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When and How to Take It

Considerations for people taking this drug include the following:
  • The medication comes as a capsule that is usually taken once daily in the morning.
  • Oracea works best if you take it on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after breakfast.
  • It is important to take the capsules with plenty of water (or other fluids) while in an upright position, in order to prevent the medication from irritating the throat. Do not lie down immediately after taking Oracea.
  • Do not chew, crush, or open the capsules, as this may destroy the slow-release mechanism of the medication.
  • Oracea should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your system.
  • For the drug to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information for Oracea

There is only one standard recommended dosage for this medication. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Oracea Dosage for more information.)

Potential Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor, meaning that they either require no treatment or can easily be treated by your healthcare provider. Common side effects of this drug include, but are not limited to:
(Click Oracea Side Effects to learn more.)
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