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fosfomycin Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- changes in vision
- fever, flu-like symptoms
- unusually weak or tired
- yellowing of eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- runny nose
- sore throat
- stomach upset, nausea
- vaginal itch or irritation
fosfomycin May Interact with Other Medications
How to Use fosfomycin
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Mix the contents of package in 3 to 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of cold water, stir well and drink. Take this medicine with food or on an empty stomach. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- kidney disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to fosfomycin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This does not apply. This medicine is taken as a one-time dose.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better in 2 to 3 days or if they get worse.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
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Last Updated: April 22, 2009