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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
AHFS/ FDA Professional Drug Information
CAS Number 122-11-2 YesY
ATC code J01ED02 (WHO) QJ01EQ09 (WHO) QP51AG02 (WHO)
PubChem CID 5323
DrugBank DB06150 YesY
ChemSpider 5132 YesY
KEGG D01142 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:32161 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C12H14N4O4S
Molar mass 310.33 g/mol

Sulfadimethoxine (trade name Di-Methox, Albon) is a sulfonamide, it is not antibiotic, like it is sometimes mistakenly presented, it is an antibacterial fully synthesized medication. Albon is produced by Pfizer Animal Health and is available as an oral suspension, tablet or bolus. It is used to treat many infections including treatment of respiratory, urinary tract, enteric, and soft tissue infections.[5] It is most frequently used in veterinary medicine. Sulfadimethoxine inhibits bacterial synthesis of folic acid (pteroylglutamic acid) from para-aminobenzoic acid. It is also commonly used for the treatment of coccidiosis in many species.[1]

Sulfadimethoxine is approved in Russia for use in humans, including children, and has been successfully used there for more than 35 years.[2] It is widely available in Russia as an over-the-counter drug manufactured by a number of Russian pharmaceutical companies.

Side Effects[edit]

Some side effects include:

  • Redness of the eye[3]
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Other symptoms related to the eye
  • Bleeding
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Increased thirst is common[4]
  • Incessant itch

Animals should be kept well hydrated to prevent the formation of sulfa crystals in the animal's urine.[6]


It can be used for:[5]

  • metritis
  • tonsillitis
  • pharyngitis
  • pneumonia
  • pyometra
  • anal gland infections
  • dermatitis
  • wounds and abscesses
  • enteritis
  • salmonellosis
  • enteritis associated with coccidiosis in dogs


It has been shown to be effective against streptococci, klebsiella, proteus, shigella, staphylococci, escherichia, and salmonella.


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