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Z-Pack (azithromycin) prescription available online today

If you are suffering from bacterial infections, Azithromycin can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Azithromycin today from a board-certified doctor online.

  • Medication services available 24/7 for adults and kids (3+)

  • Top quality, board-certified doctors

  • No insurance needed

  • Same-day prescriptions available*

*prescriptions provided at doctor’s discretion

We accept these insurance plans and many more!

Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Otherwise, new patient visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for members.

  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Aetna

3 simple steps to request your Azithromycin prescription today

  • Book a Azithromycin prescription appointment

    Step 1

    Book a Azithromycin prescription appointment

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your medical provider regarding your Azithromycin prescription.

    Step 2

    Talk to your medical provider regarding your Azithromycin prescription.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up your Azithromycin prescription.

    Step 3

    Pick up your Azithromycin prescription.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

  • Book a Azithromycin prescription appointment

    Step 1

    Book a Azithromycin prescription appointment

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your medical provider regarding your Azithromycin prescription.

    Step 2

    Talk to your medical provider regarding your Azithromycin prescription.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up your Azithromycin prescription.

    Step 3

    Pick up your Azithromycin prescription.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Azithromycin prescription pricing details

How pricing works

To get a new or refill on your Azithromycin prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Paying with insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

Copay

For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:
    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

$129

Repeats only $69

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for active members.

About Azithromycin

Azithromycin is considered one of the macrolide antibiotics, which stops bacteria’s growth. Like any antibiotic, you can only use this medication for bacterial infections. It is ineffective against viral infections because it will not treat the cold or flu.

Some conditions that Azithromycin is known to treat include infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, infections of the ears, lungs, and other organs, respiratory infections, skin infections, sexually transmitted diseases, bacterial inflammation, and middle-ear infections in children. Azithromycin is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as well as under different brand names, including Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax, AzaSite, and Zithromax TRI-PAK.

Azithromycin may be prescribed as oral tablets, liquids, injections, and intravenous drips. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed Azithromycin, be sure to complete the full course of the antibiotic unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop.

If you don’t complete your prescription, the antibiotic may not fully treat your infection.

Azithromycin uses

There are 8 FDA-approved uses for Azithromycin, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your health care provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Bronchitis

    Acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis in adults.

  • Sinus Infections

    Acute bacterial sinusitis in adults

  • Skin Infections

    Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections in adults

  • Inflammation of the Urethra

    Urethritis is an STI in adults

  • Genital herpes

    Genital ulcer disease in men

  • Middle Ear Infection (children)

    Acute otitis media in pediatric patients

  • Pneumonia

    Community-acquired pneumonia in adults and pediatric patients

  • Strep Throat

    Pharyngitis/tonsillitis in adults and pediatric patients

  • Azithromycin side effects

    The side effects associated with taking Azithromycin are typically mild. Most Azithromycin side effects are associated with gastrointestinal discomfort or allergic reactions. Azithromycin has some common side effects. They may include:

  • Diarrhea

  • Stomach pain

  • Nausea

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:



    •Liver injury
    •Diarrhea associated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria
    •Fast or pounding heartbeats
    •Sudden cardiac death
    •Severe dizziness
    •Severe intestinal conditions



    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. The side effects are rarely fatal, but it is always best to tell your doctor if any conditions arise. The use of Azithromycin in young children six months and older is approved.

  • How to take Azithromycin

    Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Azithromycin prescription.

    Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Then, call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

    Azithromycin can come in different forms and doses, so follow the specific instructions on your prescription. It is typically prescribed as a five-day pill regimen with a dose of 500 mg (2 tablets of 250 mg) on the first day and 250 mg for the remaining four days.

     

    What to avoid while taking Azithromycin

    Azithromycin has 333 possible drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs.

    Avoiding excessive sunlight exposure when taking Azithromycin is important as it can make you sunburn more easily.

    Ask your doctor or pharmacist if consuming alcohol while taking Azithromycin is acceptable.

    There are no documented interactions between Azithromycin and alcohol. However, drinking larger quantities of alcohol is not recommended when fighting an infection because it may hinder the body’s ability to fight the infection, lead to dehydration, interrupt sleep, and worsen common side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. It can also decrease effectiveness.

    Avoid taking Azithromycin if you have a certain muscle disease.

    Do not take Azithromycin if you take Nelfinaviris. This drug can increase the amount of Azithromycin in the blood. If you’re concerned about this interaction, tell your doctor to check for liver abnormalities and hearing impairment.

    Do not take Azithromycin if you take Warfarin. Taking Warfarin with Azithromycin increases the blood thinning effect.

    Tell your doctor or pharmacist about all your medical history and other drugs you are taking before taking Azithromycin.

    Alternative medications to Azithromycin

    If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another macrolide antibiotic or a bacterial antibiotic in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

    Azithromycin prescription FAQs

    • How much does Azithromycin cost?

      The average price for azithromycin is 36 dollars which breaks down to $6 per pill. This cost will fluctuate based on the pharmacy and insurance.

    • How can I refill my Azithromycin prescription?

      Your doctor or pharmacist can send Azithromycin to any local pharmacy. Some common locations include CVS, Walmart, Rite Aid, and Walgreens.

    • What time of day should Azithromycin be taken?

      Take azithromycin at the same time each day. Morning is recommended as some users have trouble sleeping after taking Azithromycin. When taking azithromycin capsules, take them at least 1 hour before food or 2 hours after eating.

    • When should you not take Azithromycin?

      You should not take azithromycin if you take any drug which interacts with azithromycin, including Nelfinaviris or Warfarin, as the risk of adverse side effects is greater. In addition, certain drug interactions may occur with other drugs, so always tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any unusual tiredness or severe dizziness.

    • What should I check before giving Azithromycin?

      Observe for signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis as this can be a sign of an allergic reaction which can be severe in some patients.

    • What happens if I miss a dose of Azithromycin?

      Take the missed dose as soon as possible, but skip the missed dose if it is near your current dosage time.

    • What happens if I take too much Azithromycin?

      Taking too much azithromycin could cause irregular heart rhythm or liver damage. If you consume too much azithromycin, you should call your doctor, contact your local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention immediately.