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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.

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  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146880
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    l-deprenyl, Anipryl, Eldepryl
  • For Use With
    Dogs
  • Generic Name
    Selegiline Hydrochloride
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • 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

    Help for an Older Canine

    By Borgkube on Dec 31, 2020

    Our pomeranian has started to suffer from doggie alzheimer's. We have used Selegiline in the past with 2 other dogs with good results. Fortunately, it seems to be working for her as well and she is much improved. Chewy filled the prescription quickly and it arrived in 2 days. Our vet was already in the Chewy database so it could not have been easier or faster and it is much cheaper than the people pharmacy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Canine Cognitive Disorder

    By Sylvie on Feb 2, 2021

    My Westie who is 13.5 is experiencing CCD. I'm glad I found this Generic on Chewy.com to see if it will help him with his disease. Anipryl is the brand name and very expensive. I recommend Chewy.com pharmacy for your pets meds.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Customer Service

    By Frani on Jan 31, 2021

    Excellent Customer Service unfortunately this medication had adverse affects for Snickers. I was so hoping this would be the answer for this little guy but we tried.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Help in a bottle

    By Phee on Dec 26, 2020

    This drug has really improved my 13 1/2 year old golden retriever . He has stopped wandering at night and has also made him more interactive with the young black lab he lives with. The play between them had ceased but has begun again .

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Selegiline

    By Kathy on Dec 7, 2020

    Recently diagnosed with Cushing's Syndrome, so our vet prescribed anapryl. But our dog couldn't tolerate it so our vet tried selegiline which is working well. I like the convenience of buying prescription meds for our dog online with Chewy. The order was delivered in a week.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    a miracle pill

    By edysmom on Sep 19, 2020

    I must admit that when I read the reviews about Selegilne, I was doubtful but I was willing to try anything, Two weeks ago, my 14 year old dog was not doing well. I had taken her to the vet, who ran every test imaginable and found nothing wrong. My dog would sit and stare at a wall in a corner for long periods of time, had no interest in her toys or in us, was wobbly on her feet and would only eat if I got on the floor and held her bowl to her mouth. I felt that this was the end for her. Then we read an article on dog dementia and Selegiline and decided to give it a try. After a few days, I began to see improvement. After a week, our dog was running around the house and had returned to I must admit that when I read the reviews about Selegilne, I was doubtful but I was willing to try anything, Two weeks ago, my 14 year old dog was not doing well. I had taken her to the vet, who ran every test imaginable and found nothing wrong. My dog would sit and stare at a wall in a corner for long periods of time, had no interest in her toys or in us, was wobbly on her feet and would only eat if I got on the floor and held her bowl to her mouth. I felt that this was the end for her. Then we read an article on dog dementia and Selegiline and decided to give it a try. After a few days, I began to see improvement. After a week, our dog was running around the house and had returned to her "old" self. I believe that this small pill has saved her life and has given her a bright outlook. I am so thankful that we tried this medicine for her. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    good for my dog's Dementia

    By Tracey on Nov 13, 2020

    it helps him .. but wish they come 5, 10 and 15 mg... i had to give him two which he hates for me to shovel down his throat daily... i feel bad for him..

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Selegiline

    By Sasha on Aug 24, 2020

    Sasha is already starting to shows signs of improvement after only 1 week. Looking forward to continued progress in her turning around. Great success already with her cognitive decline. Still hoping for continued improvement!!! Great product!!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    They did all the work.

    By Cathy on Jun 30, 2020

    After Wal-Mart stopped filling a drug for my Doxie we needed it fast. Went to chewy on line and told them what we needed and they contacted my vet for approval filled it and I got it in less than a week. I was worried I would have to spread out her dosage. I got it in timr. Thank you Chewy.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    No Success

    By Jimbo on Oct 20, 2020

    Has not really helped our dog. Five times a day is really hard to stick to.

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