Albon 5% (Sulfadimethoxine)
Prescription strength Albon without the prescription or expense. Albon is commonly used for treating coccidia and pinworms in reptiles, as well as many other animals such as dogs, cats, and birds. Each bottle comes with a 1 cc dosing syringe, dosing instructions, and has a shelf life of 6 months or longer.
How many doses are in this bottle? One 30 cc (1 oz) bottle will treat an adult bearded dragon weighing 400 grams at 75 doses at the average dose.
How is it that I am able to offer Albon without a prescription? We have a lot of rescues that require Albon, so we contacted a local compounder to see about making a 5% Albon solution since you can buy the active ingredient in sulfadimethoxine over the counter at many feed stores or online without a prescription. But it's not designed to be used orally since it's a much higher concentration and is not flavored (it's extremely bitter). Our Albon contains the same active ingredient as prescription Albon at the same concentration. The only difference is the flavoring/mixing agent that we use to make it more palatable.
What else do I need to know? Keep the reptile well hydrated. After treating a reptile with Albon, you should replenish the good bacteria in the intestine with Acidophiliz+. Most antibiotics and parasite medications wipe out both the good and bad bacteria. Your reptile will be at a higher risk of getting Yellow Fungus Disease if the good bacteria is not replenished. Also, treating with Acidophiliz+ after any type of medication will help increase appetite and energy levels.
You will need to refrigerate Albon once you receive it. It will expire in about 9 months after you receive it.