How to use Keforal
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually every 6 to 12 hours with or without food.
If you are using the suspension, shake the bottle well before each dose. Measure the dose carefully using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the dose is also based on weight.
For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.
Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
More common side effects
The more common side effects of Keforal oral capsule include:
- irritation or inflammation of your stomach lining
- stomach pain
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Of the 701 subjects in 3 published clinical studies of Keforal, 433 (62%) were 65 and over. No overall differences in safety or effectiveness were observed between these subjects and younger subjects, and other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger patients.
This drug is substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection .
Rated Keforal for Urinary Tract Infection Report
Took Keflex for UTI and a throat infection, 500mg 4x per day for 7 days, I feel better now but the side effects weren’t great. It was hard to do things around the house due to the weakness, I didn’t make my bed for the entire time I was on it. Even brushing my teeth took extreme effort. It did it’s job though so I can’t really complain
Rated Keforal for Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis Report
Joint pain vomiting dizziness throat and neck swollen. This antibiotic is terrible
Missed Dose of Keforal
If you miss a dose, do not double your dose.
If you are close to your dose time, take your normal dose.
If you are well past your dose time, wait to take a dose until the next scheduled time.
- This medication contains Keforal. Do not take Keflex or Panixine Disperdose if you are allergic to Keforal or any ingredients contained in this drug
- Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your response to Keforal.
Before having any laboratory test, tell your doctor and the laboratory personnel that you are taking Keforal.
If you are diabetic and test your urine for sugar, use Clinistix or TesTape (not Clinitest) to test your urine while taking this medication.
Do not let anyone else take your medication. Your prescription is probably not refillable.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
¿Dónde puedo obtener más información?
Su farmacéutico le puede dar más información acerca de Keforal.
Which drugs or supplements interact with Keforal?
Keforal may reduce the effect of BCG and typhoid vaccines. Keforal should not be combined with BCG or typhoid vaccine unless there are no other options.