Fosfomycin or Monurol is an antibiotic useful in the treatment of bladder infections.
Fosfomycin or Monurol is not similar to any other antibiotic. It is active against E. coli and Enterococcus faecalis which are two common infective organisms of the bladder.
Diarrhea is the most commonly reported side effect. Fosfomycin or Monurol is taken as one single dose, thus this side effect is self limiting.
Fosfomycin or Monurol in intended to be used when other antibacterial agents have failed, thus few people use it for routine bladder infections.
Because Fosfomycin or Monurol is intended as a single dose, drug interactions are rarely reported.
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The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.