Antibiotics for strep throat (Z-Pak)
One of the most effective antibiotics used for oral therapy of strep throat (pharyngitis) is Zithromax. The duration of Zithromax use for the treatment of strep throat is 5 days.
Zithromax is sold at the U.S. pharmacies in packs of different sizes. Patients with strep throat do not necessarily buy large plastic bottles with 30 Zithromax tablets.
At the U.S. market, you can find Z-Pak containing just six Zithromax tablets. One Z-Pak (six Zithromax 250mg tabs) is sufficient for a course of antibacterial therapy of strep throat in adults.
Zithromax antibiotic can be used to treat strep throat in children of 2 years and older. However, children with strep throat are advised to take oral Zithromax suspension, rather than oral tablets. The daily dose of Zithromax suspension depends on a child's weight and thus, it should not exceed 12mg per kg of a child's body weight.
Oral Zithromax suspension can be replaced with oral Zithromax 250mg tablets (Z-Pak) for children and adolescents with body mass over 40 kg.
If the doctor prescribed Z-Pak for strep throat:
- At once two Zithromax 250mg tablets should be taken in the first day of antimicrobial therapy
- A Zithromax 250mg tablet should be taken in the next four days
Often, Z-Pak is prescribed when other antibiotics for strep throat are ineffective. Many patients diagnosed with strep throat are prescribed with Penicillin as "drug of choice".
Advantage of Penicillin-containing antibiotics for strep throat is that they less often cause side effects and cheaper than oral Zithromax 250mg tablets (Z-Pak).
Results of comparative clinical study of two antibiotics for strep throat have shown that Zithromax causes gastrointestinal side effects in 18% of patients, but Penicillin - only in 13%. The most common side effects of Penicillin and Zithromax antibiotics for strep throat are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain.
Penicillin disadvantage is that it is less effective than Zithromax, as well as it should be used intramuscularly for the treatment of strep throat. Because of the necessity of intramuscular administration of Penicillin, the possibility of using this antibiotic for strep throat at home is significantly limited.
A vast majority of patients with strep throat are not able to make by themselves intramuscular injections of antibiotics. Thus, besides purchase of cheap injectable antibiotics for strep throat, they will need to pay a doctor or nurse for the services.
While treating strep throat, Penicillin antibiotic should be used three times a day within 10 days. Thus, low price of this antibiotic for strep throat cannot compensate the costs of 30 procedures of intramuscular administration of Penicillin.
Where to buy antibiotic for strep throat at low price?
If Zithromax tablets (Z-Pak) are very expensive at pharmacy chains, they can be replaced by cheaper oral antibiotics for strep throat. As an alternative to Zithromax, you can use other tablets containing 250 mg of antibacterial agent Azithromycin (generic version of Zithromax 250mg tablets).
The cheapest antibiotics for strep throat are sold on online pharmacies. Azithromycin-containing antibiotics are sold on online pharmacies under various trademarks, such as Azibiot, Azigen, Azimycin, Azi-Teva, AzitHEXAL, Azithrobeta, Azitrin, Azitrolek, Azitro-Mepha, Azitrox, Aziwill, Azycyna, Bactrazol, Macromax, Makromycin, Nobaxin, Sumamed, Zedd, Zitinn, Zitrocin.
On online pharmacies, the price of antibiotics for strep throat is greatly lower than the price of Z-Pak (Zithromax tabs) available at ordinary city pharmacies. Therefore, buying of drugs for the treatment of strep throat on online pharmacy allows saving both time and money.
To buy antibiotics for strep throat (Z-Pak) on online pharmacy, a payment method and a shipping variant should be chosen. Z-Pak with tablets for the treatment of strep throat is delivered to some countries of the world within one day. Thus, by ordering antibiotics online, the course of antibacterial therapy for strep throat can be started immediately after its diagnosis.