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MONUROL
FOSFOMYCIN TROMETHAMINE - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

FOSFOMYCIN TROMETHAMINE - ORAL

(foss-foh-MY-sin)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Monurol

Uses

This medication is used to treat urinary (bladder) infections in women.

How To Use

Use one packet (sachet) only. This is a single dose treatment. Always dissolve this drug in water. Pour the contents of one sachet into at least one-half glass of cold water and stir. Drink the mixture immediately. This drug may be taken with or without food. Symptoms should improve within two to three days after taking this drug. If symptoms persist, contact your doctor promptly.

Side Effects

Diarrhea, nausea, headache, dizziness or unusual weakness might occur. If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Unlikely but report promptly to your doctor: vaginal discomfort, abdominal pain, skin rash. Very unlikely but report promptly: vision changes, yellowing of the eyes or skin, persistent lack of energy/ill feeling. Notify your doctor immediately if an allergic reaction (however unlikely) occurs while taking this medication. Symptoms include: difficulty breathing, itching, swelling of hands/feet/face. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Before taking this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, allergies (especially drug allergies). Use of more than one single dose of this medication for each bladder infection occurrence does not improve effectiveness, and may cause increased side effects. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before taking this medication. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Caution is advised for use in females under 18 years old.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you use, especially of: metoclopramide. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection or give it to others. A different medication may be needed in those cases.

Missed Dose

Not applicable

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.