Details About Generic Salt ::  Fosfomyc

Main Medicine Class:: Antibiotic   

(foss-foe-MY-sin troe-METH-ah-meen)
Class: Antibiotic


Drugs Class ::

 Action Interferes with bacterial cell wall biosynthesis.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Treatment of uncomplicated UTI (acute cystitis) in women due to susceptible strains of specific microorganisms.

Drug Dose ::


ADULT WOMEN: PO One 3 g sachet dissolved in 3 to 4 oz of cool water.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Standard considerations.

Drug Precautions ::


Pregnancy: Category B. Lactation: Undetermined. Children: Safety and efficacy not established. Elderly patients: No dosage adjustment necessary. Single dose: Do not use more than one single dose to treat a single episode of infection.


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

CNS: Headache; dizziness. DERM: Rash. EENT: Rhinitis; pharyngitis. GI: Diarrhea; nausea; dyspepsia; abdominal pain. GU: Vaginitis; dysmenorrhea. OTHER: Asthenia; back pain; pain.

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Interferes with bacterial cell wall biosynthesis.

Drug Interactions ::


Metoclopramide: May decrease serum concentrations and urinary excretion of fosfomycin.

Drug Assesment ::


  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies.
  • Obtain urine for C&S prior to starting therapy.
  • Obtain results of CBC and other lab tests ordered by physician.
  • Obtain vital signs. Monitor weight and I&O.
  • Evaluate for signs of infection (eg, fever, chills, burning, frequency).
  • Monitor patient for side effects of drug. Report any to the physician.

Drug Storage/Management ::


  • Never take in dry form; always mix with water.
  • Pour the entire contents of the single-dose sachet into 3 to 4 oz of water and stir to dissolve.
  • Do not use hot water.
  • Administer immediately after mixing.
  • May be taken with or without food.
  • Store dry powder at room temperature (59° to 86° F).

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Instruct patient in proper preparation of medication.
  • Inform patient that this is a single-dose treatment and repeated doses do not improve the clinical success.
  • Advise patient that symptoms should improve in 2 to 3 days after taking drug. If symptoms do not improve, patient should contact physician.
  • Increase fluid intake to 2,000 to 3,000 ml/day.
  • Instruct the patient on proper personal hygiene to help prevent recurrence of infections.

Disclaimer ::

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