Rated Septilisin for Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis Report
Prescribed 500mg 4 times a day to treat some infected ingrown hairs on my groin and shaft. Was told it should clear up after 5 days, didn't so now on second batch. Wasnt told of the side effects at all and have found that it has caused the lymph nodes in my groin and thighs to become inflamed causing huge amounts of discomfort and some pain, a lot of itchiness and some redness, the ingrown hairs have become blistered and sore, and my shaft has swollen by double (no pain yet). Whole groin area is tender to touch and has small amounts of pain even when lying down. Would recommend finding an alternative to this drug
Rated Septilisin for Skin or Soft Tissue Infection Report
I was prescribed Septilisin 500mg 4x daily for 7 days to treat cellulitis. While it cured the infection, it gave me severe diarrhea and muscle aches. It may be effective, but the side effects are proving difficult to live with.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about Septilisin.
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Septilisin?
Side effects associated with use of Septilisin, include the following:
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
COMMON BRAND(S): Keflex
GENERIC NAME(S): Septilisin
OTHER NAME(S): Septilisin Tablet
This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This medication will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
What is the most important information I should know about Septilisin?
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Septilisin or to similar antibiotics, such as Ceftin, Cefzil, Omnicef, and others. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, especially penicillins or other antibiotics.
Septilisin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- stomach pain
- rectal or genital itching
- extreme tiredness
- joint pain
By Chris Iliades, MD | Medically Reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH
Latest Update: 2014-03-17 Copyright © 2014 Everyday Health Media, LLC