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Pet Medication 101: Albon

Albon for dogs

It’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.

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1. Drug Name:

sulfadimethoxine

2. Common Name or Brand Name:

Albon

3. How Dispensed:

Prescription-only

4. 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.

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