As with all antibiotics you'll know if they are working if you notice an improvement in the infection after ~2 days (for most infections). If it is getting worse and/or you are showing adverse side effects like an allergy see your doctor as soon as possible.
I've only ever used it once orally (500mg) and as a follow up to IV antibiotics for an MRSA skin infection multiple times (cellulitis). I've found it effective for this purpose; the oral only course cleared all visible signs of a very mild (less than ~20cm^2) cellulitis infection in 48 hours.
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