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Free standard delivery ⓘ
We dispatch orders from Monday to Friday. If placed before 4pm, your order will be dispatched the same day. Orders placed after 4pm will be sent the next working day.
Next Day Click & Collect ⓘ
Collect your order from any Royal Mail post office. You will receive an email or SMS when your order is ready for collection. It will be available to collect for up to 18 days. Proof of Identification will be required.
Next Day Express Delivery ⓘ
If placed before 4pm, your order will be delivered by 1pm on the next working day. Orders placed after 4pm will sent out the next day and delivered the day after.
Saturday delivery ⓘ
If placed before 4pm, your order will be delivered by 1pm on Saturday.
You will choose your delivery option at the checkout. Delivery options
may vary depending on the pack size and dosage chosen.
Azithromycin is an antibiotic treatment for traveller's diarrhoea. It fights the bacteria which cause diarrhoea and is an important part of any traveller's first aid kit.
Order a three day antibiotic course for £29.99 - Our doctor will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.
|3 day course||£29.99|
Price includes prescription and delivery.
Azithromycin can destroy the bacteria which are responsible for causing diarrhoea, by preventing them producing the proteins they need to survive.
Azithromycin is highly effective in the treatment of bacterially caused diarrhoea. However, overall, it is only 97% effective, as it cannot be used against Giardia or amoebic dysentery. If Azithromycin doesn’t clear up your diarrhoea, you should see a doctor.
By taking Azithromycin, you can reduce the length of your diarrhoea episode from 3-4 days to 1-2 days. You will know your treatment is working if your symptoms clear up. If the diarrhoea persists, consult a doctor.
You should start treatment as soon as you notice any of the symptoms of diarrhoea: frequent loose stools, nausea and cramps. The sooner you start treatment, the quicker your recovery will be.
Yes. This will prevent resistant strains of bacteria developing.
No. Alcohol will neutralise any positive effects the drug has. This means your diarrhoea won’t be cured effectively.
An antibiotic such as Azithromycin is the best way to prevent bacterially caused diarrhoea cases. Azithromycin is particularly effective in South East Asia for this reason because most cases of diarrhoea there are caused by bacteria.
Yes. You can get this online with DrEd, provided you are suitable for the treatment.
Brand names such as Zmax or Zithromax may be used.
The tablets are white and marked with Pfizer and “250”.
In the case of minor diarrhoea, take 2 x 250mg Azithromycin tablets as soon as you notice the first symptoms. From this point onwards, take 1 x 250mg tablet a day, but stop this treatment when the symptoms clear completely. In the case of more serious diarrhoea, take 2 x 250mg Azithromycin tablets when you first notice symptoms, then continue to take 1 tablet per day for at least 4 more days. If the diarrhoea persists, consult a doctor. Avoid missing doses, as this will make your treatment less effective, but take the tablet as soon as you remember.
You should take the treatment with a full glass of water and over one hour before a meal, or over two hours after a meal.
The active ingredient is the Azithromycin. Each tablet will contain 250mg of this. Other ingredients include lactose, magnesium stearate, maize starch, sodium lauryl sulphate, gelatin, iron oxide (black) E172, shellac, propylene glycol, sulphur dioxide and titanium dioxide. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, you must not take Azithromycin as a treatment for diarrhoea.
Side effects which are exceptionally rare and have only been reported in a few cases include fits, feeling hyperactive, muscle weakness, tongue discolouration, pancreatitis, kidney inflammation, jaundice (yellowing of the skin), bruising or prolonged bleeding after injury.
If you notice any of the side effects above, or any changes which have occurred after treatment, inform your doctor right away.
You should not take Azithromycin if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding without talking to your doctor first.
The tablets will contain lactose. If you are lactose intolerant, do not take the medication without speaking to your doctor first. The sulphur dioxide in rare cases can cause allergic reactions and wheezing.
Azithromycin will not affect your ability to drive or use machines. However, if you think you feel unwell after taking the medication, do not put yourself and others at risk.
Our fast, convenient service is extremely straightforward
and you don't need to visit a doctor to use it.
You'll complete a short online health assessment and choose the medication you need. If you're unsure, our in-house GPs can also recommend the best treatment for you.
Our doctors will review your order, issue your prescription and pass it straight to a pharmacist to be dispensed.
Free First Class delivery is included and next day delivery starts at just £3.99. OR you can collect from any Royal Mail Local Collect® at your convenience.
We take precautions that other online providers don't,
so you’re given a convenient and discreet service.
Orders placed before 4pm will be dispatched the same day.
Available to Collect: Thursday 25 Feb 2016 after 11am
Get an SMS/email to collect from your preferred Royal Mail location
Estimated Delivery: Saturday 27 Feb 2016 - Tuesday 01 Mar 2016
Estimated Delivery: Friday 26 Feb 2016 by 1pm
All of your medication will be delivered in plain, unlabeled
packaging. A signature will be required but it does not
have to be the patient.