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Is Zithromax available over the counter?

Medically reviewed by Carmen Fookes, BPharm. Last updated on Aug 24, 2021.

Official answer


Zithromax is not available over the counter, it is a prescription medicine that must be prescribed by a doctor.

Zithromax is an antibiotic that may be used to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria such as Mycobacterium avium, M. intracellulare, and Chlamydia trachomatis.

  • Zithromax (azithromycin dihydrate) Updated 04/2020. Pfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc

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