Generic name: fosfomycin [ FOS-foe-MYE-sin ]
Brand names: Fosfomycin Tromethamine, Monurol
Drug classes: Miscellaneous antibiotics, Urinary anti-infectives
What is Monurol?
Monurol is an antibiotic that fights infection caused by bacteria.
Monurol is used to treat bladder infections.
Monurol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Use only as directed. Tell your doctor if you use other medicines or have other medical conditions or allergies.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Monurol if you are allergic to it.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Monurol should not be given to a child younger than 12 years old.
Do not share Monurol with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
How should I take Monurol?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Monurol is usually given in only one dose. Do not take more than a single dose unless your doctor tells you to.
You may take Monurol with or without food.
Monurol 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 Monurol 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 Monurol 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?
Monurol is used as a single dose and does not have a daily dosing schedule.
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 Monurol?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea. Tell your doctor if you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody.
Monurol side effects
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.
Monurol may cause serious side effects. 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 of Monurol may include:
nausea, upset stomach, stomach pain, diarrhea;
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 Monurol?
Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially metoclopramide.
Other drugs may affect Monurol, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.
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