Zithromax (azithromycin) is now available in a generic equivalent for all formulations including the Z-Pak. The generic version costs about 10% of the branded product. Azithromycin continues to be a good drug for the treatment of atypical pathogens, and a possible alternative to penicillin, in patients who are allergic. Branded Z-Pak costs $43 while generic is $24.
If you have any questions about azithromycin, please feel free to contact the Vanderbilt Pharmacy at 615-322-2374.
The VUMC Antibiotic Sub-Committee of the P&T