Doryx vs. Oracea

Are Doryx and Oracea the Same Thing?

Doryx MPC (doxycycline hyclate delayed-release tablets) and Oracea (doxycycline) are tetracycline antibiotics used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Doryx?

Common side effects of Doryx include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Oracea?

Common side effects of Oracea include:

What is Doryx?

Doryx MPC (doxycycline hyclate delayed-release tablets) is a tetracycline class antibiotic indicated for rickettsial infections, sexually transmitted infections, respiratory tract infections, specific bacterial infections, ophthalmic infections anthrax [including inhalational anthrax (post-exposure)], alternative treatment for selected infections when penicillin is contraindicated, adjunctive therapy in acute intestinal amebiasis and severe acne, and prophylaxis of malaria.

What is Oracea?

Oracea (doxycycline) Capsules is an antibiotic used to treat several bacterial infections such as urinary tract infection, acne, gonorrhea, chlamydia, gum disease, and rosacea.


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What Drugs Interact With Doryx?

Administration of botulinum toxin with other agents (for example, aminoglycosides, curare) that affect neuromuscular function may increase the effect of botulinum toxin.

What Drugs Interact With Oracea?

Oracea may interact with cholesterol lowering medications, Isotretinoin, tretinoin, antacids, products that contain bismuth subsalicylate such as Pepto-Bismol, minerals (such as iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and over-the-counter vitamin and mineral supplements), blood thinners, and penicillin antibiotics. Oracea can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using non-hormonal birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while using Oracea.

How Should Doryx Be Taken?

The usual dosage of Doryx MPC is 240 mg on the first day of treatment (administered 120 mg every 12 hours) followed by a maintenance dose of 120 mg daily.

How Should Oracea Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Oracea is one 40 mg capsule taken in the morning on an empty stomach.


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MaynePharma. Doryx Product Monograph.

Galdrema. Oracea Product Monograph.

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