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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

    a miracle pill

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    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

    Selegiline

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    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

    Pharmacy is terrible!

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    IT TOOK 10 DAYS TO GET THIS PRESCRIPTION FROM CHEWY! I KEPT CALLING AND KEPT BEING TOLD "IT'S BEING SENT OUT TODAY" AND THAT WAS NOT TRUE!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Thank god for this drug

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    I have a healthy 14.5 year old shiba male who started showing early signs of dimentia. (spinning, anxiety, won't lay down, pacing, waking up every hour of the night) After being on this drug (10 mg per day) only for a few days he was almost back to normal with no side effects. Wonder drug. Highly recommend.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    They did all the work.

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    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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING Product

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    My 12 year old partially blind SHi Tzu was also showing signs of Dementia ..He would Wander around the house looking confused..Up all night , slept all day , not playing at all and not obeying Commands. (He's Still eating, walking, etc and not showing any signs of illness) ..I was skeptical of this Product but after the 1st week..Hes remarkably improved with no Side effects that I can tell. He now is looking alert, sleeps all night, back to playing with toys and obeying commands! We are so PLEASED...hope this keeps working for him

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good medication.

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    It took a lot longer to get filled than I feel it should have.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    K9 Dementia

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    I actually like the tablets over the capsules. They can be halved if needed. I give my little old guy one of these and one melatonin at bedtime and he sleeps thru the night. I’m very thankful for this drug.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Complete Turnaround

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    Our 14.5 year old lab was displaying severe signs of dementia. His days and nights were mixed up and he would never sleep through the night anymore. He'd be up pacing and spinning in tight, fast circles for hours at a time. It was like his brain wouldn't shut off and allow him to relax. He couldn't walk well, he'd constantly drink, he'd no longer do 1-2 stairs, and he became a very picky eater (this is a dog who used to eagerly eat everything, every meal). It was like no one was home and he wasn't enjoying anything anymore. Within 4 days of starting this medication (vet prescribed 10 mg, once per day), there was light in his eyes. He started eating most of his meals again and even taking Our 14.5 year old lab was displaying severe signs of dementia. His days and nights were mixed up and he would never sleep through the night anymore. He'd be up pacing and spinning in tight, fast circles for hours at a time. It was like his brain wouldn't shut off and allow him to relax. He couldn't walk well, he'd constantly drink, he'd no longer do 1-2 stairs, and he became a very picky eater (this is a dog who used to eagerly eat everything, every meal). It was like no one was home and he wasn't enjoying anything anymore. Within 4 days of starting this medication (vet prescribed 10 mg, once per day), there was light in his eyes. He started eating most of his meals again and even taking treats. He more alert now than he's been in months - curious about what's going on, watching out the windows, enjoying walks (at a normal speed), he's wagging his tail, and the spinning/tight circling has significantly decreased. He's even started laying himself down on his bed again, rather than relying on us to lay him down. He no longer drinks constantly and his gait and balance are much improved. He's started going up and down the two stairs off the porch by himself. And, he's sleeping much better at night - only up once at night to go outside, rather than all night pacing. He's still a bit anxious at night, so the vet also prescribed a small dose of xanax as needed to help him relax. He hasn't even needed it every night since starting the Selegiline. It has given him a complete turnaround and this is the best we've seen him in months. We feel like we have the real Carson back. The cost is well worth it. This is the first review I've ever left for a product, simply because we hope it encourages others to try before giving up. He finally has a quality of life again and we couldn't be more grateful. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT PRICE! Be patient for results

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    My 17 year old Chihuahua has been on this medication for 7 months. She would spin in tight circles to the right, wonder at night and get lost. It took time for the meds to kick in. Be patient! She has shown remarkable improvement, not 100%, but her gait is normal, her spinning has calmed and she seldom wakes during the night unless she needs to relieve herself. The price is less than 1/2 of what I was paying at pharmacy. WE LOVE CHEWY!

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