Skip to Content

Why does keflex smell bad?

Question is Closed
Report Favorite

Answers (3)

30 Dec 2010

It must be the medicine itself ... the excipients shouldn't smell.

Votes: +1

31 Dec 2010

It's considered a sulfa which is what causes the rotten egg smell

Votes: +1

31 Dec 2010

Hi rose, it does indeed have an odor!! I have a feeling it's the "other inactive ingredients" that give off this smell.

"Each capsule contains cephalexin monohydrate equivalent to 250 mg, 333 mg, 500 mg or 750 mg of cephalexin. The capsules also contain cellulose, D & C Yellow No. 10, F D & C Blue No. 1, F D & C Yellow No. 6, gelatin, magnesium stearate, silicone, titanium dioxide, and other inactive ingredients"

Votes: +1

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

Does keflex have anything in it that will pop on a piss test?

im in the military and i have a pilondial csyst, i know keflex helps to reduce the flamation, thats all i need it to do, my mom is sending me some... ...

1 answer 25 Feb 2010

I am taking keflex for a bladder infection and suspect I may have an infected tooth?

Will keflex help my tooth as well? I have been on keflex for 1 day. It is a broken tooth and started to be painful to bite on yesterday, but not ...

1 answer 25 Nov 2011

Animal keflex is the same as human keflex, correct? I am almost sure but wanted to get more input?

My boyfriend is getting a wisdom tooth pulled in about a month. With his work he had to put it off. It has hurt on and off for a little while but ...

2 answers 1 Jul 2012

Keflex - how long does it take to work?

Taking cefalxin for throat infection been on this for two days. The smell of capsule a are very bad but if they work I can put up with it

2 answers 20 May 2015

Could the venlafaxine be causing a smell?

Also omeprazile for acid reflux Venlafaxine for depression/anxiety and potassium. Was feeling so bad and heavily sweating that a few weeks ago I quit ...

0 answers 13 Jul 2015