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Zithromax (Azithromycin)

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We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Zithromax (Azithromycin) is a medication used to treat bacterial infections. It works by disrupting the mechanisms used by bacteria to replicate their genetic material. You can buy Zithromax online as a brand name product or a generic. It is available in the following strengths:

  • Brand name Zithromax
    • 250mg tablets
    • 500mg tablets
    • 600mg tablets
  • Generic Azithromycin
    • 250mg tablets
    • 500mg tablets
    • 600mg tablets

Store your Zithromax tablets at room temperature and keep them out of reach of children.


  • You can take Zithromax without regard to meals. Taking it with food can help prevent upset stomach.
  • You should complete your entire prescription, even if you feel better.
  • Do not take Zithromax at the same time as products that contain aluminum or magnesium. They can reduce the effectiveness of the drug.
  • The most common dosages for Zithromax are:
    • Take 500mg by mouth once a day for three days
    • Take 500mg by mouth once a day on day one, followed by 250mg once daily for four days.
    • Your doctor could prescribe you a different strength or duration of treatment. Follow your doctor’s prescription exactly as written.


  • The active ingredient is azithromycin.
  • You can find a full list of inactive ingredients in the package insert.

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38% for 250 mg capsules

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RX Only

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Elimination half-life

11–14 hour (single dose), 68 hours (multiple dosing)

Dosage (Strength)

250mg (30 tablets), 500mg (30 tablets)


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Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax

Protein binding


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Routes of administration

By mouth


  • Do not take Zithromax if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients.
  • Zithromax can cause a potentially harmful heart condition. Discuss your risk with your doctor.
  • Zithromax can interact with other medications. Give your doctor a full list of the medications you use before starting treatment with Zithromax.
    • Antiarrhythmic drugs can be particularly harmful if taken with Zithromax. Tell your doctor if you use any of the following medications:
    • You could be at risk of liver damage while using Zithromax. Discuss the risk with your doctor.
    • Tell your doctor if you suffer from myasthenia gravis. Zithromax can cause a worsening of symptoms.
    • If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, discuss the risks of using Zithromax with your doctor.

Side Effects

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Headache
  • Abnormal vision
  • Prolonged QT interval
  • Torsades De Pointes
  • Steven-Johnson Syndrome
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Generalized exanthematous pustulosis
  • Congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
  • Hepatic necrosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver failure
  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Eaton-lambert syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis

Other Considerations

Before you buy Zithromax, compare the price at Canada Drugs Direct to your local drug store.


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  2. Zithromax. (n.d.). Retrieved April 08, 2020, from 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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