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Monurol

MONUROL®
[mon'ur ol]
(fosfomycin tromethamine) Sachet

DRUG DESCRIPTION

MONUROL (fosfomycin tromethamine) sachet contains fosfomycin tromethamine, a synthetic, broad spectrum, bactericidal antibiotic for oral administration. It is available as a single-dose sachet which contains white granules consisting of 5.631 grams of fosfomycin tromethamine (equivalent to 3 grams of fosfomycin), and the following inactive ingredients: mandarin flavor, orange flavor, saccharin, and sucrose. The contents of the sachet must be dissolved in water. Fosfomycin tromethamine, a phosphonic acid derivative, is available as (1R,2S)-(1,2-epoxypropyl)phosphonic acid, compound with 213 amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol (1:1). It is a white granular compound with a molecular weight of 259.2. Its empirical formula is C3H7O4P.C4H11NO3, and its chemical structure is as follows:

MONUROL (fosfomycin tromethamine) Structural Formula Illustration

What are the possible side effects of fosfomycin (Monurol)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as:

  • diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain or upset;
  • headache;
  • dizziness;
  • weakness;
  • stuffy nose, sore throat;
  • menstrual pain;
  • back pain; or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or...

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What are the precautions when taking fosfomycin (Monurol)?

Before taking fosfomycin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as the artificial sweetener saccharin), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease.

Do not use more than a single dose (1 packet or sachet) of this medication for each bladder infection. Using more packets will not make the drug work any better and may increase side effects.

If you develop symptoms of a kidney infection (such as pain in side/lower back area, fever, chills), contact your doctor immediately. You may need a different...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/31/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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