Do you need a prescription for Albon?

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Do you need a prescription for Albon?

Albon is a prescription antibiotic drug. It is used for the treatment of certain bacterial infections as well as treatment of coccidiosis, a protozoal infection of the intestinal tract.

Can you buy Albon over the counter?

Over-the-counter products for treating Coccidiosis include Albon, its generic equivalent Sulfadimethoxine 12.5% (Sulmet® 12.5% Solution, 40% Albon) and its generic equivalent.

Can you give cats Albon?

ALBON (sulfadimethoxine) is effective for treating a wide range of bacterial infections commonly encountered in dogs and cats. It is indicated for use in dogs and cats with respiratory, genitourinary tract and soft-tissue infections.

What is the generic name for Albon?

Sulfadimethoxine (brand name: Albon®) is a sulfonamide antimicrobial usually used to treat coccidiosis but can also be used to treat other types of infections in dogs and cats.

Can injectable Albon be given orally?

Usually the injectable formulation may be used to obtain effective blood levels almost immediately or to facilitate treatment of the fractious animal, and the oral formulations utilized for maintenance therapy. However, the injectable formulation may be used for the entire course of Albon therapy when indicated.

How long do you give Albon for coccidia?

While Albon (sulfadimethoxine) is the only FDA approved drug, the recommended dosing schedule is to administer it for 5-21 days, which can be costly both monetarily and in staff time.

How many times a day do you give Albon?

Each dose should be given once every 24 hours so on day 1 you would give 25 mg/lb, then on day 2, 3, 4, 5 (etc.) you would give 12.5 mg per pound….Tablets.

Weight of dog (lbs) First dose Subsequent doses
30 3 x 250 mg tablets 1 + ½ x 250 mg tablets
40 2 x 500 mg tablets 1 x 500 mg tablet

How long does Albon last?

Length of treatment depends on the clinical response. In most cases treatment for 3-5 days is adequate. Treatment should be continued until the animal is asymptomatic for 48 hours. TOXICITY AND SAFETY: Data regarding acute and chronic toxicities of sulfadimethoxine indicate the drug is very safe.

What is the best antibiotic for cats?

Amoxicillin: If your cats catch any infectious disease, Amoxicillin is the most suitable and effective choice. Doxycycline: This is a kind of antibiotics, which has the same function as Amoxicillin. Cephalexin : Skin infection is common in cats. If your cat has it, then Cephalexin is a suitable choice.

Can I give my Cat Albon for respiratory infection?

ALBON (sulfadimethoxine) is effective for treating a wide range of bacterial infections commonly encountered in dogs and cats. It is indicated for use in dogs and cats with respiratory, genitourinary tract and soft-tissue infections. It is also indicated for treating dogs with bacterial enteritis associated with coccidiosis.

Is Orbax antibiotic for cats?

Orbax is an FDA-approved prescription antibiotic used to treat infections in dogs and cats. This medication has proven effective against skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections, and other microbiological bacterial pathogens.

What is clavamox for cats?

What is Clavamox and how does it work in cats. Clavamox is an antibiotic, with amoxicillin and clavulanic acid as its main components, often used for treating bacterial infections in cats as well as dogs [1,2,4].

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