Cephalexin or keflex is antibiotics called beta lactamase and are used to treat infections. It is possible that keflex has a rotten egg smell because it contains volatile sulfur compound.
Do Cephalexin Capsules Normally Have A Bad Odor, To Them? Smells Like Rotten Eggs, Newly Filled Prescription.
From my experience yes it's normal. And your pee will smell like hard boiled eggs for a couple weeks as well!
I was just prescribed these also, they smell very bad. I thought there was something wrong with them, but I guess thats just how they are?
Mine started smelling that way after about 4 or 5 days. If I take them for more than a week, the odor makes me nauseous and does more harm than good. Does anybody have any suggestions? My doctor won't prescribe anything else. Only the same thing under different names....
I just started a 5 day course of Cephalexin, and they smell God-awful! It's like when you put tarnished silver jewelry into Tarn-X to clean it, same exact sulphury smell
I noticed that when I got put on the Cefalexin tablets that they smelt of egg and when I took them I started to get an eggy taste in the back of my throat which was very unpleasant as I do not like the smell or taste of egg, I'm not allergic but is there any other tablets to clear up the infection which don't cause these symtpoms???
They smell like cat wee!
Yes the sulphur - you are also killing your good gut bacteria - I've tried to counteract by eating a half tub of natural yoghurt and pickled ginger... Seems to have worked!