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Generic name: Fosfomycin tromethamine
Why is this drug prescribed: Monurol is an antibiotic used to treat bladder infections (cystitis) in women.
Most important fact about this drug: You need take only one dose of Monurol. Additional doses won't speed a cure, but will make side effects more likely. If your symptoms do not improve in 2 to 3 days, contact your physician.
How should you take this medication: Monurol is packaged in a sachet, which contains granules of the drug. Open the sachet and pour the contents in 3 or 4 ounces (half a cup) of cold water, stir to dissolve, and drink immediately. Do not use hot water. Do not take the drug in its dry form. The solution can be taken with or without food. --If you miss a dose... Only one dose is needed. --Storage instructions... Store at room temperature.
What side effects may occur: Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Monurol. More common side effects may include: Diarrhea, headache, nausea, vaginal inflammation Less common side effects may include: Dizziness, indigestion, weakness
Why should this drug not be prescribed: If you have an allergic reaction to Monurol, avoid it in the future. The drug is used only for bladder infections, not for infections of the kidney (pyelonephritis).
Special warnings about this medication: Call your doctor if symptoms fail to improve within 2 to 3 days. You may need a different prescription.
Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication: Check with your doctor before combining Monurol with Reglan, a drug that speeds digestion. Reglan and similar drugs will reduce Monurol's effectiveness.
Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding: There have been no adequate studies in pregnant women; and it is not known whether Monurol appears in breast milk. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, make sure the doctor is aware of it.
Recommended dosage: ADULTS: The usual dose for women 18 years and older is 1 sachet (3 grams) dissolved in water. CHILDREN: Safety and effectiveness have not been established in children 12 and under.
Overdosage: No Monurol overdoses have been reported. However, any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical treatment immediately.