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Description

Albon Suspension is effective for treating a wide range of bacterial infections commonly seen in dogs and cats. Albon is indicated for the treatment of respiratory, genitourinary tract, and soft-tissue infections. It is also indicated for treating dogs with bacterial enteritis associated with Coccidiosis. A single, daily dose gives rapid and sustained therapeutic blood levels for 24 hours. Daily dosing increases likelihood of compliance, potentially improving outcomes.

Key Benefits:

  • Albon 5% Oral Suspension is effective for treating a wide range of bacterial infections in dogs and cats
  • Effective against Coccidiosis, Bronchitis, Pustular Dermatitis, Anal Glad Infections and more
  • Low-dosage, rapidly absorbed and long-acting
  • Comes in easy-dosing tablets or custard-flavored oral suspension
  • Orders for the 1oz size or multiple quantities of the 1oz size will be received all together in one plastic bottle.

How it works

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

Indications & Usage:

Albon is indicated for the treatment of respiratory, genitourinary tract, enteric, and soft tissue infections in dogs and cats:

  • tonsillitis
  • pharyngitis
  • bronchitis
  • pneumonia
  • cystitis
  • nephritis
  • metritis
  • pyometra
  • pustular dermatitis
  • anal gland infections
  • abscesses
  • wound infections
  • bacterial enteritis
  • canine salmonellosis
  • bacterial enteritis associated with coccidiosis in dogs when caused by streptococci, staphylococci, escherichia, salmonella, klebsiella, proteus or shigella organisms sensitive to sulfadimethoxine.

Directions

View Albon Suspension Drug Facts Sheet.

Initial Dose: 25 mg/lb (55 mg/kg) of animal body weight.

Subsequent Daily Doses: 12.5 mg/lb (27.5g mg/kg of animal body weight.

Dogs and cats should received 1 teaspoonful of Albon Oral Suspension 5% per 10 lb of body weight (25 mg/lb or 55 mg/kg) as an initial dose, followed by 1/2 teaspoonful per 10 lb of body weight (12.5 mg/lb or 27.5 mg/kg) every 24 hours there after. Representative weights and doses are indicated in the following table:

Animal Weight Initial Dose 25 mg/lb (55 mg/kg) Subsequent Daily Doses 12.5 mg/lb (27.5 mg/kg)
5 lb (2.2 kg) ½ tsp (2 ½ mL) ¼ tsp (1 ¼ mL)
10 lb (4.5 kg) 1 tsp (5 mL) ½ tsp (2 ½ mL)
20 lb (9.1 kg) 2 tsp (10 mL 1 tsp (5 mL)
40 lb (18.2 kg) 4 tsp (20 mL) 2 tsp (10 mL)
80 lb (36.4 kg) 8 tsp (40 mL) 4 tsp (20 mL
Treatment may be initiated with Albon Injection 40% to obtain effective blood levels almost immediately or to facilitate treatment of the fractious animal.

Length of treatment depends on the clinical response. In most cases treatment for 3-5 days is adequate. Treatment should be continued until the animal is a symptomatic for 48 hours.

Caution:

Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Warning:

Not for human use.

Precaution:

During treatment period, make certain that animals maintain adequate water intake. If animals show no improvement within 2 or 3 days, reevaluate your diagnosis.

Toxicity & Safety:

Data regarding acute and chronic toxicities of sulfadimethoxine indicate the drug is very safe. The LD50 in mice is greater than 2 g/kg of body weight when administered intraperitoneally and greater than 16 g/kg when administered orally. In dogs receiving massive single oral doses of 3.3 g/kg of body weight, diarrhea was the only adverse effect observed. Dogs given 160 mg/kg of body weight orally daily for 13 weeks showed no signs of toxicity.

Storage:

Store at controlled room temperature 15° - 30°C (59°-86°F).

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.

FAQ

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.
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.
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 Suspension 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 Suspension at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant container. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
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.
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include side effects listed below and may also include behavioral changes.
Antacids may decrease the effectiveness of sulfa drugs such as Albon. Give antacids 2-3 hours before or after giving a dose 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.
Before giving Albon Suspension, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given methotrexate, warfarin, phenylbutazone, thiazide diuretics, aspirin, probenecid or phenytoin.

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