azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zmax)

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    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What is azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax)?

Azithromycin is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic chemically related to erythromycin and clarithromycin (Biaxin). It is effective against a wide variety of bacteria such as Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, mycobacterium avium, and many others.

What brand names are available for azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax)?

Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax are the brand names available for azithromycin in the US.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/1/2016

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