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What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking fosfomycin (Monurol)?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to fosfomycin.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether fosfomycin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 12 years old without the advice of a doctor.
Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
How should I take fosfomycin (Monurol)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it 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.
You may take fosfomycin with or without food.
Fosfomycin comes in a powder form. The usual dose of this medicine is one packet of powder mixed with water. Do not take the powder in its dry form.
Dissolve the powder completely in 3 to 4 ounces of cold water. Do not use hot water or any other type of beverage. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. To make sure you get the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away.
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.
Store fosfomycin at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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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