Fosfomycin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Fosfomycin?

(fos foe MYE sin)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat a urinary tract infection.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take antacids within 6 hours of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea. Yogurt, Bifidobacterium bifidum, or Lactobacillus acidophilusmay help. These products are available at health food stores or in some pharmacies.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call...

 
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