Efracea is a medicine used to treat pimples, spots and redness that are associated with the skin condition, rosacea.
The active ingredient in Efracea has anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce the symptoms (such as redness and pimples) associated with rosacea.
Rosacea is a common disorder that mainly affects skin on the face, causing redness and small pimples. Over time, the redness can intensify and blood vessels may become visible. Sufferers treat their rosacea not only because of its physical effects but also the mental effects it can have, such as embarrassment and self-consciousness. Although the cause is not known, treating the condition with Efracea is simple and effective.
Efracea is a prescription-only medication. Always follow the advice of your doctor and read the patient information leaflet provided in the medication packet.
Take the capsules orally by swallowing whole; do not chew them. You should take the capsules on an empty stomach, so at least one hour before food or two hours afterwards. Also, drink a full glass of water when taking the medication, to avoid any irritation to the throat.
Efracea contains the active ingredient doxycycline (as monohydrate), at a strength of 40mg per capsule.
The recommended dose is one capsule each day, taken in the morning.
If you forget to take your Efracea, skip the forgotten dose and move straight onto the next one. Don’t worry but don’t double up on your dose to make up for a missed one.
If you take more Efracea than you should, then there is a risk of damage to the liver, kidneys or pancreas and you should contact your doctor for advice.
Before taking Efracea, you should always first consult your doctor. You should not take Efracea if any of the following apply to you:
Your prescription of Efracea may also be affected by a number of other factors, so you should make your doctor aware if any of the following apply:
Like many medications with active ingredients, Efracea can affect or be affected by other medicines. Particular medications that you may experience this with include the following:
If you are taking any of the above medications, then you should make your doctor aware so that they can advise whether or not Efracea will be the best course of action for you.
Always take your Efracea capsule with plenty of water, to reduce the risk of developing irritation or ulcers in the throat. You should not take milk or dairy products at the same time as this medication, as the calcium they contain can make it less effective. After your daily dose of Efracea, be sure to wait 2 or 3 hours before consuming any calcium-containing products.
The most common side effects of using Efracea include:
If you do experience one or more of these side effects and they persist or worsen, then inform your doctor right away. You should also contact your doctor if you notice any serious side effects such as swelling of the tongue, rapid heartbeat or itchy skin.
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