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Systematic (IUPAC) name
[(2R,3S)-3-methyloxiran-2-yl]phosphonic acid
CAS number 23155-02-4
78964-85-9 (tromethamine)
ATC code J01XX01
PubChem 446987
DrugBank APRD00987
Chemical data
Formula C3H7O4P 
Mol. mass 138.059 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 30–37% (oral, fosfomycin tromethamine); varies with food intake
Protein binding Nil
Metabolism Nil
Half life 5.7 hours (mean)
Excretion Renal and fecal, unchanged
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


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Routes Oral

Fosfomycin (also known as phosphomycin and phosphonomycin) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic produced by certain Streptomyces species. It is indicated in the treatment of urinary tract infections. It is usually administered as fosfomycin tromethamine, trade name Monurol.

Fosfomycin is usually administered as a single dose.

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