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OB-Fosfo-5 250mg suspension

Brand: Obasons
generic
OB-Fosfo-5 250mg suspension is composed of Fosfomycin (250mg)

Fosfomycin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is used for treating urinary tract infections that aren't too aggressive. It acts by disrupting the synthesis of the cell wall of bacteria, which stops the bacteria from growing. This antibiotic is solely used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It is ineffective against viral infections (such as flu and common cold).

Introduction

How To Use

  • Take 1 teaspoon of Fosfomycin suspension 2-3 times per day, or as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow the Fosfomycin capsule with water.
  • Swallow the capsule as whole, do not crush, chew or break the capsule.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine without first consulting your doctor.

Expert Advice

  • Ascertain that the treatment plan is followed through to the end.
  • Do not stop taking Fosfomycin without first talking to your doctor.
  • Keep Fosfomycin at room temperature, away from excess heat, sunlight and moisture.
  • Keep Fosfomycin out of children’s and pets’ reach.
  • Do not use Fosfomycin after its expiry date has passed

Primary Uses

Bacterial infections

Indications

Fosfomycin is a medicine that is used to treat simple infections of the urinary tract (acute cystitis) in females, as well as other infections induced by susceptible bacteria.

Side Effects

Patients using this medicine may at times experience nausea, headaches, vomiting, and rash. If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.

Warnings

Pregnancy

Fosfomycin  should only be used when absolutely necessary during pregnancy. Pregnant females should consult their doctors about the risks and advantages of Fosfomycin .

Lactation

Fosfomycin should only be used by nursing females when absolutely necessary. Lactating females should consult their doctors about the risks and advantages of Fosfomycin.

Driving

In certain people, Fosfomycin can induce dizziness, vision difficulties, fatigue, or disorientation. As a result, avoid driving if you experience such side effects after taking Fosfomycin.

Liver

Due to the higher risk of the patient's condition worsening, Fosfomycin should be used cautiously in patients having liver problems. Throughout the treatment with Fosfomycin, it is important to keep a close eye on your liver function. Depending on the patient's medical condition, appropriate dose modifications or substitution with a reasonable replacement may be required.

Kidney

Due to the higher risk of the patient's condition worsening, Fosfomycin should be used cautiously in patients having kidney problems. Throughout the treatment with Fosfomycin, it is important to keep a close eye on your kidney function. Depending on the patient's medical condition, appropriate dose modifications or substitution with a reasonable replacement may be required.

Alcohol

There is no known interaction between Fosfomycin and alcohol. Before consuming, it is recommended that you consult your doctor.

Precautions

Consult your doctor if you are hypersensitive to Fosfomycin or if you have other Allergies/hypersensitivities before taking it. Inactive components in this medicine may result in serious allergies or other complications. For more information, consult your doctor. Inform your doctor about your medical history, particularly if you have renal problems. Consult your doctor straight away if you start showing symptoms of  kidney infection (such as discomfort in your lower back or side, chills, or fever). Your doctor may decide to alter your treatment plan. Sugar and/or aspartame may be present in Fosfomycin. If you suffer from diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any condition that demands you to restrict or avoid these compounds in your diet, you should proceed with caution. Consult your doctor for advice on how to use this medicine safely. Fosfomycin may impair the effectiveness of live bacterial vaccinations (such as typhoid vaccine). Before receiving any vaccinations or immunizations, inform your doctor that you are taking Fosfomycin. Inform your doctor or dentist about all of the products you consume before undergoing surgery (such as  all prescription and nonprescription medicines, and herbal products).

Contraindications

Patients who have a known hypersensitivity to Fosfomycin or any of the other inactive components in this medicine should not take it.

FAQS

When may I eat after taking Fosfomycin?

Fosfomycin is an oral antibiotic that should be given on an empty stomach at least 2 hours before or after meals, ideally at bedtime after evacuating the bladder.

Is it possible to take Fosfomycin on a daily basis?

Fosfomycin is normally administered in a single dose. Unless the doctor instructs you otherwise, avoid taking more than one dose. Fosfomycin can be used with or without food.

Is Fosfomycin a habit-forming medicine?

Fosfomycin has not been linked to any habit-forming properties.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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