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Efracea

Efracea is a medication taken to treat the symptoms of the skin condition called rosacea. The capsules are taken once a day and are able to reduce the pimples and red bumps that can appear on the face due to rosacea. This treatment contains an antibiotic agent which is adept at fighting numerous bacterial infections, but Efracea focuses solely on treating rosacea nevertheless.



Prices start from £19.99 for 14 Capsules



Please see Efracea Patient Information Leaflet

Last Patient Information Leaflet Review: 16/01/2020

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What is Efracea?

Efracea is an antibiotic used to treat a skin condition known as rosacea. The medication comes in the form of slow-release capsules and because of their prolonged-release action, they only need to be taken once a day. In contrast, gels and creams that treat rosacea often require multiple uses within a single day.

How does Efracea work?

Efracea capsules contain the antibiotic agent called doxycycline. The medication is able to reduce pimples or red bumps that appear on the face due to rosacea, but how it is able to achieve this is not actually fully understood. That’s because the condition it treats, rosacea, is not completely understood.

What is known is that Doxycycline is effective at treating a variety of bacterial infections. It is speculated that when Efracea is taken, the Doxycycline is able to prevent the spread of skin-based bacteria which causes rosacea. It can also reduce inflammation which creates the redness and raised bumps on the skin that are the most graphic symptoms of rosacea.

How do I take Efracea?

The usual recommended dosage is one capsule each day during the morning, on an empty stomach and preferably at least one hour prior to a meal or two hours after a meal. The capsule should be swallowed whole and ideally taken with a full glass of water (while sitting or standing) to avoid any irritation to the throat. Avoid taking milk or dairy products at the same time as Efracea since these products contain calcium which may reduce the effectiveness of Efracea.

What are the side effects of Efracea?

Numerous side effects can possibly occur while taking Efracea. The most common side effects associated with this treatment include the following:

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

Some of the other potential side effects can be very serious but they are also very rare. Nevertheless, you should contact your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you experience any side effects from taking Efracea which causes great concern.

Can I use Efracea?

Before you start using Efracea, you should check that you do not have any health conditions or health-related circumstances that make using this medication ill-advised. You should avoid using this treatment if any of the following applies to you:

  • You have a condition causing absence of acid in the stomach (achlorhydria)
  • You have had surgery on the upper part of the gut (called the duodenum)
  • You are currently taking retinoids (which treat certain skin orders) orally. Such medication should not be taken in combination with Efracea
  • You’re breastfeeding or you are pregnant and into the fourth month of pregnancy or later

Also, Efracea should not be taken by children under the age of 12, since it could possibly cause problems with tooth development or permanent discolouration of the teeth. Bear in mind as well that while it contains an antibiotic, this medicine is designed to treat rosacea specifically and not any other infections caused by bacteria. If you have a different type of condition caused by bacteria and you’re unsure of the best treatment, you can consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Certain medicines may affect Efracea or have their own abilities affected if the two are taken around the same time. You should, therefore, make your doctor or pharmacist aware of any medication you’re currently taking. These medicines in particular need to be mentioned if you’re using them:

  • Isotretinoin – It should not be taken at the same time as Efracea because of the risk of increased pressure in the brain
  • Antacids, multi-vitamins or other products that contain calcium, aluminium, magnesium, iron, bismuth, cholestyramine, activated charcoal or sucralfate - These should not be taken until 2 to 3 hours after taking Efracea
  • Treatments for ulcers or heartburn – They should not be taken until at least 2 hours after taking Efracea
  • Blood thinners – The dose for such treatment may need to be adjusted if you’re also using Efracea
  • Certain treatments for diabetes may need their dosage adjusted
  • Certain other antibiotics, like penicillin – They may have their effect reduced by Efracea
  • Barbiturates (sleeping pills or short-term painkillers), rifampicin (for tuberculosis), carbamazepine (for epilepsy), primidone (anti-convulsant), cyclosporin (for organ transplants) or diphenylhydantoin phenytoin (both for seizures of the brain) – These may reduce the time that Efracea stays active in your system

What if I take too much Efracea?

If you take more of this treatment than you were meant to, then contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department right away. An overdose of this medication can potentially lead to damage to the liver, kidneys or pancreas.

What if I forget to take Efracea?

If you forget to take this medication when originally intended, you should be ok to take it if you’re only slightly late, provided you can leave the right amount of time before or after a meal. If you’re very late taking a capsule by the time you remember, it may be best to skip the dose and take the next one at the usual time. Never take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Dosage Instructions
One capsule taken once a day in the morning on an empty stomach, at least one hour before a meal or two hours after a meal.
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The following delivery methods are currently available within the UK: All orders are sent in discreet, plain packaging.

UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

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UK Express Delivery, £2.99

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using the Express delivery service* (deliveries are made Monday - Saturday)

If you order after 12pm, your order will be dispatched the next working day and will be with you within 48 hours once dispatched. This excludes weekends and bank holidays

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DPD Next Day Delivery, £4.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 12 Noon, £9.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12 noon the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 10:30am, £14.99  (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, £14.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am Saturday

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