Fosfomycin is an antibiotic. It is used to treat urinary tract infection.
Take Fosfomycin exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
This medicine is best taken on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. This will help improve the absorption of Fosfomycin.
Do not take the dry powder without first mixing it with water. Empty the entire contents of the single-dose packet into 90-120 mL (approximately half a glass) of cold water. Do not use hot water. Stir to dissolve and drink it immediately.
Fosfomycin must be taken at regular intervals for it to be effective. Continue to take this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.
Do not skip any doses. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. If you don't, the infection will not clear completely.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction (breathlessness, rashes, swollen eyes) to Fosfomycin.
Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 2-3 days after taking Fosfomycin.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Fosfomycin may make you feel dizzy. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Other side effects include any of the following: diarrhoea, nausea, vaginal itching or irritation, stomach discomfort, weakness, and headache.
Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience:
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking a stomach medicine called metoclopramide.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.