ZITHROMAX Capsule, hard (2018)
Active ingredients: Azithromycin
Product Name and Form
ZITHROMAX 250 mg CAPSULES.
White, hard gelatin capsules marked Pfizer and ZTM 250.
Qualitative and Quantitative Composition
Each capsule contains azithromycin dihydrate 262.05 mg equivalent to 250 mg azithromycin base.
Excipients with known effect: Each capsule contains lactose anhydrous, and sulfur dioxide.
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic belonging to the azalide group. The molecule is constructed by adding a nitrogen atom to the lactone ring of erythromycin A. The mechanism of action of azithromycin is based upon the suppression of bacterial protein synthesis by means of binding to the ribosomal 50S sub-unit and inhibition of peptide translocation.
Sodium lauryl sulfate
Titanium dioxide (E171)
Black iron oxide (E172)
Pack sizes and Marketing
Zithromax Capsules are available as:
Packs of 2 capsules. Aluminium/PVC blister strips, 2 capsules per strip, 1 strip in a carton box.
Packs of 4 capsules. Aluminium/PVC blister strips, 4 capsules per strip, 1 strip in a carton box.
Pack of 6 capsules. Aluminium/PVC blister strips, 6 capsules per strip, 1 strip in a carton box.
Polythene capsule container with child resistant cap, 100 capsules per container.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Pfizer Limited, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9NJ, United Kingdom
Date of first authorisation: 4 April 1991
Date of latest renewal: 7 September 1996