Oracea and Alcohol
Oracea generic name doxycycline is also sold under brand names adoxa, Alodox, Avidoxy, Doryx, Monodox, Oraxyl, Periostat and Vibramycin and is used to treat inflammatory bumps and pimple like blemishes caused by rosacea in adults and works by reducing skin inflammation caused by rosacea.
This drug is a tetracycline antibiotic and are often used to treat infections however this formulation has not been evaluated in the treatment pr prevention of infections.
It is suggested that patients do not consume alcohol even moderate drinking while using this drug as the side effects may be greatly affected.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using Oracea advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have a history of kidney or liver disease, asthma or sulfite allergy.
Less serious side effects are mild nausea, mild diarrhea, upset stomach, mild skin rash or itching, vaginal itching or discharge.. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, severe headache, dizzy, blurred vision, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, swollen glands, rash, itching, joint pain, general ill feeling, changes in urination or none, watery bloody diarrhea, jaundice, dark coloured urine, confusion, weak, severe pain in upper stomach spreading to the back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate, loss of appetite, severe skin reaction such as fever, sore throat, swelling of face or tongue, burning in eyes, skin pain, with red or purple skin rash that spreads in the face or upper body which results in blistering or peeling. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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