Selegiline is an oral prescription medication used to treat cognitive dysfunction and senility in older dogs. It can also be used to treat Cushing's disease when it is caused by a pituitary tumor. It’s a generic alternative to Anipryl, and it’s the only FDA-approved drug for canine senility. It comes in a capsule form, so you can easily hide it in a pill pocket and give it as a tasty treat or disguise it in your pal’s favorite wet food. Customers may receive this drug under the names l-deprenyl, Anipryl, Eldepryl.
Selegiline is indicated for the control of clinical signs associated with canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) and control of clinical signs associated with uncomplicated canine pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH).
Possible Side Effects
Most dogs experience little-to-no side effects when Selegiline is given as prescribed. Possible side effects include inappetence, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, restlessness, and shaking.
Drug & Food Interactions
Some interactions may occur with other SSRI medications such as amitriptyline and Prozac (fluoxetine). Selegiline may also interact with meperidine, some narcotics, phenylpropanolamine, and amitraz. Always tell your veterinarian about all other medications and supplements your pet is taking prior to starting Selegiline to make sure that it can be given safely.
Do not use Selegiline in pets who are allergic to it. If your pet has Cushings disease, he/she should not take this medication unless your veterinarian has identified a pituitary tumor as the underlying cause. Selegiline should not be used to treat aggression. No safety studies have been conducted in pregnant or lactating females.
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