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Fosfomycin - Summary
Fosfomycin, marketed under the brand Monurol, is a type of antibiotic medication used in the treatment of bacterial infections proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria susceptible to the bactericidal effects of fosfomycin. Women in need of a fosfomycin sachet prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe fosfomycin medication when appropriate to do so.
Fosfomycin - Mechanism of Action
Fosfomycin tromethamine is a synthetic, broad-spectrum antibiotic medication specifically used in treating certain uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. Fosfomycin's mechanism of action is related to inhibiting bacterial wall synthesis by inactivating the enzyme enolpyruvyl transferase, leading to bacterial death. Fosfomycin may also impair the ability for bacteria to stick to epithelial cells in the urinary tract. Fosfomycin has demonstrated activity against both gram-negative and gram-positive aerobic organisms related to uncomplicated UTIs.
Fosfomycin - Cost and Dose
Fosfomycin is not inexpensive, costing almost $100 for one packet of fosfomycin 3g. Fosfomycin coupons may be available online or through patient assistance programs and some insurance plans may cover the costs associated with a fosfomycin prescription. Fosfomycin is an oral medication that is supplied in a single-dose sachet that contains fosfomycin 3g. More than one dose of fosfomycin should generally not be taken for treatment. To take fosfomycin orally, one should pour the contents of the sachet into warm water and stir prior to ingesting. Following oral absorption of fosfomycin medication, fosfomycin tromethamine is easily absorbed in most people. Fosfomycin can generally be taken with or without food. In the body, fosfomycin is converted into a metabolite, a free acid known as fosfomycin. Fosfomycin is excreted in both the urine and the feces. The mean elimination half life is typically under six hours.The Mourol (fosfomycin) sachet should be stored at 25° C.
Can I Buy Fosfomycin Online?
A fosfomycin sachet is a prescription medication and one cannot just buy fosfomycin online. Additionally, fosfomycin is not available over the counter (OTC) at pharmacies in the United States because of the prescription requirement. Women in need of a fosfomycin prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe a fosfomycin sachet when indicated to do so.
Fosfomycin - Side Effects
Fosfomycin, like other medications, can cause side effects. Side effects resulting from fosfomycin use include vaginitis, nausea, headache, vomiting, vaginitis and dyspepsia. Other side effects related to fosfomycin use included dry mouth, constipation and abnormal stools. Fosfomycin and alcohol should not be used together. Women who have a known hypersensitivity to fosfomycin should not use the medication. Prior to use, questions about potential side effects related to fosfomycin use should be directed to one's medical provider and pharmacist.
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Last updated February 22, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.