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Albon (sulfadimethoxine) Suspension is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in cats and dogs. It can also treat coccidial infections, which are caused by a microscopic, spore-forming, single-celled parasite that infects the intestinal tract. 

For: Cats and Dogs 

Benefits:

How it works: Albon Suspension is a sulfonamide antibacterial that fights infections. Sulfonamides work by interfering with the ability of bacteria to reproduce. 

Cautions: It’s important for your pet to drink plenty 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. 

Ingredients

Albon Suspension:
Active Ingredients (per tsp) Amount
Sulfadimethoxine 250 mg

Directions
Dosage & Administration: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. The dose and duration of therapy will depend on the type of infection and the response to Albon. Give Albon by mouth. It may be given with food. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store Albon at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant container. Keep this medication away from children and pets. 

Directions:

Tip: It is important for your pet to drink a lot of water.

Dosage:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs/Cats: All weights Give an initial dose of 1 teaspoonful per 10 lbs of pet’s body weight (25 mg/lb) followed by 1/2 teaspoonful per 10 lbs of pet’s body weight (12.5 mg/lb) every 24 hours thereafter.
Horses: X X
Storage: Store Albon Suspension at room temperature.

Possible side effects of Albon: Sulfa crystals may appear in your pet's urine. Your pet should be allowed to drink plenty of water while taking this medication. Other side effects that may occur include KCS or dry eye, anemia, fever, loss of appetite, vomiting or diarrhea, joint inflammation, kidney damage, and skin rash. Stop the medication and contact your veterinarian if any of the above symptoms occur. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet. If your pet experiences an allergic reaction, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, or coma. If these signs occur, contact your veterinarian immediately. 

If you miss giving a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

If you overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include side effects listed below and may also include behavioral changes. 

What should I avoid while giving Albon to my pet: Antacids may decrease the effectiveness of sulfa drugs such as Albon. Give antacids 2-3 hours before or after giving a dose of Albon. 

Who should not take it? Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. The dose and duration of therapy will depend on the type of infection and the response to Albon. Give Albon by mouth. It may be given with food. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store Albon at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant container. Keep this medication away from children and pets.