Oracea vs. Atralin


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Oracea and Atralin. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 10,039 people who take Oracea and Atralin, and is updated regularly.

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How the study uses the data?

The study is based on doxycycline and tretinoin (the active ingredients of Oracea and Atralin, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Oracea?

Oracea has active ingredients of doxycycline. It is often used in rosacea. Check the latest outcomes from 832 Oracea users, or browse all drugs.

What is Atralin?

Atralin has active ingredients of tretinoin. It is often used in acne. Check the latest outcomes from 48 Atralin users, or browse all drugs.

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

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On Feb, 11, 2019

10,039 people who take Oracea and Atralin are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Oracea vs Atralin drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Atralin (tretinoin)
  • Oracea (doxycycline)

Most common side effects:

  1. Dry Skin
  2. Dermatitis Exfoliative (widespread scaling of the skin, often with itching (pruritus), skin redness (erythroderma), and hair loss)
  3. Rash Erythematous (redness of the skin)
  4. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  5. Pain
  6. Pyrexia (fever)
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  8. Anxiety
  9. Depression
  10. Headache (pain in head)
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Pain
  5. Headache (pain in head)
  6. Vomiting
  7. Pyrexia (fever)
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Condition
  10. Anxiety

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Dizziness
  2. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Asthenia (weakness)
  7. Depression
  8. Weight Decreased
  9. Chest Pain
  10. Diarrhoea
  1. Depression
  2. Hair Loss
  3. Anxiety
  4. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
  5. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Weight Increased
  8. Erectile Dysfunction
  9. Libido Decreased (loss of interest in sex)
  10. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)

Drug effectiveness:

  • not at all: 1.92 %
  • somewhat: 29.81 %
  • moderate: 31.73 %
  • high: 24.04 %
  • very high: 12.5 %
  • not at all: 6.32 %
  • somewhat: 28.74 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • high: 21.84 %
  • very high: 9.77 %

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