Albon (sulfadimethoxine) Antibiotic for Dogs and Cats
Albon, sulfadimethoxine, is a prescription antibiotic medication for dogs and cats. Sulfadimethoxine is a sulfonamide-type antibiotic that kills certain types of bacteria. It may be prescribed by a veterinarian to treat bacterial enteritis, coccidiosis, or infections of the respiratory or urinary tracts, and soft tissue. It may also be used to treat anal gland infections, abscesses, canine salmonella, and wound infections. Albon is available in 125mg, 250mg, and 50mmg tablets or in a flavored oral suspension in 2oz and 16 oz bottles. Consult with your veterinarian before using this medication.
What you should know about Albon (sulfadimethoxine):
- Read and follow the prescription label carefully for storage information, possible side effects, and drug interactions.
- Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed.
- Do not skip doses or stop giving the medication without consulting your veterinarian.
Resistance is a major concern when giving antibiotics. Resistance occurs when bacteria survive and mutate and are then able to survive even after antibiotics are given. To help avoid any resistance, it is important to give antibiotics as they are prescribed for as long as they are prescribed even if your pet is looking and feeling better.