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Description

Albon (sulfadimethoxine) Tablets are 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 Tablets are 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

Effective against Tonsillitis, Pharyngitis, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Cystitis, Nephritis, Metritis, Pyometra, Pustular Dermatitis, Anal Gland Infections, abscesses, wound infections, Bacterial Enteritis, canine Salmonellosis and other bacterial enteritis associated with Coccidiosis in dogs when caused by streptococci, staphylococci, escherichia, salmonella, klebsiella, proteus and shigella organisms sensitive to Sulfadimethoxine.

How it works

Albon 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 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.

For ease of administration in animals of varying weights, 3 tablets sizes are provided. The following table indicates how dosage may be adjusted depending on tablet size and body weight. Subsequent doses should be given at 24-hour intervals.

Tablet Size Approximate Animal Weight Initial Dose 25 mg/lb (55 mg/kg) Subsequent Daily Doses 12.5 mg/lb (27.5 mg/kg)
125 mg 5 lb (2.2 kg) 1 tablet ½ tablet
250 mg 10 lb (4.5 kg) 1 tablet ½ tablet
500 mg 20 lb (9.1 kg) 1 tablet ½ tablet
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 Tablets is a sulfonamide antibacterial medication that fights a wide variety of bacterial infections. Albon Tablets are available by veterinary prescription only.
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 Tablets.
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 Tablets. Give Albon Tablets 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 Tablets at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant container. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
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.
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.
If you suspect that your pet has received an overdose of Albon Tablets, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.
Antacids may decrease the effectiveness of sulfa drugs such as Albon Tablets. Give antacids 2-3 hours before or after giving a dose of Albon.
Before giving Albon Tablets, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given methotrexate, warfarin, phenylbutazone, thiazide diuretics, aspirin, probenecid, or phenytoin.

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