An O.K. product, but I've only been using it for a month now.
As with most antibiotics, stomach discomfort is a common side effect. Personally, I cannot take it on a completely empty stomach. I am prescribed 500mg capsules to be taken twice a day. I try to take them at the exact same time everyday and night (11 am & 11 pm) bcuz I've noticed a flare up if I take the product at different times.
I suppose that everyone is different, so side effect response will undoubtedly vary; however, you should expect some effect on you stomach and/or GI tract by taking this product for more that 3 months.
I use to think that I would never have to take an oral antibiotic, after taking clindamycin (topical) for over a year and having it work miracles on my skin. But after bouncing around to different products (retin-A, differin, erythromycin), I've realized that my skin is very difficult to treat, and topical medications were simply insufficient.
22 year old male (latin/white).
Extremely oily skin - combo skin (t-zone can get dry).
Moderate acne for the last 5 years.
Cetaphil Foam Wash - awesome btw
Cetaphil Foam Wash
Tazorac 0.1% gel
Cetaphil lotion - moisturize as needed
In addition, I take a multivitamin (high potency), Fish Oil (360mg twice a day), Zinc (50mg), Vitamin D (3000 IU), as well as drinking plenty of water and avoiding cheese and sweets.
I also try to get as much sun as possible.
Hope my review helps someone out there decide whether Keflex is the right product for them.