How we use this drug: Keflex (cephalexin) is a favorite for acute eyelid infections. There is a small chance that patients who are allergic to penicillin drugs may not tolerate Keflex. In that case Ceftin (cefuroxime) would be our first choice for an alternate drug. Other considerations are Bactrim (Sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim), Levaquin (levofloxacin), or erythromycin.
Dose: 500 mg twice a day for 1 week. Take Keflex with a full glass of water – with or without food.
Supplied: 250mg / 500mg / 750mg
Serious (Call us at once if you have any of these serious side effects:)
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
- seizure (convulsions);
- fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
- pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness;
- easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
- confusion, agitation, hallucinations (seeing things that are not there); or
- urinating less than usual or not at all.
- mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
- dizziness, tired feeling;
- joint pain; or
- vaginal itching or discharge.
Augmentin (Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid) – if no penicillin allergy
- 500 – 875 mg. twice a day for one week
Zithromax (azithromycin) in a Z-pak
Levaquin (levofloxacin) at 500mg once daily for 7 days.
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500-1000 mg once daily for 7 days