Albon(®) (sulfadimethoxine) is a professionally prescribed medicine which can be given to puppies for the treatment of bacterial contamination. It can likewise be utilized off-name to treat coccidiosis, an infection brought about by the Coccidia parasite which most generally influences the digestion systems. The medication can execute vulnerable types of microorganisms by disturbing the generation of folic corrosive (otherwise called vitamin B9) which prevents the making of proteins fundamental for their life.
Note: Albon is a professionally prescribed medication which must be used by or under the direction of an authorized vet.
Albon is available in both pill and fluid structure. Pills come in qualities of 125, 250 and 500 mg scored for a simple part, and the fluid comes as a 5% concentrated arrangement with 250 mg of dynamic fixing per 5 mL. The producer prescribes giving the main measurement at 25 mg/lb and after that 12.5 mg/lb on all consequent days. Every dosage ought to be given once like clockwork so on day 1 you would give 25 mg/lb, then on day 2, 3, 4, 5 (and so forth.) you would give 12.5 mg for each pound.
Underneath you will locate the right measurement for treating helpless contamination.
Note: Generic liquid forms of sulfadimethoxine may use a different concentration. Always check the details on the bottle. The following dosage is based on the 5% solution (250 mg of sulfadimethoxine per 5 mL). For reference, a standard teaspoon in the United States is 5 mL.
Treatment duration: The treatment time may vary depending on the condition being treated. When using sulfadimethoxine off-label for coccidiosis 9 – 14 days is usually enough.
Example: A dog weighing 20 pounds could be given 500 mg on day one and then 250 mg per day for the remaining duration of treatment.
Is It Safe?
The solution is generally sheltered when given in ordinary sums and for typical time allotments. Pooches might be unsatisfactory for treatment on the off chance that they:
- Are excessively touchy to sulfonamides, sulfonylureas or thiazides
- Have poor liver or kidney capacity
- Have urinary hindrance
- Are pregnant/nursing
Use in pregnant or nursing animals is not prescribed unless the advantages exceed the dangers.
Rules For Use
We prescribe these rules when utilizing Albon (or bland sulfadimethoxine) to treat a dog:
- Never provide for your dog without a solution from a vet
- Complete the full course of medication recommended by your vet
- Attempt to keep away from SC or IM infusions which can bring about skin irritation
- Stay away from use in pregnant/nursing creatures at whatever point conceivable
It can bring about a few indications of hypersensitive response. Screen for unfriendly impacts and report anything worried to your vet for guidance on the most proficient method to continue.
Albon is utilized to treat the accompanying conditions:
- Enteric, respiratory and delicate tissue diseases
- Diseases of the private parts or urinary organs
- The treatment of coccidiosis is viewed as an additional mark.
Here are some of the adverse effects your pet could experience during treatment:
- Allergic reactions
- Bone marrow depression
- Focal retinitis
- Joint pain
- Dry eyes
If sulfadimethoxine is infused too quickly muscle weakness, loss of engine control, loss of vision and breakdown are possible.