What is Monurol?

Monurol is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the urinary tract.Monurol is used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Monurol

Health Benefits

Monurol may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Urinary tract infections are a common health problem, particularly among women. Symptoms of a UTI include a strong urge to urinate, burning sensation during urination, cloudy or bloody urine, and pelvic pain. If left untreated, a UTI can lead to more serious health problems such as kidney infection.

Monurol is an effective treatment for UTIs. In most cases, the infection will clear up within a few days of taking the medication. However, it’s important to finish the entire course of antibiotics to make sure the infection doesn’t come back.

Side Effects

Most people taking Monurol don’t experience any side effects. However, as with all antibiotics, there is a risk of developing an allergic reaction. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, and trouble breathing. If you develop these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

Monurol may also cause other less serious side effects such as mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or headache. These side effects typically go away on their own and don’t require medical treatment.

Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Monurol before starting treatment. This medication should only be used when clearly needed during pregnancy. Monurol may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Therefore, breastfeeding is not recommended while taking this medication.

Monurol should be taken with plenty of fluids to help prevent kidney stones from forming. Monurol may also cause your skin to become more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen when outdoors.

Dosages

Monurol comes in powder form to be mixed with water and taken by mouth. The usual adult dose is 3 grams, taken once daily for 3 days. Monurol should be taken on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.

For children ages 6 months to 16 years, the recommended dose is based on weight. The usual dose is 20 to 40 mg/kg (9 to 18 mg/lb), taken once daily for 3 days.

To ensure the best possible results, it’s important to take Monurol exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions

Monurol can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.

To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Monurol are listed below.

Norethindrone

Tizanidine

Mechanism of Action

Monurol works by killing the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Monurol belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. Quinolone antibiotics work by inhibiting an enzyme needed by bacteria to reproduce. This action kills the bacteria and clears the infection.

This medication guide provides information about the use of Monurol for the treatment of urinary tract infections. This is not a complete list of possible side effects, and others may occur. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Monurol before starting treatment. This medication should only be used when clearly needed during pregnancy. Monurol may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Therefore, breastfeeding is not recommended while taking this medication.

Monurol should be taken with plenty of fluids to help prevent kidney stones from forming. Monurol may also cause your skin to become more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen when outdoors.

Pharmacokinetics

Monurol is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and reaches peak concentrations in the blood within 1 to 2 hours. Monurol is widely distributed throughout the body, including the urine, where it concentrates up to 100 times higher than in the blood. Monurol is eliminated from the body primarily by the kidneys.

Half-Life

The half-life of a drug is the time it takes for your body to clear 50% of the drug from your system. Monurol has a half-life of 8.6 hours.