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    Fosfomycin

    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 kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for their survival. It also reduces bacterial attachment to cells lining the bladder.

    Common side effects of fosfomycin

    Headache, Dizziness, Indigestion, Vaginal inflammation
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    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    16 Oct 2019 | 01:31 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Fosfomycin

    • Fosfomycin is used to treat and prevent bacterial infections of the urinary tract.
    • Dissolve it in a glass of water and drink immediately, preferably at bedtime, 2 hours after meals (after emptying the bladder).
    • Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, and drink plenty of water while taking Fosfomycin.
    • Diarrhea is a common side effect. Inform your doctor if it does not get better or if you see blood in stools.
    • Fosfomycin may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
    • Symptoms should get better in 2 to 3 days of the single dose treatment. Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after 2 to 3 days.

    Frequently asked questions for Fosfomycin

    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 16 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)