Monurol (Fosfomycin Tromethamine)
Monurol (Fosfomycin Tromethamine) Dosage and Side Effects
MONUROL is an antibiotic that fights infection caused by bacteria. MONUROL is used to treat bladder infections.
Proper Use of this medication
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
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 a fever or 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.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line.
Since MONUROL is used as a single dose, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
Since MONUROL is used as a single dose, it does not have a daily dosing schedule.
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, mild diarrhea;
- headache, dizziness;
- sore throat, runny nose;
- back pain; or
- 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.
Warnings and Precautions
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
You should not use MONUROL if you are allergic to it.
FDA pregnancy category B. MONUROL is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether MONUROL passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
MONUROL 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.
Interactions with this medication
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking MONUROL and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Other drugs may interact with MONUROL, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.