Pet Medication 101: AlbonIt’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what Albon (sulfadimethoxine) is used for, how it works, and potential side effects in cats and dogs. Always consult a veterinarian before giving your pet any medication. Are you concerned about your pet?Book a video consultation with an experienced veterinarian within minutes.Professional vet advice onlineLow-cost video vet consultationsOpen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Book Video Consultation 1. Drug Name:sulfadimethoxine2. Common Name or Brand Name:Albon3. How Dispensed:Prescription-only4. Forms:Injection (400 mg/ml), tablets (125 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg), oral suspension (50 mg/ml)5. Drug Type/Class:Antimicrobial (sulfonamide)6. Uses in Cats and Dogs:Commonly used to treat coccidia in dogs. Also used for the treatment of respiratory, soft-tissue, and urinary tract infections in dogs and cats.7. How it Works:Blocks the bacterial cell’s ability to produce folic acid, which is crucial for the organism’s development.8. Side Effects and/or Signs of Overdose:Side effects of Albon include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, KCS (dry eye), and bone marrow suppression.9. Drug Interactions:Use caution when your pet is also taking antacid medications.10. Cautionary Statements:Do not use if your pet is allergic to Albon, is pregnant or lactating, or has severe liver or kidney dysfunction.Read more:Pet Medication 101: IvermectinPet Medication 101: Milbemycin OximePet Medication 101: Pyrantel PamoateNeed to speak with a veterinarian regarding your pet’s medication or another condition?Click here to schedule a video consult to speak to one of our vets. You can also download the FirstVet app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Stores.