats rosacea by killing the bacteria which builds up inside clogged pores. However, rosacea responds slowly to antibiotics which means that a long term course of treatment is required - typically this course of treatment lasts a couple of months.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition which causes redness and inflammation on various areas of the face, such as the cheeks and nose. The rash may cause irritation such as a stinging or burning sensation.

It can be difficult to determine what triggers rosacea to flare up in some people, as any number of factors could be to blame. Once a trigger is known, it can be avoided to prevent a flare up from happening in the future.

There are 4 main types of rosacea.

Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is characterised by flushing, redness of the skin and blood vessels becoming visible.

Papulopustular rosacea causes breakouts similar to acne. Skin often appears red and swollen.

Phymatous rosacea thickens the skin and causes it to have a bumpy texture.

Ocular rosacea affects the skin around the eyes. Eyelids appear swollen and may cause a sty-like lump. Eyes can also be red and irritated.

There is currently no cure for the condition, but there are a number of treatments which have been proven to reduce the signs and symptoms of rosacea.

How to use Efracea

Take one 40 mg tablet a day with a glass of water. Efracea can be taken with or without food.

Do not take Efracea with milk or antacids as these can reduce the absorption of the medicine.

Do not increase or decrease the dose without the doctors consent.

When taking antibiotics, it's important to always follow your doctor's advice and complete the course of antibiotics.

Efracea side effects and cautions

All medications carry the risk of side effects. Educating yourself on the side effects which could be caused by the medication you are taking is imperative to your safety. Always read the patient information leaflet before taking any medication.

Common side effects include:

  • Inflammation of the nose, throat and sinuses
  • Increased risk of fungal infection
  • Anxiety
  • Sinus headache
  • High or increased blood pressure
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pain in the upper part of the abdomen
  • Dry mouth
  • Back pain

How can I report my side effects?

If you experience any side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. For more information on side effects and interactions with specific ingredients and medicines, read the patient information leaflet found within the packaging.

Is it safe to use Efracea while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Efracea should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding as it can cause permanent discolouration of the child's teeth and affect bone growth. If you suspect or find out you are pregnant while using this medication, speak to your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use make-up with this medicine?

Yes, you can use make-up while taking this treatment.

If you have rosacea, you may want to use cosmetic products which do not exacerbate your symptoms. Look for products intended for sensitive ski

Can I shave while using this medicine?

For men, shaving can pose a significant threat to their rosacea, potentially worsening their symptoms.

It may be more suitable for men to use electric razors instead of normal razors to reduce the level of irritation on the skin.

You may also avoid shaving creams, lotions and aftershave products which may irritate your skin. Instead, use shaving products which are suitable for sensitive skin types and use a moisturiser or balm after shaving to soothe the skin.

Will this medicine affect my ability to drive?

No, this product should not impact your ability to drive.

Table of contents

About Efracea

How to use Efracea

Efracea side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Additional resources

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Treatment information

  • Product Name: Efracea
  • Active Ingredient(s): Doxycycline
  • Manufacturer: Galderma
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Capsule
  • Available Strength: 40 mg
  • Exemption: Prescription only medication
  • Application: Men and women over 18 with rosacea
  • Dosage: Take once a day
  • Description: Efracea is an oral antibiotic used to treat rosacea
  • Drug Class: Antibiotic
  • Alcohol Consumption: Do not drink alcohol
  • When Pregnant: Do not take when pregnant. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take when breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
Click here to view the Efracea - Patient Information Leaflet

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