Generic Z-pack Availability In Us?

14 Replies Updated

Conversation Starter

Patty Says:

My daughter had allergic reaction to generic Z-pack manufactured in Israel for a PA pharmaceutical company.Is this legal for my insurance to provide this? My daughter has taken the brand name Z-pack at least 6 times without a problem. Are others having these problems. She is to the point of steroids to control her swelling and rash. Any reply appreciated. I am an RN.

Showing Replies 1 - 14 of 14 RSS Feed

of 1    
valerie Says:

Zpack allergy of hives....
My husband had the exact same problem...broke out in hives this week after taking the first dose...I googled and found your comment....I checked his meds and his is also a generic from India!!! Do I hear class action??

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Verwon Says:

Doubtful, it sounds like an allergic reaction to something in the ingredients, possibly a filler and that is something you are warned about in the medication information. It is considered an acknowldeged hazard of taking the medication.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Sick As A Dog Says:

January 2011 - on 4th day of Generic Z-pack I broke out with hives. I to have taken the regular Z-pack multiple times without any problems....the palms of my hands look like a bad case of athletes feet! Very Red! Very Itchy!

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Joe Says:

I had the exact same thing happen on my 4th day of the z pack from Israel. My hives/allergic reaction has continued for almost a week. I am now taking 2 plus antihistamines per day to control the symptoms.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
shenedoa Says:

I also have take Z-pak for at least 12 years - average once a year or less due to secondary bacterial infections when I got a cold. Then in August 2010 took what I am sure is the generic - no rash but about 2 weeks later I came down with a whole host of problems - always been extremely healthly - but this was Hell - didn't even think about the z-pak since I had taken it with no problem for years - so I spent August through Dec going to at least 30 doctors and many procedures trying find out what was wrong. Had palpatations, gastritris, shortness of breath, distonia type contractions on and in my head, ear problems, vision problems, joint problems, food sensitivities, anxiety which I have never had before, literally did not sleep for 3 weeks straight - and other smyptoms. After MRI's , MRA, colonscopy, endoscopy, a whole host of blood tests, ultrasounds, heart tests, lung tests a couple of trips to emergency and having a terrible feeling something was wrong and no one could figure it out. Drs could only fine some gastritis, a benign thryoid nodule and some degenertive discs in my neck. Seem to be getting better Feb. through March but still wasn't back to old self. Then got a cold with possible pneumonia (never had before) and went to family Dr. and got a Z-pak from Israel and unbelievable my symptoms started again after first dose and still took second dose just to make sure!! - head and neck problems, great anxiety, heart palps, insomia, phlem in back of throat, swallowing difficultes, hearing problem, vision problems when I close my eyes, stomach upset and others that I had before - just feel something is wrong. I never thought it could be the Z-pak - I hope there is something in it as a filler that is doing this because I would like to be able to take antibodics in future? I am allergeric to penicillian but was always able to take other antibodics. Does anyone know if you can still get the old brand name z-pak? Who can someone talk to about this that gets it and doesn't think it is in your head?

Was this helpful?     1     0  
Dee Says:

Glad I found this. I took the " regular " Z pack this week and on day 3 I broke out in hives. Too annoying to describe. So of course I didnt link the two since I have taken it before. Once in Jan and once in Nov. So I thought i ate something that I just grew an allergy to. When it got real bad... I called the Dr. to make sure it wasnt the Z PaK. It ended up my body grew an allergy to it in a short amount of time and it is VERY common ( accordng to my Dr. ) I am now on Cortizone pills along with Claritin and Benedryl at night. Just wanted to post just in case. Seemed somewhat relevant. Good Luck.

Was this helpful?     1     0  
snyderman Says:

my 12 yr old also took generic z pack Greenstone brand made in India Distribute in NJ and on day three broke out w hives and complained of pain in his feet and hand then began to swell up. Now we have stoped the med only to find out what they will want to give us for the problems the z pack caused and Im not sure what we will take to get better for our original sickness. I wish I would have just practiced medicne at home. I know were not allergic to garlic.PLEASE DONT USE GENERIC Z PACK FROM INDIA>GREENSTOME BRAND IT COULD MAKE YOU FEEL WORSE hives swelling inflamation of yor joints

Was this helpful?     2     0  
MiMi Says:

Where can I get a z pac produced in USA? Mine was purchased in a NYS Rite Aid Pharmacy but made in India.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Diana Says:

