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What is Albon Suspension?

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. Albon requires a prescription from your veterinarian.


Cats and Dogs

  • Fights a wide variety of bacterial infections
  • Also used to treat coccidial infections
  • Attacks bacterial cells, not your pet's host cells
  • Albon Suspension is custard flavored for ease of administration
How it Works:

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


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.

Brand Name:

Albon (Pfizer Animal Health)

Generic Name:


What is the most important information I should know about Albon:

Albon is a prescription medication FDA-approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Albon is available as 250mg scored tablets and 5% custard-flavored suspension containing 250mg per tsp. The usual initial dose for dogs and cats is 25mg/pound once a day. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. Do not give Albon to any pet other than the pet for whom it was prescribed. Albon is not for use in animals allergic to it or other sulfa drugs. 

What is Albon:

Albon is a sulfonamide antibacterial (sulfa drug) approved for use in the treatment of infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It is also used in the treatment of bacterial enteritis caused by coccidial infection. 

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Albon to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney disease, bladder or kidney stones, is dehydrated, or is pregnant or lactating. Inform your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, you are giving to your pet while also giving Albon. 

How should this medication be given:

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. 

What happens if I 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. 

What happens if I 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. 

What are the 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. 

What other drugs will affect Albon:

Before giving Albon, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given methotrexate, warfarin, phenylbutazone, thiazide diuretics, aspirin, probenecid or phenytoin. 

Where can I get more information:.

Your pharmacist has additional information about Albon written for health professionals that you may read.

How to Use
  • Albon Suspension is a prescription medication used in dogs and cats for the treatment of susceptible bacterial infections.
  • Albon Suspension is also used in dogs and cats for the treatment of bacterial enteritis caused by coccidial infection.
  • Albon should not be used in animals allergic to it or other sulfa (sulfonamide) drugs.

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

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.
Do not use!

Store Albon Suspension at room temperature.

Albon Suspension:
Active Ingredients (per tsp)
250 mg
Customer Reviews
Albon Suspension is rated 4.555555555555555 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great It is significantly cheaper to buy this from pet meds than to get it from my vet. One of our pups had a parasite so the Dr. said all the dogs (7) had to take this and it cost about $400 for around 2 pints. All the dogs lick it from the syringe and the dogs that freak out around the syringe I just put it in a small dipping bowl and they lick it out.
Date published: 2014-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from seems to be helping Shitzu..our dog had quit eating,drank some,very little,but horrible diarrhea--water for 2-3 days. never should have let go that long on a small dog but luckily able to get into vet. she's on a half diarreahea pill and this.rather than waste all the medicine, we mix in ice said she had a parasite. didn't say we couldn't mix with food so we did. she really seemed some better by evening of the first night. vet had also given her a hydrating treatment which helped immensely. i think the albon is working.l
Date published: 2014-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Albon ok, how does anyone else give this to a difficult cat???? I have tried mixing in wet food with results of Tom NOT eating. even the vet was unable to use a syringe to give Tom this orally, Tom is a very feisty cat who will not even put up with a "normal" vet exam.
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dogs really like the flavor. After putting it into a syringe, and giving them the dose, they lick the syringe. It is a very easy med to give.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% Effective Our 5 yr old cat Mystic was vomiting a lot, like 2 -3 times a day, she ended up vomiting no food but only a bile like smelly mess. After much on line reading about how "normal" cat vomiting is we finally took her to the vet. She was given this Albon 5% and the results were immediate! She stopped vomiting 100% on the very first day and has continued to be vomit free! I recommend anyone who has an animal that is vomiting to go to the vet and ask for this stuff!
Date published: 2012-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved our Baby Our dog was just brought into our home at 2 years of age and had stress induced coccidia...... She was in horrible shape and began giving her this medication.... we are now on day 3 and she is getting so much better so quick! Great medicine!
Date published: 2010-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Medicine i have a 4wk old kitten who weighs 1 lb and she had terrible diarrhea to the point of eating and it going right threw her we thought she was going to die. i highly recommend this product because in less than 3 days she has solid feces and has gained back those extra 3 oz that she lost due to the diarrhea.
Date published: 2009-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from DIAHAREA my 9 week old was prescribed this product and just after 3 days, she has diarrehea. She is only 2 lbs 6 ounces. I will call the vet first thing in the morning, maybe I should give her less
Date published: 2009-06-21
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does this require a prescription?

Asked by: goldenbear49
Yes, if this medication has been prescribed by your Pet's Veterinarian we would be more then happy to contact their office for authorization.
Answered by: Pharmacy Manager
Date published: 2016-03-12

Can Albon be given after it has taken Cestex pill?

Asked by: Couponmommae
There is no drug interaction between Albon and Cestex. Consult your veterinarian for the best way to administer these drugs for your pet's condition.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2016-03-03


should it be kept in frig we live in fl
Asked by: pinky
Albon suspension can be kept at room temperature which is normally around 74 degrees fahenheit or 23 degrees celsius. Thanks for your question.
Answered by: Marty, Pharm. D.
Date published: 2015-07-21

What are the contraindications to administering Albon?

Asked by: Tdw
Albon should be used with caution in pets with liver or kidney disease, bladder or kidney stones, dehydration or pets who are pregnant or lactating. Your veterinarin will determine if Albon is indicated and appropriate for your pet.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2015-04-01

My cat has been on Albon for 1 week. Why does he still have diarrhea?

Cat adopted 10-17-14. He had ear mites and intestinal parasite. First week he was wormed at vet and then went on Albon for 10 days. Seemed better, but then developed diarrhea again. Vet then administered Profender. Cat has been on Albon again, but the diarrhea persists. The recommended dose of Albon was 2 weeks, which I am continuing, but I am worried about the cat getting dehydrated. He is drinking and eating, but the stools are still very watery.
Asked by: sally
Please contact your veterinarian to schedule a follow up recheck for your pet.
Answered by: Stephanie Duesler, Pharm. D, MBA
Date published: 2015-01-14

Any risks for healthy kids or adults to get coccidiosis from a dog? I read is species specific. But have a 7 year old and I still worry.

My new puppy was diagnosed with coccidiosis. Started the medication today. .She has been with us for 6 days. I have a 7 year old. Any risk of her getting the infection? Thanks,
Asked by: AN
The most common coccidia found in dogs do not have any effect on humans. Although there is a risk of pets transmitting to humans with less common types, It does not warrant removing the pet from the household except in very rare instances.
Answered by: Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2014-05-14

What is the expiration date for this bottle if I ordered now?

Asked by: Kat
please call our customer care department and we will be happy to check the present stock
Answered by: Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2014-04-23

Is Albon safe to give to an older cat with renal problems?

Asked by: KC
only if a veterinarian has prescribed it and is monitoring the usage
Answered by: Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2014-03-26
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