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What is Albon (Tablets)?

Albon (sulfadimethoxine) 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.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:
  • Available in 250mg scored tablets
  • Fights a wide variety of bacterial infections
  • Also used to treat coccidial infections
  • Attacks bacterial cells, not your pet's host cells
How it Works:

Albon 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.

Brand Name:

Albon (Pfizer Animal Health)

Generic Name:

Sulfadimethoxine

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 if your pet 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 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. Signs of an allergic reaction 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
Directions:
  • Albon tablets are a prescription medication used in dogs and cats for the treatment of susceptible bacterial infections.
  • Albon tablets are also used in the treatment of bacterial enteritis caused by coccidial infection.
  • Do not give Albon to animals allergic to it or other sulfa (sulfonamide) drugs.
Tip:

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

Dosage:
Dogs and Cats
Weight
Dosage
All weights
Give an initial dose of 25 mg per pound of pets body weight then subsequent daily doses of 12.5 mg per pound of pets body weight*
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

Store Albon at room temperature in a tight, light resistant container.

* The length of treatment depends on the clinical response. In most cases treatment for 3-5 days is adequate. Treatment should be continued until the pet is asymptomatic for 48 hours.

Ingredients
Albon Tablet:
Active Ingredients (per tablet)
Amount
Sulfadimethoxine
250 mg
Customer Reviews
Q&A

My cat is 8.5 lbs. How many tablets of 250 mg Albon should she have initially and following?

Asked by: Lui Kun
The usual dose is 212mg the first day followed by 106mg daily thereafter for a preterdermined length of time by your veterinarian.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-12-10

Is is safe to give Albon Tablets s or any deworming pills to my dog that having having her menstruation?

Asked by: Hazel
Consult with your veterinarian. The safety of Albon tablets during menstruation has not be determined. Your vet knows your pet's medical history and can advise you on the best course of treatment.
Answered by: Janine Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Our dog is taking Albon. If we miss a dose, should we double up on the next dose?

Asked by: maryr
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.
Answered by: Stephanie Duesler, Pharm. D, MBA
Date published: 2013-08-09

How long does it take Albon to start working on kittens?

I've had my 9 week old kittens on Albon 3 days with no signs of improvement yet. They are not drinking water or eating. When will it start working?
Asked by: Mel
Mel, typically antibiotic/antibacterial medications should show signs of beginning to work by day 3 of treatment. Without knowing what condition is being treated or how severe the condition is, I would suggest you let your veterinarian know of your concern.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2010-11-16

Will albon treat ear infections?

Asked by: Anonymous
Albon is a sulfa drug used to treat bacterial infections. However, there are other antibiotic preparations that can be used to treat ear infections. These include Baytril Otic, Tresaderm, Otomax, or Mometamax as examples. Your veterinarian needs to determine what is causing the ear infection. Then he/she will determine the best antibiotic preparation to use.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2010-08-10

Is Albon available in a 5/500 mg dose?

Is Albon available in a 5/500 mg dose?
Asked by: JJ2007
Albon is a single ingredient sulfa medication. I am not familiar with it being available in a dose of 5/500 mg.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2011-01-20

Will albon work for Kennel cough?

Asked by: guzzunder
If kennel cough is due to a bacteria susceptible to Albon, then yes it could be. However, there are other antibiotics used more often to treat bacterial kennel cough.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2010-05-21

does this cause more frequent bowel movements

Asked by: spack
Yes it can.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2010-04-20
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