New Antibiotic May Treat Chronic Pelvic Mesh Infections

//New Antibiotic May Treat Chronic Pelvic Mesh Infections

New Antibiotic May Treat Chronic Pelvic Mesh Infections

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 19, 2018~ A Florida reader says she has been prescribed a new  drug that seems to addressing her chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs), so common among many women who have had pelvic mesh implants. 


Many readers of Mesh News Desk (MND) report they have ongoing UTIs since their polypropylene mesh implant, whether it’s been removed or not.

If left untreated, a urinary tract infection can lead to serious kidney problems.

Many of these infections are resistant to the standard antibiotics on the market.

A doctor at Shands Hospital prescribed her a new drug that almost no one knows about.

Its called MONUROL.


Monurol, made by Allergan, the California-based company that makes Botox and Lexapro, among other drugs, was recently approved for use in USA, however its been used in Europe for some time now.  The reader was prescribed a weekly dose and it appears to be working with no side effects.

The weekly dosage is $70, and about $35.00 in Canada and about $5 in most European countries.  Coupons are available and in some cases, one can import drugs from a pharmacy in Canada or Europe.

The non-branded name is fosfomycin and the dosing information says it is for Acute cystitis caused by E. coli, E. faecalis. You dissolve one packed in 3-4 oz of water.  Adverse effects include diarrhea, discomfort, anorexia, nausea, headache, rash and vomiting.  One may also experience fatigue, and drowsiness and dizziness.

Dr. Raz, Mesh Bacterial Colonies

The manufacturer of Paladin Labs Inc of Quebec, Canada and made by Allergan, maker of Boxox and Lexapro among other drugs.

Here is the product monograph.

Here is the patient handout.

“It is pretty much a miracle drug for mesh victims who have these constant infections,” says our friendly reader. In her case, scar tissue formed around the urethra, which was partially severed.

Note* You may need a special prescription from an infectious disease doctor.

Superior Labs D-Mannose

Insurance companies may not be aware of the effectiveness of this medication for mesh-induced UTIs.


Mesh New Desk offers D-Mannose at a discount when purchased through Amazon.  Please see the offer here.

A simple sugar, D-Mannose prevents E. coli bacteria from sticking to the urethra or bladder.   See the offer here and be sure to put in the CODE that is just for MND readers to get a discount.  Many readers swear by the product and it can be used as a prophylactic, for regular daily use to prevent UTIs.


Foreign bodies have long been known as a potential source or reservoir for infection. The surface and some small spaces in the implants can harbor bacteria.

Dr. Vladimir Iakovlev

Pathologist Vladimir  Iakovlev tells MND that is why he tries to remove all bullets, splinters and dead tissues around any infection.  At his lab in Toronto, he has explanted 500 mesh specimens and reports scars can form inside or outside the mesh which harbors bacterial.

Read about his explanted mesh findings here. 



Mesh explant, St. Michaels Hospital, CTV Mesh Misery

MND, February 22, 2016, Still Standing on Medical Management of Mesh Complications, 2016

MND, December 7, 2017, Pathologist on Mesh Explant Findings

MND, July 21, 2017, Links Between Surgical Mesh and Autoimmune Disease

MND, June 24, 2015, The Role of Bacterial Biofilm in Pelvic Mesh Slings




By | 2018-02-20T14:00:39+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Medical News|7 Comments

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.


  1. Shelley February 19, 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Monurol is readily available in Ontario. Might help some but it is not a miracle drug. I havw been on it several times with varying results. Please dont get infections sufferers hopes up that much. It works on some not on others just like any other prescription. In Canada regular family physicians should be able to dispense a prescription but I got mine through my urologist.

    • Way2Be February 19, 2018 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      I wish I had E. coli. I have some weird difficult to identify bacteria that has to be cultured every time. Uro Gyne denies mesh is the problem. Blames number of surgeries. Of course, all these surgeries were mesh related.

      • Jane Akre February 20, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

        Duh!!! Surgeries, scar tissue, pain, e.coli infection, not the mesh? Did you have those problems before mesh? Duh. Hope you can get another doctor.

  2. Anonymous March 20, 2018 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    I told people about D-Mannose on this forum awhile ago. I am not sure of the D-Mannose you have linked working. I can only assure that renew life D-Mannose works. I had UTI’s untreated with any antibiotic. D-Mannose cured.

    • Jane Akre March 20, 2018 at 9:21 pm - Reply

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  3. Birgit April 1, 2018 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Monurol is not new. I was prescribed this drug in 2007. As all antibiotics it has its place in treatment therapies of UTI’s. These bugs change overnight and become resistant to drug after drug. It is, in the end, what will kill those of us who who weren’t “cured” of our SUI issues by mesh. The infections come from the MESH! I sit here and just wonder after my 7 surgeries is the next infection the one that will take me?

    • Jane Akre April 2, 2018 at 10:51 am - Reply

      Have you tried d-mannose for UTIs? My understanding is that it does not allow the bacteria to cling to the urethra or bladder, therefore stopping any UTIs in its tracks! Please let me know and check the discount on the Superior Lab version sold through MND.

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