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

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

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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.

  • Zoetis Manufacturer
  • Zoetis Brand
  • Behavior & Anxiety Management Pharmacy
  • Liquid Application
  • Oral Application
  • Cat Pet Type
  • Dog Pet Type

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.

Can Albon Liquid 5% be used in conjunction with other medications?
Answer

Yes, it can. While it is true that using sulfonamides like sulfadimethoxine in combination with other antibiotics can sometimes improve their effectiveness, this is not always the case. The use of combination therapy depends on the specific type of infection being treated and the susceptibility of the bacteria to the antibiotics being used. Sometimes, using multiple antibiotics together may increase the risk of adverse effects or lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Therefore, it is important to use combination therapy only under the guidance of a veterinarian or healthcare professional who can assess the individual animal's condition and determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Can Albon Liquid 5% be used to treat urinary tract infections in cats?
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Yes, Albon Liquid 5% can be used to treat urinary tract infections in cats caused by susceptible bacteria. However, some bacteria may be resistant to sulfonamides like sulfadimethoxine, so it is important to confirm that the bacteria causing the infection are susceptible to this antibiotic before starting treatment.

Can Albon Liquid 5% be used to treat skin infections in cats?
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Yes, Albon Liquid 5% can be used to treat certain types of skin infections in cats caused by susceptible bacteria. However, it is important to have a veterinarian diagnose the specific type of infection and determine if sulfadimethoxine (the active ingredient in Albon Liquid 5%) is the appropriate treatment option.

Can Albon Liquid 5% be used to treat ear infections in cats?
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No, Albon Liquid 5% is not typically used to treat ear infections in cats. While sulfadimethoxine (the active ingredient in Albon Liquid 5%) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that can be effective against many types of bacteria, it is not commonly used to treat infections in the ear canal.

How does Albon Liquid 5% interact with other medications?
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Albon Liquid 5%, which contains the active ingredient sulfadimethoxine, may interact with other medications in several ways. Albon may interact with other antibiotics, diuretics, anticonvulsants, and methotrexate. Using sulfonamides like sulfadimethoxine in combination with other antibiotics can sometimes improve their effectiveness. However, when used with diuretics, sulfonamides may increase the risk of dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Sulfonamides may also interfere with the effectiveness of certain anticonvulsants and may increase the risk of side effects when used with methotrexate.

Is Albon Liquid 5% effective in treating coccidiosis in cats?
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Yes, Albon Liquid 5% can be effective in treating coccidiosis in cats. Coccidiosis is a common parasitic infection caused by protozoa of the genus Coccidia. Sulfadimethoxine, the active ingredient in Albon Liquid 5%, is effective against many types of protozoal infections, including coccidiosis.

Can Albon Liquid 5% be used as a preventative measure against coccidiosis in cats?
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Albon Liquid 5% may be used as a preventative measure against coccidiosis in cats. For example, in environments where coccidiosis is known to be present, such as catteries or shelters, Albon Liquid 5% may be administered to cats as a preventive measure to reduce the risk of infection. Additionally, if a cat has previously had coccidiosis, your veterinarian may recommend giving Albon Liquid 5% as a prophylactic treatment to prevent reinfection.

Can Albon Liquid 5% be used in diabetic cats?
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Yes, Albon Liquid 5% can be used in diabetic cats, but it is important to monitor blood sugar levels closely while the cat is receiving treatment. Sulfadimethoxine, the active ingredient in Albon, may interact with insulin or other medications used to manage diabetes, potentially leading to changes in blood glucose levels. In addition, the sugar content of the medication should also be taken into consideration when administering it to diabetic cats. Albon Liquid 5% contains a small amount of sugar, which may need to be factored into your cat's overall diet and insulin regimen.

Can Albon Liquid 5% be used in cats with liver disease?
Answer

Yes, but it should be used with caution in cats with liver disease or impaired liver function. Sulfadimethoxine, the active ingredient in Albon, is primarily metabolized by the liver and can be toxic to the liver in some cats, particularly if they have pre-existing liver disease or dysfunction.

Can Albon Liquid 5% be used in cats with kidney problems?
Answer

Yes, but since sulfadimethoxine, the medication's active ingredient is primarily eliminated from the body through the kidneys and may harm the kidneys in some cats with pre-existing kidney disease or dysfunction, it should be used with caution in cats with kidney issues or impaired kidney function.

What is the shelf life of Albon Liquid 5%?
Answer

The shelf life of Albon Liquid 5% is typically two years from the date of manufacture when stored in a cool, dry place and kept tightly sealed.

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 Zoetis
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16 fl oz. 087219017937

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Albon for COccidia treatment

Albon is a great treatment for coccidia for puppies and dogs as well as used for upper respiratory infections. Treatment for coccidia is for ten days... the first dose 2.5CC per 5 lbs. with the remainder doses at 1.5cc per 5 lbs.Make sure that your puppy or dog drinks plenty of water as this medication can cause dehydration while using for parasite infection.*This is a prescription item

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