User Reviews for Keflex
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Reviews for Keflex to treat Skin or Soft Tissue Infection
"Prescribed 500 mg 4x a day for 10 days for an infected ingrown hair on my bikini line. I've gotten lots of ingrown hair infections in the past and usually just let them run their course, but taking this was SO much better! Cleared up by day 4, absolutely no side effects, even drinking alcohol went well. Only giving it a 9 because waking up to take it every 6 hours was very annoying, especially once it seemed to have gotten better."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 1, 2017
14 users found this comment helpful.
"With only 4 doses of 500 mg in 3 days instead of 3 a day, my symptoms got progressively worse. Blurred vision, dizziness, rash, leg pain and swelling, heat sensations in legs, muscle pain, back pain, swelling and pain in stomach, and extreme fatigue. Stopped taking and reported adverse reaction to pharmacy and will tell doctor. Very glad I did not take full dose. Use with caution if you are sensitive to meds."
60ish teacher March 26, 2016
18 users found this comment helpful.
"Had a ingrown toenail infection. Was given 500mg keflex taken 4 times a day for 7 days. It is working and I have no pain in my toe. However... so far I've had diarrhea, stomach pain, extreme tiredness and weakness, dizzy spells, yellow skin, loss of appetite, nauseous, red scratchy eyes. So most of the usual stuff. The long and short of it is my toe will be healed as long as I can deal with the side effects for a few more days."
dav185 (taken for less than 1 month) March 16, 2016
28 users found this comment helpful.
"Keflex 500 mg 3 times a day is slowly but surely getting rid of my folliculitis. It took about 3 days for the infection to stop weeping, another 2 days later it has almost completely dried up. No discernible side effects for me."
Netsirk December 21, 2015
38 users found this comment helpful.
"I had a blister that got infected from wearing tight boots for a few hours and then bam! I got an infection so I went to the nurse and got me some pills of Keflex for 4X a day for five days and an antibiotic cream. I feel much better. Don't ever wear tight shoes, ever."
Tall lady with big feet. (taken for less than 1 month) December 7, 2015
17 users found this comment helpful.
"Got multiple venomous spider bites on left buttocks... Turned into a staph infection. Before taking the medicine I was in so much pain I could barely sit or lay down. Been on the medicine for two days now at 500mg twice a day (along with Epsom salt baths) and it has already GREATLY improved my infection, the sores, and my ability to sit!"
Vegasgirl22 July 2, 2014
87 users found this comment helpful.
"I fell off my longboard and made quite idiotic dressing decisions. After 3 days I saw a doctor who prescribed this and silver sulfadiazine. After 10 days it completely healed. Unfortunately I have had another tumble, this time with broken wrist and 10 open wounds. On it again. Trusting old Keflex to help again."
wrecks bored (taken for less than 1 month) May 11, 2014
42 users found this comment helpful.
"I had to take a double dosage of Keflex. I weigh about 115lbs and had to take 500mg 4 times a day for 10 days. I didn't have any issues with side effects or drinking alcohol while on it. It was prescribed as a precaution after I accidentally got a cut on my leg that required 13 stitches. The only dissatisfactory attribute was the horrid sulfur smell of the capsules."
all fixed up! (taken for less than 1 month) March 23, 2014
77 users found this comment helpful.
"I had recurring boils in one area. They would show up randomly so the dr. was never able to take a culture since they would come to a head and then pop whenever. He put me on a 20 day regimen of Keflex (500) and another ointment antibiotic that he told me to dab into my nose. He said for some odd reason, boils seem to start in the nose. I followed the instructions and had a minor recurrence several months later. I went immediately to see him so he put me back on Keflex. These boils were clustered and leaving scars in the area. They haven't recurred and the scars are gone. Since I caught them starting the 2nd time, they never had a chance to come to a head because I stayed on top of it. I highly recommend it for a skin bacterial infection."
All gone (taken for less than 1 month) February 25, 2014
109 users found this comment helpful.
"Took 200mg four x/day for 7 days. Cellulitis was still very pink and ozing. Now trying doxycyline for 10 days."
Anonymous October 29, 2013
36 users found this comment helpful.
"This medication gave me really bad travelling gas with cold sweats and made me very nauseous on the very first pill! I might ask my doctor to replace this medication for something else. I find it very strong, especially for a mild skin infection due to a spider bite!"
fatalefemme (taken for less than 1 month) July 23, 2013
34 users found this comment helpful.
"Basically the only medication that works for me to combat the infections that arise from Darier's disease (a genetic skin disease)."
Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) December 21, 2012
31 users found this comment helpful.
"Infected Sebaceous Cyst: Needed to take three regimens of Keflex. Used Floragen 3 as a probiotic. "
troy f (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 2, 2012
38 users found this comment helpful.
"I've been prescribed this antibiotic many times. I just realized that with my current course for a skin infection that I sweat profusely when I take this. The last time I had episodes of profuse sweating was the last time I was on this! I don't see it listed anywhere as a side effect, but it seems to happen to me every time I take it. "
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 27, 2012
57 users found this comment helpful.
"Works very well for treating the cellulitis I got from an insect bite. But don't drink alcohol while you are on this medication. I had half a beer and started feeling really nauseous, had a migraine and my stomach hurt."
Anonymous July 22, 2011
64 users found this comment helpful.
"Quickly cleared up cellulitis that was painful and itchy on the crease of my leg. 7 days twice daily 500 mg."
Braki June 20, 2011
50 users found this comment helpful.
"I have suffered with ulcers on my ankles (poor circulation) for years. Every once in awhile one if not both will get infected. Legs swell and skin turns purple as well as becoming very sensitive. The ulcers feel as though hot needles are being shoved into them. Keflex always knocks out the infection within a few days."
Anonymous June 2, 2010
43 users found this comment helpful.
"I get recurring cases of impetigo and Keflex is always my go-to drug. Keflex clears up the infection quickly, and I've never experienced any side-effects, even if I take it on an empty stomach. Highly recommended!"
Anonymous August 4, 2009
70 users found this comment helpful.
"Taking this 4x a day for my second bout with Cellulitis. Also taking Ultram for pain."
Anonymous May 13, 2009
44 users found this comment helpful.
"Along with the use of Itchamol ointment this clears boils up very quickly."
Anonymous April 21, 2009
53 users found this comment helpful.
"It always helps me out. I just had plastic surgery and it helped out a great deal."
it's AWSOME January 2, 2009
27 users found this comment helpful.
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