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Fosfocil (Fosfomycin)

Active Ingredient: Fosfomycin
Dosage: 500 mg
Route of Administration: Oral
Dosage Form: Tablets
Quantity per package: 12 capsules per pack
Availability: Out of stock

Why is Fosfocil not used in the USA?

Fosfocil (fosfomycin trometamol) is not commonly used in the USA for a variety of reasons including market competition, presence of alternative drugs that are already widely accepted and used, and regulatory and commercial strategies of pharmaceutical companies. However, fosfomycin as an entity is available in the USA, typically used in its disodium form for intravenous administration in hospitals.

Similar Fosfocil Drugs in the USA

Urinary Tract Infections (Cystitis, Pyelitis, Pyelonephritis, Prostatitis, Urethritis):

Respiratory Infections (Tonsillitis, Pharyngitis, Sinusitis, Otitis Media, Laryngitis, Bronchitis, Pneumonia):

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (Furunculosis, Cellulitis, Infected Wounds):

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Gastrointestinal Infections (Bacillary Dysentery, Gastroenteritis, Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever):

What is Fosfocil (Fosfomycin)?

Fosfocil (fosfomycin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat complicated and uncomplicated urinary infections such as cystitis, pyelitis, pyelonephritis, prostatitis, urethritis and gonococcal urethritis; respiratory infections: tonsillitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, otitis media, laryngitis, bronchitis and pneumonia; gyneco-obstetric infections: bacteriuria during pregnancy, sepsis, septic abortion and delivery, mastitis and breast abscess; skin and soft tissue infections: furunculosis, cellulitis, infected wounds; gastrointestinal infections: bacillary dysentery, gastroenteritis, typhoid and paratyphoid fever, etc.

Indications

  • Complicated and uncomplicated urinary infections such as cystitis, pyelitis, pyelonephritis, prostatitis, urethritis and gonococcal urethritis;
  • Respiratory infections: tonsillitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, otitis media, laryngitis, bronchitis and pneumonia;
  • Gynecobtetric infections: Bacteriurias during pregnancy, adnexitis, septic abortion and delivery, mastitis and breast abscesses;
  • Skin and soft tissue infections: Furunculosis, cellulitis, pyoderma, and infected wounds;
  • Gastrointestinal infections: Bacillary dysentery, gastroenteritis, typhoid and paratyphoid fever;
  • Other infections: Septicemias, bacterial endocarditis, meningitis and brain abscesses, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis and surgical infections or those infections caused by germs sensitive to this antibiotic.

Dosage and administration

Tablets are taken orally. Children weighing more than 40 kg and adults: 1 capsule every 6 hours or 2 capsules every 8 hours (50mg / kg / day every 6-8 hours). Children from 20 to 40 kg of weight: 1 teaspoon of 5 ml every 6 hours (50mg / kg / day every 6-8 hours). Premature and children weighing less than 20 kg: ½ teaspoon of 5 ml every 6 hours. (100mg / kg / day c / 6-8 hours).

Popularity in Specific Countries

Fosfocil is popular in several countries, particularly in Europe and Latin America, due to its effectiveness against a broad spectrum of bacteria and its unique mechanism of action which makes it a valuable option in the face of rising antibiotic resistance. It’s often used where bacteria resistant to other antibiotics are prevalent.

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Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to the components of the formula.

Side effects

Like other antibiotics, Fosfocil can cause soft stools or diarrhea. In hypersensitive patients, the drug may cause rash, which generally does not require drug withdrawal.

Overdose

To date, cases of overdose have not been reported.

Interaction

To date, interactions have not been described.