Merck Manual

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Fosfomycin

Fosfomycin

Common Uses

Some Side Effects

Bladder infections caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli) or Enterococcus faecalis

Infections caused by fosfomycin-susceptible bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci*

Nausea and diarrhea

* These infections require intravenous fosfomycin (not yet available in the United States).