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Selegiline HCl (Generic) Capsules for Dogs, 5-mg, 60 capsules

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Description

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.

Uses

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. 

Precautions

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.

NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the names l-deprenyl, Anipryl, Eldepryl.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146880
  • Dosage Measure
    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    l-deprenyl, Anipryl, Eldepryl
  • For Use With
    Dogs
  • Generic Name
    Selegiline Hydrochloride
  • Product Form
    Capsule
  • Health Condition
    Senility, Cushing's Disease
  • Drug Type
    Antidepressant
Ingredients
Ingredients

Selegiline Hydrochloride.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Use as directed by your dog's veterinarian. The typical regimen for the administration of selegiline hydrochloride is 10 mg per day administered as divided doses of 5 mg each taken at breakfast and lunch.

Storage Instructions

Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F.

FAQ

What is Selegiline?

This is an oral medication used to treat cognitive dysfunction and senility in older dogs. It can also be used to treat Cushings disease when it is caused by a pituitary tumor.

What are the benefits of Selegiline?

Generic alternative to Anipryl. Only FDA-approved drug for canine senility. Can also be used to treat Cushings disease that occurs as a result of pituitary tumors.

How is this medication given?

Selegiline is administered by mouth (orally). This medication is generally given in the morning. Always follow your veterinarians precise instructions regarding the use of Selegiline. Consult yourveterinarian if you have any questions regarding the use of this medication.

How does this medication work?

Selegiline increases the concentration of dopamine which is a nervous system messenger. When dopamine levels are higher, cognitive processes are improved.

What results can I expect?

It may take several weeks to see an improvement when attempting to treat cognitive dysfunction so be patient. 70% of dogs will improve after being treated for one month. The amount, onset, and duration of improvement are different for every animal.

Cushing's disease symptoms usually respond within one to two months of starting Selegiline.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Blind Shiba with dementia

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    The first 4 days on this I feel she got a bit worse, but we stuck with it and now she's better than before she was on it. Waking up only once in the night and less circling during the day. I feel like it's helping and I'm excited to see if it gets even better. We've only had her on it for a week and a half.

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    The shipment arrived on time and I started giving it to Millie that day but it'll be a month or two before I can determine if it is working for her.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    easy to use

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    As I have only given this to our dog a few times, I cannot get a review yet. I hope it helps our Sadie eventually, too soon to tell. It is easy to give, I take the capsules apart and put them in her food.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Remarkable

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    My pom is 15 yrs. Before administered, he was having some dementia, and other symptoms that were indicative of cushing's disease. Now, "bow-wow", made such a difference in the quality of his life.

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