Information about Fosfomycin

Fosfomycin uses

Fosfomycin is used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections of urinary tract.

How fosfomycin works

Fosfomycin is an antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that causes infection.

Common side effects of fosfomycin

Abdominal pain, Headache, Diarrhoea.

Available Medicine for Fosfomycin

  • ₹345
    Modi Mundi Pharma Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹319
    Cipla Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹314 to ₹315
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹3960
    Cipla Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹314 to ₹3099
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹325
    Koye Pharmaceuticals Pvt ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹270
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹3900
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Fosfomycin

  • Only one dose of fosfomycin is needed to treat your UTI. Once taken, the medicine will continue to fight the infection.
  • The medicine is in powder form that must be mixed with water before using. Do not mix it with hot water and never swallow the medicine in its dry form.
  • If you are prescribed with tetracycline, take it at least 2 hours before or after you take fosfomycin.
  • Discuss with your doctor if you have diarrhea or any kidney disease.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as fosfomycin may make you dizzy.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Fosfomycin


Q. Is Fosfomycin a macrolide/sulfa drug/penicillin?
Fosfomycin is not macrolide/sulfa drug/penicillin. It is phosphonic acid derivative antibiotic
Q. Can you take Fosfomycin with penicillin allergy/ does fosfomycin contain penicillin?
Fosfomycon does not contain penicillin and it can be taken with penicillin allergy
Q. Does fosfomycin cover pseudomonas/ klebsiella/ proteus/ group b strep?
Fosfomycin works against pseudomonas, klebsiella and proteus but not against group b strep.

Content on this page was last updated on 09 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)