Monurol

Generic Name: Fosfomycin

  • What is Monurol?

    Monurol is an antibiotic that treats urinary tract infections in women caused by certain types of bacteria.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Monurol?

    You should not take more than one dose of Monurol for a bladder infection unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. If you do not experience an improvement in your symptoms within 2-3 days after starting Monurol, tell your doctor right away.

    Diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibiotics which usually ends when the antibiotic is discontinued. Sometimes after starting treatment with antibiotics, people can develop watery and bloody stools (with or without stomach cramps and fever) even as late as 2 or more months after having taken the last dose of the antibiotic. If this occurs, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.

  • Who should not take Monurol?

    You should not take Monurol if you are allergic or sensitive to fosfomycin or any other ingredient in Monurol.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Monurol?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Monurol. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney disease.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The usual dosage is one packet of Monurol (equivalent to 3 grams of fosfomycin) taken as a single dose.

  • How should I take Monurol?

    Monurol can be taken with or without food and should only be taken orally.

    Never take the medication in its dry powder form. Always pour the packet of Monurol granules into approximately one-half cup of water and stir to dissolve. Do not use hot water. Drink immediately after dissolving.

  • What should I avoid while taking Monurol?

    Avoid taking more than one dose of Monurol. If your symptoms have not improved after 2 or 3 days, contact your physician.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Monurol?

    If Monurol is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Monurol with medications that increase gastrointestinal motility (stomach and intestinal movement) and metoclopramide.

  • What are the possible side effects of Monurol?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: diarrhea, headache, vaginal inflammation or infection, nausea, runny nose, back pain, pain during menstruation, sore throat, dizziness, abdominal pain, stomach upset, weakness, rash

  • Can I receive Monurol if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant in order for you and your doctor to discuss the risks and benefits of Monurol therapy. The effects of Monurol during breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Monurol?

    If you miss a dose of Monurol, take it as soon as you remember.

  • How should I store Monurol?

    Store at room temperature.

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