ok my doctor ordered me to take keyflex for my ear infection but how long am i suppose to take it is there a time limit to taking this medication?
The instructions are on your pill bottle. take them as directed to make sure the infection is killed and does not become resistant to antibiotics. Take them until they are gone. I'm surprised, as Keflex is usually used for gun shoots, stabbings, neglected broken bones, punctures like dog bites where the bone is scraped and infected. You must have something seriuous going on in your ear.
I too have been prescribed keflex on more than one occasion for an ear infection. You should take the entire round of pills because that way, you have a better chance of killing the bacteria. If your condition persists, you can always see about getting a refill.
I was given Keflex for a Urinary Tract Infection as it is normally used for bacterial infections. The directions definitely should be on your prescription bottle as your doctor has ordered. If you do not understand those directions, please call your doctor's office. Mine called for 7 days and do not stop these medications at any time even if you feel better as the infection may return. Ear infections are so painful and can do damage so please start taking this medication as soon as your doctor gives you the information you have requested here. Good Luck to you sweetytweety07.
- Keflex Information for Consumers
- Keflex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Keflex (detailed)
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