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Selegiline 5 mg Tablet Rx

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Product Description

Selegiline is intended for the treatment of Cushing's disease (caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland) and cognitive dysfunction in dogs.

This medication should not be used if you dog takes antidepressants. 

Selegiline is sold in individual tablets that are 5 mg each. 

What is Selegiline 5 mg Tablet?

Selegiline HCL 5 mg, 60 Tablets (generic Anipryl) is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor used to treat Cushing's disease in dogs. It is also given to dogs for the treatment of cognitive dysfunction. When treating cognitive dysfunction, Selegiline should accompany a behavior modification plan.

Who is Selegiline 5 mg Tablet for?

Selegiline should only be used for dogs.

Why use Selegiline 5 mg Tablet?

  • Intended for the treatment of Cushing's Disease in canines
  • For older dogs, it is used to treat cognitive issues due to age
  • This is the generic and low-cost form of the medication Anipryl

How does Selegiline 5 mg Tablet work?

Anipryl works by increasing dopamine, a messenger of the nervous system. Cognitive processes can be improved via increased dopamine levels in the body.


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Active ingredient(s):

Selegiline hydrochloride, USP

How is Selegiline 5 mg Tablet sold?

Sold as individual 5 mg tablets

What are the side effects of Selegiline 5 mg Tablet?

Negative side effects were shown with a 5% incidence rate. Those side effects include:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Itchy Skin
  • Tremors
  • Listlessness
  • Excessive drooling
  • Disorientation
  • Decrease hearing
  • Restlessness

What special precautions are there?

Dogs exhibiting hypersensitivity to Anipryl should not take the drug.

How can I store Selegiline 5 mg Tablet?

Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.

Helpful Tips:

Pets exhibiting symptoms of increased panting and pupils that do not change in response to light may have excessive amounts of Selegiline in their body. Immediately contact your vet if this occurs.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.


Please Follow the directions and dosage prescribed by your veterinarian.
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.
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.

Main Ingredients

Selegiline hydrochloride, USP

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