Monurol

1 What is Monurol?

Brand: Monurol

Generic: Fosfomycin

Monurol is an antibiotic used for the treatment of urinary tract infection and cystitis in women. This drug kills bacteria by interfering with their cell wall synthesis.

This drug will not work against viral infections. This drug requires a prescription.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Monurol, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.

Studies in children 12 years of age and below regarding the relationship of age to the effects of fosfomycin have not been performed while safety and efficacy have not been established. Studies in the elderly have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the utility of fosfomycin.

Adjustments in the dose of the elderly may be required since they are more likely to have age-related kidney, liver, or heart problems.

Indications of harm to the fetus have not been reported in animal studies but studies in pregnant women or animals are still inadequate. Infant risk is still undetermined when using this drug during breastfeeding. Discuss with your healthcare professional about the potential risks and benefits of taking this drug while breastfeeding.

Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.

Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription drugs. Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects.

Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco. Inform your doctor if you have any other medical problems such as diarrhea, or kidney disease.

3 Proper Usage

To use Monurol properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. To prevent any side effects, take this drug exactly as directed on the label or as prescribed by your healthcare professional.

Urinary tract infections only require one dose of this drug as it will continue to fight the infection. You can take this drug with or without food.

This drug must be mixed with water before using. Swallowing the drug in its dry form is not recommended. Open the packet and pour all of the powder into 3 or 4 ounces of water. Using hot water is not recommended.

Stir until the powder is dissolved, and drink the mixture immediately. It is recommended to increase fluid intake to increase urine output while using this drug. This will keep your bladder working well and help prevent bladder problems.

The dose of this drug will be variable for different patients. The directions on the label or the prescription by your healthcare professional should be followed.

The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug. Adults with bladder infection are advised to dissolve 3 grams in water taken one time.

The dose in teenagers 13 to 17 years of age must be determined by your healthcare professional. Use and dose in children 12 years of age and below must be determined by your healthcare professional.

Store the drug in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children.

Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.

4 Precautions to Take

Before using Monurol, there are some precautions you must take. Consult with your healthcare professional if your symptoms do not improve, or if they become worse within 2 or 3 days. This drug may cause diarrhea which may occur 2 months or more after you stop taking this it.

Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any drugs to treat diarrhea. Check with your healthcare professional before taking any other prescription or nonprescription drugs, and herbal or vitamin supplements.

5 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Monurol. Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur.

Seek advice from your healthcare professional immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms such as:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Burning while urinating
  • A cough or Hoarseness
  • Difficult or Painful urination
  • Fever or Chills
  • Lower back or Side pain
  • Painful or Difficult urination
  • Abdominal or Stomach pain or Tenderness
  • Black, Tarry stools
  • Bloating, Chest pain
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Constipation
  • Dark urine
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Hives, Itching, Large, Hive-like swelling on the face
  • Eyelids, Lips, Tongue, Throat, Hands, Legs, Feet, or Sex organs
  • Light-colored stools
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Puffiness or Swelling of the eyelids or Around the eyes
  • Face, Lips, or Tongue, Rash, Severe abdominal or Stomach cramps and pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sores, Ulcers, or White spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • Swollen or Painful glands
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Unpleasant breath odor
  • Unusual bleeding or Bruising
  • Unusual tiredness or Weakness
  • Vomiting of blood
  • Watery and Severe diarrhea
  • Which may also be bloody
  • Wheezing
  • Worsening of asthma
  • Yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the drug, the side effects will slowly disappear. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

If any of the following side effects persists or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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