Albon Liquid 5%
Albon Liquid 5%
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Sulfonamide Antibacterial
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Albon Liquid 5%

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At a Glance
Helps heal your pet from infections
Sulfonamide Antibacterial
Keep your pet healthy this season

Albon is a sulfonamide antibacterial used in the treatment of infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Albon Liquid is used to treat respiratory, genitourinary tract, enteric, anal gland, and soft tissue infections in dogs and cats. The medication fights infectious organisms like streptococci, escherichia, klebsiella, proteus, shigella, staphylococci, and salmonella.

Albon is indicated for the treatment of respiratory, genitourinary tract, enteric, and soft tissue infections in dogs and cats such as tonsillitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc. In rare instances, the medicine exhibits side effects like vomiting, facial swelling, diarrhea, dry eye, upset stomach, loss of appetite, excessive thirst, and excessive urination.

Can You Buy Albon Over the Counter?
Answer

No, you cannot buy the Albon oral suspension over the counter. It is a prescription medication. Unless vets authorize it, you cannot purchase this drug. Prescriptions are required for drugs that treat severe conditions or have multiple side effects on dogs and cats like diarrhea or vomiting. Treating them without a proper prescription or dosage instructions from the vet can lead to serious consequences. Thus, such manufacturers make it mandatory for you to get a prescription before you can buy the drug.

How Much Albon Can I Give My Cat?
Answer

You should give your cat the Albon oral suspension as per your vet's instructions. 12.5 mg/lb is the daily recommended dosage. This is according to the cat's body weight. An initial dosage of one teaspoon per 10 lb body weight should be administered. Follow this up with the 12.5 mg/lb dosage every day subsequently. The treatment can go for up to three or five days. This, however, is not a fixed timeline and can be altered. It will ultimately come down to the effectiveness of the solution, and the dosage your cat is on. A lot of it depends on how your vet instructs you to use the Albon medication.

Does Albon Suspension Need to Be Refrigerated?
Answer

No, the Albon suspension does not need to be refrigerated. Unlike many other oral suspensions or medications, you can keep this medication at room temperature. It does not require low temperatures to remain fresh and free from spoilage. However, Albon is light-sensitive. That means there is a chance of it going bad or losing effectiveness if it is kept in contact with sunlight. Therefore, it is best to store the suspension in a light-resistant container, and away from the sunlight. Besides, you should also take necessary precautions to keep the drug away from pets and children. Before using, simply take the bottle out of the cool storage where light cannot reach it, administer it, and then put it back in again.

How Long Does Albon Last?
Answer

Albon treatment can last up to eight days. Normally, a three to five-day period is often considered standard. This varies as per the dosage and instruction of the vet. The medication itself takes effect fast. It can start its work in just a couple of hours or even less. However, a delayed response is also possible in which case you might need to wait for a few days to see any visible effect.

How Long Does Albon Take To Treat Coccidia?
Answer

Albon can treat Coccidia in five to ten days. In case of delayed response of the medication, it might need up to 21 days to see visible signs of improvement. However, the drug itself should start to work in just a couple of hours after you first administer it. You do have to finish the dose as instructed by the vet for proper treatment.

Can You Give Too Much Albon?
Answer

Yes, it is possible to overdose on Albon. Hence, it should be administered in accordance with the pet's body weight and the vet's instructions.

Is Albon Good for Upper Respiratory Infection?
Answer

Yes, Albon is good for upper respiratory infection. Usually, vets advise an eight-day course for this medication. During this time, you should consult with a vet if you notice any sort of side effects like diarrhea or vomiting. Apart from respiratory infections, Albon also works on other bacterial infections. These mostly included soft tissue infections. Albon shows effectiveness against organisms like escherichia, klebsiella, streptococci, staphylococci, proteus, shigella, and salmonella. It also fights against health problems like pneumonia, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and bronchitis.

Sulfadimethoxine

Side effects when using Albon may include KCS (dry eyes), fever, joint inflammation, diarrhea, kidney damage, and allergic reaction characterized by facial swelling and hives.

Make sure that the pet drinks adequate water during the treatment period. Lack of water intake could result in adverse side effects. If the pet shows no improvement within 2 -3 days, it is advised to go over the diagnosis. Do not administer more medicine than directed; also make sure not to miss any doses. The medicine should be stored at controlled room temperature (15ยฐโ€“30ยฐC). Ensure that the treatment is continued even after the disappearance of the clinical signs. It is a must that therapeutically effective sulfonamide levels be maintained in the body during the treatment period. Albon Liquid is not efficient for the treatment of viral or rickettsial infections.ย 

The recommended daily dosage is 12.5 mg/lb (27.5 mg/kg) of animal body weight. The initial dosage for dogs and cats should be 1 teaspoonful per 10 lb of body weight (25 mg/lb or 55 mg/kg). Administer 0.5 of the medication per 10 lb of body weight (12.5 mg/lb or 27.5 mg/kg) every 24 hours subsequently. A treatment of 3-5 days is adequate; however, the duration is based on the clinical response.ย 

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Albon Liquid 5% is manufactured by Pfizer
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16 fl oz. 087219017937

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