What antibiotic is better for cystic acne in the jawline oracea or doxycycline?
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Oracea and doxycycline are the same medication
Oracea is a wonderful medication for rosacea and mild to moderate acne, given in conjunction with the appropriate topical medications. However, for moderate to severe nodulocystic acne, Oracea may not be enough. For these patients, I will often prescribe doxycycline 100 mg 1-2 times daily.
Without evaluating you in person, it is difficult to determine whether Oracea or generic doxycycline is better for you. I recommend having an evaluation by a board-certified dermatologist to determine a regimen that works with you!
I hope this answer is helpful. Best of luck.
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