Compare Cipro vs. Monurol

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin)

Prescription only

Monurol (fosfomycin)

Prescription only
Treats bacterial infections.

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a good, cheap antibiotic that treats many types of bacterial infections, but it interacts with some food and drugs.

3.8/ 5 average rating with 755 reviewsforCipro
Treats urinary tract infections.

Monurol (fosfomycin) is a good antibiotic for treating urinary tract infections.

Upsides
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is available in generic.
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) comes in different forms, including intravenous (IV) injection.
  • Monurol (fosfomycin) is good at treating the most common causes of urinary tract infections in women.
  • You only need to take 1 dose of this medicine for treatment of your urinary tract infection.
Downsides
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) should be used with caution if you have kidney problems.
  • If you drink caffeine while on Cipro (ciprofloxacin), you may notice increased effects of the caffeine.
  • Some bacteria have developed resistance to Cipro (ciprofloxacin).
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can interact with many other medications. Tell your doctor and pharmacist what medications, over-the-counter products, and supplements you are taking before starting Cipro (ciprofloxacin).
  • Although rare, Monurol (fosfomycin) can cause a severe allergic reaction in some people.
  • If you are breastfeeding, you might not be able to take this medicine.
  • It comes in a powder that needs to be mixed with water before taking by mouth.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
  • Extended release pill
  • Powder for solution
Price
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Reviews
755 reviews so far
63%
saidit'sworth it
53%
saiditworked well
17%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
2possible side effects
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Diarrhea
    2%
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10possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    10%
  • Headache
    10%
  • Vaginal itching, pain, or discharge
    8%
  • Nausea
    5%
  • Stuffy and runny nose
    5%
  • Back pain
    3%
  • Painful menstruation
    3%
  • Sore throat
    3%
  • Dizziness
    2%
  • Feeling weak and without energy
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Tendon rupture
    • People over age 60
    • Taking steroid medicine
    • Those with kidney, heart, or lung transplants
  • Myasthenia gravis
    • Myasthenia gravis
  • Diarrhea
  • Nerve damage
  • Central nervous system effects
    • Central nervous system disorders
    • Seizures
  • Heart rhythm problems
    • Use with other QT prolonging drugs
    • History of heart disease
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