Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Monurol
Generic Name: fosfomycin (Pronunciation: fos foe MYE sin)
What is fosfomycin (Monurol)?
Fosfomycin is an antibiotic that fights infection caused by bacteria.
Fosfomycin is used to treat bladder infections.
Fosfomycin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of fosfomycin (Monurol)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as:
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about fosfomycin (Monurol)?
Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Fosfomycin is usually given in only one dose. Do not take more than a single dose of this medication unless your doctor has told you to.
The usual dose of this medicine is one packet of powder mixed with cold water. Do not use hot water or take the powder in its dry form.
To be sure fosfomycin is the right antibiotic for the type of infection you have, your urine will need to be tested before and after you take this medication. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
It may take 2 or 3 days before your symptoms improve. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 3 days after treatment.
Get emergency medical help if you think you have used too much medicine, or if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or is especially bothersome.
Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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