Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Fosfomycin is an antibiotic. It is used to treat urinary tract infection.
How do I take this medicine?
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.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
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.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction (breathlessness, rashes, swollen eyes) to Fosfomycin.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
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.
What side effects could I experience?
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.
Can I take this with other medicines?
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.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on fosfomycin-oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
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