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)
    • ₹350
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹314 to ₹345
      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)
    • ₹1903
      Gufic Bioscience Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹279 to ₹2850
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      2 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 13 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)