Monurol or Fosomycin Tromethamine

Monurol is the first in a new class of antibiotics, phosphonic acid. Although Monurol has been recently introduced in the US, it has been used in Europe to successfully treat over 8.5 million cases of acute cystitis for nine years.

Why is this drug prescribed?
Monurol is a bactericidal antibiotic used to eliminate bacteria, such as E. coli and E. faecalis, that cause urinary bladder infection or acute cystitis.

When should it be used?
Monurol is dosed one time only and can be taken with or without food. Ask your pharmacist to explain any part that you do not understand.

How should it be used?
Monurol comes in a powder form in a dosage of 3 grams. Mix the powder with half a cup of water (not hot water). Monurol has a pleasant Mandarin orange flavor.

What special instructions should I follow while using this drug?
Do not take Monurol in dry form; always mix with water. Do not use hot water with Monurol. Dissolve Monurol completely in water and drink immediately. If your symptoms do not improve within four days or more, contact us.

What special dietary instructions should I follow while using this drug?
Drink at least eight full glasses of water or other liquids every day. Do not take Reglan or Propulsid with Monurol.

What side effects can this drug cause? What can I do about them?
Monurol is generally well tolerated. Very few people experience the following side effects: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or discomfort, headache, and weakness. Contact us if these effects are severe or persist.

What other precautions should I follow while using this drug?
Women who are pregnant, think they may be pregnant, or are breast-feeding a baby should inform their doctors before taking any drug. Monurol may be taken during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Before taking Monurol, tell your doctor what other prescription and nonprescription drugs you are taking, especially Reglan and Propulsid. Before taking Monurol, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease. Do not allow anyone else, especially a child, to take your medication.