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fosfomycin

Pronunciation: FOS foe MYE sin

Brand: Fosfomycin Tromethamine, Monurol

What is the most important information I should know about fosfomycin?

What is the most important information I should know about fosfomycin?

Use only as directed. Tell your doctor if you use other medicines or have other medical conditions or allergies.

What is fosfomycin?

What is fosfomycin?

Fosfomycin is an antibiotic that fights infection caused by bacteria.

Fosfomycin is used to treat bladder infections.

Fosfomycin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking fosfomycin?

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking fosfomycin?

You should not use fosfomycin if you are allergic to it.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Fosfomycin should not be given to a child younger than 12 years old.

Do not share this medicine with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.

How should I take fosfomycin?

How should I take fosfomycin?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Fosfomycin is usually given in only one dose. Do not take more than a single dose unless your doctor tells you to.

You may take fosfomycin with or without food.

Fosfomycin is a powder medicine that must be mixed with water before using it. Do not take the dry powder without adding water.

Dissolve the powder in 3 to 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of cold water. 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.

Do not mix fosfomycin oral powder with hot water.

It may take 2 or 3 days before your symptoms improve.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 3 days after treatment, or if you have any other new symptoms.

To be sure fosfomycin is the right antibiotic for the type of infection you have, your urine may need to be tested before and after you take this medicine.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the powder in its original package until you are ready to mix your dose.

What happens if I miss a dose?

What happens if I miss a dose?

Fosfomycin is used as a single dose and does not have a daily dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include hearing problems and altered sense of taste.

What should I avoid while taking fosfomycin?

What should I avoid while taking fosfomycin?

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea. Tell your doctor if you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody.

What are the possible side effects of fosfomycin?

What are the possible side effects of fosfomycin?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody; or
  • new or worsening bladder symptoms (burning, painful urination).

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, upset stomach, stomach pain, diarrhea;
  • headache, dizziness;
  • weakness;
  • rash;
  • sore throat, runny nose;
  • back pain; or
  • menstrual pain, vaginal itching or discharge.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect fosfomycin?

What other drugs will affect fosfomycin?

Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially metoclopramide.

Other drugs may affect fosfomycin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.

Where can I get more information?

Where can I get more information?

Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about fosfomycin.

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