- Treats Canine Cushing's disease
- Treats age-related cognitive problems in older dogs
- Low-cost, generic form of Anipryl
- for use in Dogs
Because Selegiline belongs to a class of drugs called Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors MAOI it should not be given with antidepressants such as Prozac. Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals.
If any serious side effects occur difficulty breathing, hives, agitation, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, stop giving Selegiline and seek emergency veterinary medical attention. Make sure you tell your veterinarian what other medications you are giving your pet.
Selegiline should not be given if the pet is taking meperidine.
Inform your veterinarian about any other medical conditions your pet has.
Inform your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
Keep this medication away from children and pets. et.Selegiline may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Do not give higher doses than those prescribed.
Possible Side Effects:
If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving selegiline and seek emergency veterinary medical attention an allergic reaction difficulty breathing swelling of the lips, tongue or face hives, a severe headache, restlessness, agitation, or irritability, sweating, convulsions, uncontrollable or irregular movements.
Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving selegiline and talk to your veterinarian if your pet develops dizziness or drowsiness, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea, insomnia, mild confusion, agitation or anxiety, dry mouth. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
Possible Drug Interactions:
Discuss with your veterinarian if your pet is also taking fluoxetine or meperidine. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.
Store selegiline at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Dosage and Administration:
Follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet.
Dogs: when used for cognitive dysfunction
The starting dose for canine cognitive dysfunction is 0.2mg-0.45mg per pound of pets body weight. It may take up to one month or more to see improvement
Dogs: when used for Cushings disease
The usual starting dose to treat Cushings disease is 0.45mg per pound of pets body weight given once a day in the morning. If no result within two months, may increase to 0.9mg per pound of pets body weight. If still no response after one month of the increased dose, your pet should be reevaluated.
Selegiline is also used in dogs to treat canine cognitive dysfunction.
Do not give more of this medication than is prescribed without consulting your veterinarian.
Allow your pet to drink plenty of water.