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Selegiline Capsules

Selegiline is the generic equivalent to Anipryl(Pfizer). This medication mostly helps to manage the symptoms associated with cognitive dysfunction and senility in dogs.

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Selegiline is the generic equivalent to Anipryl(Pfizer). This medication mostly helps to manage the symptoms associated with cognitive dysfunction and senility in dogs.

Selegiline is: a tablet that is given orally in order to address cognitive dysfunction and senility primarily in older dogs. Dogs with Cushing’s disease that is caused by pituitary tumors may also benefit from treatment with Selegiline.

What are the benefits?

    1.Helps improve quality of life in dogs with senility and cognitive dysfunction;2.FDA approved;3.Medical option for dogs with pituitary tumors that cause Cushing’s disease.

    What outcomes can be expected?

    Individual results are variable. It can be several weeks before you notice an improvement in your pet’s symptoms. 70% of dogs will improve after one month of treatment.

    It can take one to two months to see an improvement of Cushing’s disease symptoms when treating symptoms caused by a pituitary tumor.

    Who is it for: Selegiline is labeled for dogs.

    How is it given?

    1.Give tablets orally in the morning according to your veterinarian’s exact instructions.

    2. Ask your veterinarian if you are unsure of how to use this medication correctly.

    3.Give Selegiline only to the pet it has been prescribed for.

    How does it work? Selegiline causes dopamine levels to increase. Dopamine is a nervous system messenger. Cognitive processes can improve with increased amounts of dopamine.

    Selegiline is available as: a tablet that is given by mouth as directed.

    Generic Name:Selegiline(Common Drug Name)

    Common Brand Name: Anipryl (Pfizer)

    Dose and Administration: Tablets should be given by mouth exactly according to your veterinarian’s instruction usually in the morning. If a dose is missed, it can be given as soon as you remember but never give two doses at once. Selegiline should only be given to the pet it has been prescribed for. If you have any questions about the proper use of this medication, contact your veterinarian.

    Uses:This medication is a treatment option for dogs suffering from cognitive dysfunction and senility. Dogs with Cushing’s disease caused by a pituitary tumor can also take Selegiline.

    Storage:Store tablets at room temperature out of reach from children and pets.

    Possible Side Effects: When given as prescribed, Selegiline is generally well tolerated but side effects are always possible. Inappetance, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, restlessness, and shaking have been reported. Other side effects may occur.

    A true allergic reaction to Selegiline can occur but this is uncommon.

    If your pet is acting unusual in any way after taking Selegiline, call your veterinarian immediately.

    Precautions:Pets who are allergic to Selegiline should not take this medication.

    Pets with Cushing’s disease should not take this medication unless a pituitary tumor has been definitively diagnosed.

    Selegiline should not be used to treat aggression.

    The safety of the use of Selegiline in pregnant or lactating females is unknown.

    Drug and Food Interactions: Interactions are possible with other SSRI medications such as amitriptyline and Prozac(fluoxetine), meperidine, some narcotics, phenylpropanolamine, and amitraz. Other interactions may occur. Discuss all other medications and supplements your pet is taking with your veterinarian prior to starting Selegiline to make sure that it can be given safely.

    A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Selegiline.



Active ingredient (per capsule): Selegiline hydrochloride 5mg

Additional Ingredients: Citric Acid, Anhydrous Lactose Magnesium Stearate, and Microcrystalline Cellulose.

Prescription Required

A prescription is required for this product. Once we receive your order, we’ll quickly contact your vet and ship your prescription within one business day of receiving approval.* If you have a prescription in hand, select the "mail my prescription" option during checkout.

*UPS doesn’t ship on Saturday, Sunday, and most holidays. Note: If you are ordering medication, shipping is not available in the following states: LA

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