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Generic Name: fosfomycin

It is used to treat bacterial infections of the urinary tract
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What is this medicine?

FOSFOMYCIN (fos foe MYE sin) is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the urinary tract.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • kidney disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to fosfomycin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Mix the contents of package in 3 to 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of cold water, stir well and drink. Take this medicine with food or on an empty stomach. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply. This medicine is taken as a one-time dose.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • metoclopramide

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better in 2 to 3 days or if they get worse.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • fever, flu-like symptoms
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • stomach upset, nausea
  • vaginal itch or irritation

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.


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