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Selegiline 5 mg Capsule Rx

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Product Description

Selegiline is designed for the treatment of canine cognitive dysfunction (e.g., senility), along with a form of Cushing’s disease resulting from a pituitary tumor. Note* Sold in single 5 mg capsules. 

What is Selegiline 5 mg Capsule?

Selegiline HCL capsules are used for treating the type of spontaneous Cushing’s disease in dogs that originates in the pituitary gland. It appears to be effective in improving some of the symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome, particularly the reduced activity level. 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 Capsule for?

Selegiline is used in dogs with cognitive dysfunction (e.g., senility) or Cushing’s disease.

Why use Selegiline 5 mg Capsule?

Selegiline (low cost, generic Anipryl) is an easily administered treatment used to decrease symptoms related to canine Cushing’s diseases, and has also been found to lesson the effects of cognitive disorders in dogs.

How does Selegiline 5 mg Capsule work?

Selegiline HCL works by inhibiting monoamine oxidase, which helps in the treatment of cognitive disorders (e.g., senility) and Cushing’s by raising dopamine levels.


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Active ingredient(s):

Selegiline hydrochloride

How is Selegiline 5 mg Capsule sold?

Sold as individual 5 mg capsules

What are the side effects of Selegiline 5 mg Capsule?

A 5% rate of adverse reaction/drug rejection has been reported. Effects may include:
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • appetite loss
  • itchy skin
  • tremors
  • drooling
  • lethargy
  • disorientation
  • diminished hearing
  • restlessness

What special precautions are there?

Note safe for pregnant/nursing pets, or for pets taking antidepressants. Be sure to let your veterinarian know if your pet is pregnant, lactating, taking other medications, or currently suffers from other conditions.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store Selegiline 5 mg Capsule?

Store in a dry and cool environment. Avoid direct sunlight.

Helpful Tips:

If being used to ameliorate cognitive dysfunction, this drug should be administered alongside a behavior modification plan. Consult your veterinarian for more information about what these plans entail.

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.


Use as directed by your veterinarian.
The usual dose for Cushing's disease is 0.45 mg/pound by mouth once a day in the morning.
The usual dose for canine cognitive dysfunction is 0.2-0.45 mg/pound. Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals.
Do not give more of this medication than is prescribed without consulting your veterinarian. Selegiline may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

Main Ingredients

Selegiline hydrochloride, USP 5 mg
Other Ingredients: Citric Acid, Anhydrous Lactose, Magnesium Stearate, and Microcrystalline Cellulose.

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