Azithromycin no longer available Oct 2018

  • A 7 day course of Doxycycline is now the recommended antibiotic for chlamydia infections.
  • Dr Fox no longer supplies azithromycin for chlamydia infections - see latest recommendations.


Azithromycin is one of a group of antibiotics called macrolides. It is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria and other micro-organisms.

Read medical information and answer medical questions to buy treatment online.

How to buy online

  1. Read medical information about azithromycin for chlamydia
  2. Answer medical questions to check for eligibility
  3. Reviewed by doctors - posted from UK pharmacy


Chlamydia antibioticQuantityCost
Azithromycin 250mg4 tablets (taken as a single dose)£14.70

Prescription issued online - small prescription fee per order.

Compare prices: Dr Fox prices are 25%-50% lower cost than other online clinics.

Prescription fees

Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.

Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.

If you have your own private or NHS paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.

Order valuePrescription fee
up to £10£1.00
up to £20£2.00
up to £40£3.00
over £40£4.00
Comparative costs of azithromycin chlamydia treatment from UK online clinics (14 September 2016) - qualifying notes
*Dr Fox adds a small prescription fee not included in table above.
** includes £25 prescription fee
  1. The prices shown are listed by the online clinics named after a customer first enters consultation information and is offered prescriptions. It is possible these clinics may have special offers or lower prices for repeat supplies.
  2. Prices may change and are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date stated. All products in stock and new condition.
  3. Dr Fox does NOT claim to provide a superior service to any of the online clinics listed. All the clinics listed, as far as we can tell, comply with all regulation and, as far as we can tell, operate to high ethical standards.
  4. Dr Fox adds a small prescription fee not included in the table (between £1 and £4 depending on value of the order).
  5. To amend the information in this table please contact us
  6. The prices listed in the table do not identify the cost of prescription medicine as online clinics charge a single fee to cover services which includes advice, consultations, prescriptions and dispensing and supply of treatments.
  7. Where services include free delivery this is using the slowest delivery option available. Dr Fox uses Royal Mail Tracked 24.
Chlamydia antibioticDr Fox*Lloyds PharmacySuperdrugHealth ExpressMed ExpressOxford Online Pharmacy
Azithromycin (1000mg dose)£14.70£34.95£27.50£49.95£24.99£33.94**
UK delivery£2.90includedincludedincludedincluded£2.95

Delivery charges

UK delivery only: £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-3 working days with tracking).

Parcel forwarding services are not permitted. Use only UK home or work delivery address.

Returns and refunds - unwanted items can be returned within 14 working days for a full refund.

Medical information

Azithromycin for chlamydia

For background information about chlamydia please see chlamydia information page.

  • Avoid any sexual contact for 7 days after taking Azithromycin, until no longer infectious.
  • People with a positive chlamydia test and their sexual partners should be treated at the same time if possible.
  • Chlamydia tests take 6 weeks to go negative after chlamydia has been successfully treated.

Alternative antibiotic for chlamydia

Chlamydia can also be treated with a week long course of an alternative antibiotic doxycycline.

Doxycycline is an equally effective treatment and is suitable for people with allergy to azithromycin.

Azithromycin side effects

Serious side effects are unusual, the most common are stomach upset, nausea and diarrhoea.

For details about azithromycin see the patient information leaflet supplied with the tablets.

In the unlikely event that vomiting occurs within an hour of taking azithromycin the treatment should be repeated.

Azithromycin Patient Leaflet

Antibiotic guardianship

Antibiotic Guardian logo

To combat antibiotic resistance please:

  • Only use antibiotics when needed
  • Never share antibiotics
  • Always complete course as instructed
  • Take unused medicine to local pharmacy for disposal

Buy treatment

Dr Fox supplies azithromycin on prescription – you are required to answer a short medical questionnaire before your order can be completed.

Authored 23 March 2010 by Dr Tony Steele, MB ChB

Reviewed 28 November 2016 by Dr B. Babor, MB ChB

Last updated 28 June 2019


  • A 7 day course of Doxycycline is now the recommended antibiotic for chlamydia infections.
  • Dr Fox no longer supplies azithromycin for chlamydia infections - see latest recommendations.

The order process

Answer short medical questionnaire

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Doctor issues prescription online

Medicine posted direct from pharmacy

Product reviews

Azithromycin rated 4.69/5 in 64 product reviews

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Azithromycin 250mg

Worked efficiently

17/06/2019 16:48
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Azithromycin 250mg

Worked well and ideal as I usually forget to take tablets when I’m on a weeks course

12/06/2019 13:34
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Azithromycin 250mg

Effective, does the job

26/05/2019 08:20
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Azithromycin 250mg

Excellent at all tines

15/05/2019 14:05
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Azithromycin 250mg

Did the job!!

21/03/2019 04:31
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