Albon (sulfadimethoxine) is used for the treatment of susceptible
bacterial infections in dogs and cats. It is available in 250mg
scored tablets.The usual dose for bacterial infections is 25-50mg/pound
by mouth given once a day. For coccidial infection the usual dose
is 25mg/pound on day 1, then 12.5mg/pound by mouth for 12 to 20
days. Actual duration depends on the response to treatment. It is
important for the pet to drink a lot of water. This medication should
not be used in pregnant or nursing animals and should not be used
in animals with liver or kidney disease.
Albon (Pfizer Animal Health)
What is this medication used for
Sulfadimethoxine is a sulfonamide antibacterial used in the treatment
of infections caused by susceptible bacteria.
Albon is available by prescription as tablets, suspension and injectable.
How this medicine should be used
Albon is FDA approved for the treatment of bacterial infections
in dogs and cats. It is also used in the treatment of bacterial
enteritis caused by coccidia infection in dogs. The usual intial
dose in dogs and cats for bacterial infections is 25mg/pound once
a day. The usual dose in dogs and cats for coccidial infections
is 25mg/pound the first day then 12.5mg/pound for the next 12-20
What are the side effects
Side effects when using Albon may include KCS (dry eyes), fever,
joint inflammation, diarrhea, kidney damage and allergic reaction
characterized by facial swelling and hives.
What special precautions are there
Do not use Albon in animals allergic to it or other sulfonamides
(sulfa drugs). Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals. Do not
use in animals with kidney or liver disease. Use with caution when
given with methotrexate, warfarin, phenylbutazone, salicylates,
probenecid, phenytoin and MAOIs such as selegiline. Do not give
antacids within 2 hours of this medication. Allow pet to drink plenty
of water. If using the suspension, shake well before each use. Always
tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your
pet is taking.
In the event of an overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms
of overdose while rare may include vomiting, diarrhea or hyperexcitability.
How should I store this medication
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed.
Store this medication at room temperature, away from excess heat,
light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any
medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication
out of the reach of children and pets.
This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is
intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise
and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information
is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should
always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning
the treatment of your pet.
The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions,
precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or
adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use
of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your
pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not
replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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