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Fosfomycin (Monurol) Antibiotic Drug: Use, Side Effects, Interactions




Fosfomycin
(Monurol, United States and Canada)

More Antibiotic drugs.

Use:

Fosfomycin or Monurol is an antibiotic useful in the treatment of bladder infections.

How It Works:

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.

Side Effects:

Diarrhea is the most commonly reported side effect. Fosfomycin or Monurol is taken as one single dose, thus this side effect is self limiting.

Cautions for People:

Fosfomycin or Monurol in intended to be used when other antibacterial agents have failed, thus few people use it for routine bladder infections.

Drug Interactions:

Because Fosfomycin or Monurol is intended as a single dose, drug interactions are rarely reported.

Further Reading:

Antimicrobial Agents & Chemother 1994;38:2612
J Antimicrob Chemotherapy 1994;34:853
Drugs 1993;45:139
Medical Letter 1997;39:66

Added to Virtual Drugstore December 1997.

The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.













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