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Monurol Sachet is an antibiotic medication used to treat bladder infections, specifically acute cystitis, or lower urinary tract infections. It contains fosfomycin tromethamine, which is a synthetic broad-spectrum bactericidal antibiotic. Monurol Sachet works by stopping the growth and multiplication of bacteria in the urinary tract.
Monurol Sachet is specifically designed to treat bacterial infections, and it is not effective against viral infections like the common cold or flu. Note that using antibiotics unnecessarily can lead to future infections being resistant to the medication. Additionally, Fosfomycin should only be used to treat infections of the bladder, as it is not effective for infections in other parts of the body, such as kidney infections.
Use and Dosage
Monurol Sachet is available as a powder that needs to be taken orally by mixing it with water as per the instructions provided by your doctor. Generally, one sachet or packet is taken as a single dose. To consume, empty the contents of one sachet in a half glass (4 ounces or 120 milliliters) of cold water and stir well until the powder is fully dissolved. Note that warm or hot water should not be used. Once the mixture is ready, you should drink the entire solution immediately.
It is typically prescribed as a one-time dose of 3 grams, dissolved in water and taken orally. Usually, the symptoms improve within 2-3 days of taking the medication. However, if you do not observe any improvement after three days or your condition worsens, you should contact your doctor at the earliest.
Take Monurol Sachet exactly as prescribed and complete the full course of treatment. Contact your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about using Monurol Sachet.
Common Side Effects of Monurol Sachet (Fosfomycin Tromethamine):
- Back pain
- Menstrual pain
- Sore throat
- Stomach upset
- Stuffy nose
- Vaginal itching or discharge
Serious Side Effects of Monurol Sachet (Fosfomycin Tromethamine):
- Burning or painful urination
- Diarrhea that is watery or bloody
- Serious eye symptoms such as: sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights
- Serious heart symptoms such as: fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in your chest; shortness of breath; and sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, or passing out
- Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors
- Stomach/abdominal pain
- Vaginal discomfort
Forms and Strength
Monurol Sachet (Fosfomycin Tromethamine) is available in the following forms and strength:
Monurol Sachet: Powder
- 3 mg
- Allergies: Individuals who are allergic to fosfomycin or any other ingredient in the medication should not use Monurol Sachet.
- Kidney function: Monurol Sachet is eliminated from the body through the kidneys, which means that patients with impaired kidney function should use the medication with caution and may require lower doses.
- Drug interactions: Monurol Sachet may interact with certain medications, inform your doctor about any other medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: The safety of Monurol Sachet during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established, so it should be used only if the potential benefits outweigh the risks and only under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
- Diarrhea: Monurol Sachet may cause diarrhea, which in rare cases may be severe or even life-threatening. If you experience diarrhea that does not improve or worsens after taking this medication, contact your doctor.
- Liver function: Monurol Sachet may affect liver function, so patients with liver disease should use the medication with caution.
- Clostridium difficile infection: Monurol Sachet may increase the risk of developing Clostridium difficile infection, which can cause severe and potentially life-threatening diarrhea. Inform your doctor if you experience persistent or severe diarrhea after taking Monurol Sachet.
- Overuse of antibiotics: Overuse of Monurol Sachet or other antibiotics can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Therefore, use this medication only as prescribed, and complete the full course of treatment, even if symptoms improve before the medication is finished.
- Driving and operating machinery: Monurol Sachet may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision in some individuals, which may impair the ability to drive or operate machinery.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
FAQ and their answers about Monurol Sachet (Fosfomycin Tromethamine). part 2
Here are some additional frequently asked questions (FAQs) and their answers about Monurol Sachet (Fosfomycin Tromethamine):
How quickly does Monurol Sachet start to work?
Monurol Sachet typically starts to work within a few hours of taking the medication. However, taking the full course of treatment as prescribed, even if symptoms improve.
What should I do if my symptoms do not improve after taking Monurol Sachet?
If your symptoms do not improve or get worse after taking Monurol Sachet, contact your doctor. You may need additional tests to determine the cause of your symptoms and the appropriate treatment.
How should I store Monurol Sachet?
Monurol Sachet should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the medication in its original packaging until ready to use and keep it out of the reach of children.
How long does Monurol Sachet stay in the body?
Monurol Sachet has a half-life of approximately 2-3 hours and is eliminated from the body primarily through the kidneys. The elimination time may be longer in individuals with impaired kidney function.
It's important to purchase Monurol Sachet from verified Canadian pharmacy.