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Albon (sulfadimethoxine)

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Albon (sulfadimethoxine)

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Strength
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250mg
Oral Suspension 5% for Dogs & Cats

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    Description

    Albon (sulfadimethoxine) is used by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian to treat a variety of bacterial infections in dogs and cats and bacterial enteritis due to coccidiosis in dogs.

    Directions

    Albon is available in 125 mg, 250 mg, and 500 mg oral tablets and a 5% oral suspension. 

    Follow the instructions that come with your pet's Albon prescription. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any questions you may have about the prescription.

    Dosing with tablets

    First dose: 25 mg per pound of your pet's body weight, then 12.5 mg per pound of your pet's body weight every 24 hours

    Tablet strength

    Approximate weight of pet

    First dose (25 mg per pound)

    Subsequent doses every 24 hours (12.5 mg per pound)

    125 mg

    5 pounds

    1 tablet

    ½ tablet

    250 mg

    10 pounds

    1 tablet

    ½ tablet

    500 mg

    20 pounds

    1 tablet

    ½ tablet

    Dosing with oral suspension

    First dose: 25 mg per pound of your pet's body weight, then 12.5 mg per pound of your pet's body weight every 24 hours

    Weight of pet

    First dose (25 mg per pound)

    Subsequent doses every 24 hours (12.5 mg per pound)

    5 pounds

    ½ teaspoon (2 ½ mL)

    ¼ teaspoon (1 ¼ mL)

    10 pounds

    1 teaspoon (5 mL)

    ½ teaspoon (2 ½ mL)

    20 pounds

    2 teaspoons (10 mL)

    1 teaspoon (5 mL)

    40 pounds

    4 teaspoons (20 mL)

    2 teaspoons (10 mL)

    80 pounds

    8 teaspoons (40 mL)

    4 teaspoons (20 mL)

    Depending on your pet's response to the medication, the duration of treatment may vary. Generally, 3 to 5 days of treatment is appropriate. Continue to treat your pet until they do not have symptoms for 48 hours.

    Ingredients

    Sulfadimethoxine is the active ingredient in Albon.

    Cautions

    • Do not use Albon on humans.
    • While treating your pet with Albon, make sure that your pet drinks an adequate amount of water.

    Side Effects

    Albon may cause diarrhea in your pet. If your pet develops concerning or persistent side effects, contact your veterinarian right away.

    You can buy Albon for your pet online at a competitive cost with a valid prescription from your veterinarian at Canada Pharmacy.

    References:

    1. Albon (sulfadimethoxine) Tablets. Kalamazoo, MI: Zoetis Inc.; 2019.
    2. Albon (sulfadimethoxine) Oral Suspension 5%. Kalamazoo, MI: Zoetis Inc.; 2019.


    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 9634

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