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Albon 5% Susp

Albon 5% Susp by Pfizer/Zoetis

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ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION (Sulfadimethoxine) is a white, odorless rapidly absorbed suspension, recommended for bacterial infections caused by streptococci, klebsiella, proteus, shigella, staphylococci, escherichia, and salmonella. commonly encountered in dogs and cats. ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION is also recommended to treat coccidiosis in dogs.

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Dogs and Cats


ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION is a low-dosage, rapidly absorbed, long-acting antibiotic. ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION comes with a tasty custard flavor easy to administrate to your dog or cat. ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION is effective for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections.


ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION competitively stops the bacteria infestation and increase levels of concentrations of leukocytes in the diseased tissues.


Please consult your veterinarian or pharmacist before your dog or cat takes any other Prescription, Over-the-counter, vitamins or Herbal Medications.


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ALBON is a low-dosage, rapidly absorbed, long-acting sulfonamide recommended for most commonly bacterial infections in dogs and cats. ALBON is a prescription medication.

What I need to know about ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION:

Albon is available in two presentations, suspension and tablets. The suspension is a custard flavored compound available in 250mg per teaspoon, and comes in a 16oz bottle. the tablets are available in 125mg, 250mg and 500mg. ALBON is a safe antibiotic. During treatment, make sure that your dog or cat maintain sufficient water intake. ALBON is not effective in viral infections,

What I need to tell and ask my veterinarian if ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION is prescribe to my dog or cat:

Before your veterinarian prescribe ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION to your dog or cat, comment about any allergies your dog or cat may have to sulfadimethoxine or any sulfonamide.

Indications for this drug:

Follow strictly the indications as your veterinarian gives on your ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION prescription. ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION is indicated for the treatment of respiratory, genital, urinary tract, enteric, and most of soft tissue bacterial infections in dogs and cats. The recommended dosage of ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION is 25mg/lb (55 mg/kg) based on your dog or cat body weight.

What I should do if 1 dose is skipped:

Continue with the following dose, do not give two doses at once.

What I should do if my pet suffer an overdose:

Call or Visit your nearest veterinary emergency center immediately.

During the treatment:

Call your veterinarian about any other medication you may want to give to your dog or cat. Store ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION at room temperature, between 59°-86° F (15°-30° C).


If during the treatment you have additional questions or concerns about your dog or cat and ALBON ORAL SUSPENSION please contact your veterinarian or pharmacist and they will assist you with the accurate answer.


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

Sulfadimethoxine is approved for use in veterinary medicine to treat susceptible bacterial infections in multiple species. It is an accepted practice to use sulfadimethoxine in many species of animals with coccidial infections.

Dose and Administration
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
Administration regimens depend on the species, and duration of therapy depends on response to treatment and reason for use.
Give by mouth. It may be given with food.
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once. 
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.

Possible Side Effects
It is common to find sulfa crystals in the animal's urine during a urinalysis (a test on the urine), which is not a problem in animals that remain well hydrated.
Less commonly keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, dry eye) has been observed in dogs with long-term use of sulfadimethoxine. Stop giving the medication and consult your veterinarian if your pet experiences discharge from the eye, redness of the eye, squinting, or other signs related to the eye.
Other less common side effects include anemia resulting in pale gums and tiredness; low platelets resulting in bleeding tendencies; fever; loss of appetite, vomiting or diarrhea; joint inflammation (arthritis) resulting in lameness; kidney damage resulting in increased thirst and urination; and skin rashes with possible sensitivity to sunlight. Stop giving the medication and consult your veterinarian if your pet experiences any of the above signs.
If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Not for use in animals who are hypersensitive (allergic) to it or other sulfa drugs.
Not for use in pregnant or lactating animals (female animals nursing their young).
Not for use in animals with dehydration; bladder or kidney stones; or liver or kidney disease.
In long-term therapy, your veterinarian may request periodic exams to monitor tear production.
The pet should be encouraged to drink water to prevent crystals from forming in the urine.
Consult with your veterinarian regarding the physical examinations and laboratory testing necessary prior to and during treatment with sulfadimethoxine.

Drug, Food, and Test Interactions
Consult your veterinarian before using sulfadimethoxine with other medications, including vitamins and supplements, methotrexate, warfarin, phenylbutazone, thiazide diuretics, salicylates (aspirin), probenecid, phenytoin, and antacids since interactions may occur.
No known food interactions.

Signs of Toxicity/Overdose
This is considered to be a very safe medication in this form, and toxicity rarely occurs. Signs of toxicity or overdose are similar to the side effects listed above, and may also include behavior changes. If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, or if you observe any of these signs in your pet, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets

This information may not cover all possible uses, directions, side effects, precautions, allergic reactions, drug interactions, or withdrawal times. Always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.


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