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Posted by: Mark | 2009/11/30

Oracea

Hi, I have suffered with Rosacea for many years and I' ve tried just about everything.

There is a new Rosacea drug called Oracea that was approved by the FDA in 2006. Is it available in South Africa yet?

Thanks,
Mark

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Hi Mark

To my knowledge Oracea is not available here, but what its active ingredient (40mg slow release doxycycline) is available here, although not at that specific dose. Speak to your doc about prescribing 50 mg of doxy for your condition.

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