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Is Low Dose Doxycycline Just as Effective as Oracea?

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In an article, 100mg a day of Doxycycline is no better than Oracea, by David Pascoe, Rosacea Support, it points out, "If Oracea is too costly to be a part of your rosacea regime, you should consider 50mg a day of generic doxycycline. This is likely to be a much cheaper alternative but also offer the same benefits as oracea. [sic]"

This point is valid. It may be possible that taking 50 mg/day of doxycycline is just as effective as Oracea. Another article by David Pascoe asks this question, "Is Oracea different to 50mg a day of Doxycycline?"

Basically the only difference is that Oracea is 40 mg and has some timed release doxycycline and generic doxycycline doesn't have any time release properties. You could take 20 mg generic doxycycline twice a day and probably get similar results. 

Any further validation of this point will be placed in this thread. 

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