Veterinarians prescribe Albon to help resolve coccidiosis which is a protozoal infection of the intestinal tract and susceptible bacterial infections.
What is Albon?This is an oral antibiotic that is used to treat coccidian and other bacterial infections when used as directed by your veterinarian.
What are the benefits of Albon?
- Liquid formulation is palatable and readily accepted.
- Generally safe and can be given to cats and dogs.
- Highly effective in treating coccidiosis plus other susceptible bacterial infections.
dogs and cats but has been used off-label in other species. How is this medication given?
Give all medication orally exactly as directed by your veterinarian. You can give Albon with food if necessary.
The entire course of medication should be completed even if your pet’s symptoms resolve sooner or infection could recur or worsen.
Water should be available at all times while your pet is taking Albon in order to prevent the formation of urine crystals. Always contact your veterinarian if you have questions about how to use Albon. How does this medication work?
Albon works by halting the production of folic acid production in coccidia and certain bacteria so the organism is not able to produce proteins necessary for growth and survival which results in death of the targeted organism.What results can I expect?
Albon will kill coccidia and other bacteria in the intestinal tract and in other organs if necessary. The entire course of treatment should be completed or infection can return or get worse. Your pet should feel better by the end of treatment. If your pet is still having problems, always contact your veterinarian for further instructions. What form(s) does Albon come in?
This is a liquid with flavoring. Tablets are also available. Generic Name:
Sulfadimethoxine(Common Drug Name)Common Brand Name:
Albon Dose and Administration:
Administer Albon as directed by your veterinarian. If a dose is missed, you can give it as soon as you remember but never double dose. The entire course of Albon needs to be completed. Always contact your veterinarian if you have any questions regarding the use of Albon in your pet. Uses:
Albon is prescribed to treat coccidiosis (a protozoal infection) and certain bacterial infections. Possible Side Effects:
This medication can cause crystals in your pet’s urine but sickness can be prevented by keeping your pet well-hydrated. If animals take Albon chronically, it can cause dry eye or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). Always stop using Albon and consult with your veterinarian If your pet’s eyes appear red, inflamed, or infected.
Other rare side effects include anemia, lethargy, fever, kidney damage, and skin rash. Call your veterinarian right away if your pet seems sick while taking Albon. Drug and Food Interactions:
Drug interactions may occur with antacids and some other medications so always discuss all medications and supplements your pet is taking with your veterinarian before giving Albon. Precautions:
Pets with an allergy to Albon or other sulfa medications cannot take this medication. Pets suffering from dehydration are not good candidates for this medication. Use Albon cautiously and only when your pet is closely supervised by your veterinarian if there is a history of bladder/kidney stones, liver disease, kidney disease, or pregnancy/nursing. Storage:
Albon should be stored at room temperature away from light and away from children and pets. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Albon.