I was given a prescription for a Z-Pac (250 mg) for a wisdom tooth extraction. I found it curious that the pills were red and from India... Previous prescriptions were white pills. I followed the directions and took 2 the first day and one for the next 4 day. I did not take the 4th pill as the night before I had severe intestinal cramping! I spent the entire evening in the bathroom with diarrhea, gas, chills, and pain. The manufacturer was GREENSTONE! I plan to call SAM'S Club pharmacy to advise them of this issue. Why is this medicine allowed to be sold (in the USA) without advising the patient of the known issues from this manufacturer? It's defective medicine.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Diana Says:

I did some research regarding the Z- Pak from India. The company in India is owned by Phizer. The "red"!Z-Pak medicine has not been FDA approved because the original medication developed byvPhizer is suppose to be identical. It isn't because the Z-Paj I gave taken in the past did not have the sudexaffectscibam experiencing ... And the reason I didn't take the last pill. I also learned that SAM'S Club gets their Z-Paks from Walmart who negotiates for the entire United States. The pharamacist hads no control and only has the "India" pills to fill prescriptions. I have since had muscle weakness, issues with my throat and swallowing, fatigue, shaking hands and feelings of little energy. This is not a result of having a Wisdom tooth pulled. I plan to contact Phizer tomorrow. Stay tuned!!

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Diana Says:

An example of authorized generics is Azithromycin Pak sold by the Greenstone company. The Z-pak drug is a brand-name drug created by Pfizer company and approved by the FDA. As the patent for Z-pak was about to expire, Pfizer company let the Greenstone company sell Z-pak using the generic name Azithromycin Pak. In other words, Azithromycin Pak from Greenstone is exactly the same drug as Z-pak from Pfizer. Also, Azithromycin Pak from Greenstone has never been approved by the FDA because it is exactly the same as Z-pak from Pfizer. As a matter of fact, the Greenstone company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer company.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Diana Says:

Want to read something interesting... Go to this webpage:

The difference between generic drugs and authorized generics

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Cat Says:
via mobile

Is parkinsons linked to Z pack ?
I have had bouts of chronic constipation since my first z pack. Since the 2nd time
@ 3 months later, I had hand tremor. Then diagnosed with Parkinson's.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Concerned Says:
via mobile

Hi, I too have taken the z pack numerous times for upper respitory even pneumonia. I have never had any issues ever. This June i took z pack for sinus infection, on 3rd day experienced horrible leg and back pain. My cramps continued for about a week after. I looked at where my z pak was made and it said India, manufactured in nj.
I'm pretty upset, they talk about equality in our country yet we outsource to China and India where the workers make pennies on the dollar and we as Americans suffer from their inconsistencies!
It's a shame because Medicane is supposed to help us when we need it! Not hurt us!! it's a choice companies make to put more money in their pockets by not making brand drugs and out sourcing to India and China were our Fda obviously does not investigate their facilities where these drugs are being made.
How do we combat the multi million dollar drug companies and lobbyists to have safer drugs and for that matter ban Gmos that so many household names ie pepperidge farm, nestle, Kraft, Dannon , Quaker now use on a regular basis??

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply

More Discussions:

CorePharma generic adderall availability in Phoenix az
Will any pharmacy order special brands? I need CorePharma's generic adderall. Should I try vyvanse instead if I can&... 3 replies
generic Benicar availability
When will Benicar be offered in a generic/less expensive form? ## Hello, Laurie! How are you? It will most likely be sev... 2 replies
Generic Allegra D 12 or 24 HR Availability
I am having a hard time finding the generic equivalent of Allegra D either 12 or 24 HR at any pharmacy in Wisconsin. Is ...
buscapina availability
Does anyone know where in the U.S. I can purchase buscapina? I need to find some for my 80 year old mom who is having sp... 4 replies
Susten 200 - Availability in other countries
Hello. My wife is 5 weeks pregnant and she was taking Susten 200 as her doctor prescribed. I live in Bangladesh and I ca... 1 reply
Availability of ornex sinus
I have used this since the 80s now I can't find it anywhere. Why? ## Hello, Sheila! How are you? From what I found l... 3 replies
Chlo-tuss cough medicine availability
Why was chlo-tuss discontinued? I was prescribed this today and saw on the internet that it had been discontinued. ## I ... 2 replies
mintezol drug availability and how to use it
I have worms in my stomach and it really hurts. I tried vermox compresse tablets 500 mg but it wasn't effective. My ... 2 replies
Reacel-A availability in the US
I need to buy Reacel-A cream, but don't know if l can get it here in the US or if it's only available in Mexico?... 1 reply
Availability of fluimucil effervescent in the USA
Please, which pharmacies carry fluimucil effervescent in the USA? My father needs this medicine and for now we cannot fi... 2 replies

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Show Verification Text

with the privacy policy (20191231).

This form will be submitted securely
Privacy policy cookies information


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 3 August 2017.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2021 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA