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Selegiline is used to treat canine cognitive dysfunction and a type of Cushing's disease caused by a pituitary tumor. DO NOT us with antidepressants. Sold as individual 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?

Dogs suffering from cushing's disease or cognitive dysfunction

Why use Selegiline 5 mg Capsule?

- Helps symptoms associated with canine cushing's disease - Low-cost, generic form of Anipryl - Easy to administer

How does Selegiline 5 mg Capsule work?

Selegiline HCL ( Anipryl) is a momoamine oxidase inhibitor used to treat Cushing’s disease and canine senility by increasing 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?

There is a 5% incidence of unacceptable side effects. These include: vomiting, diarrhea, appetite loss, itchy skin, tremors, drooling, listlessness, disorientation, diminished hearing, or restlessness.

What special precautions are there?

Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals. Tell your veterinarian about any other medical conditions your pet has. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. DO NOT us with antidepressants. Selegiline should not be given if the pet is taking meperidine.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.

How can I store Selegiline 5 mg Capsule?

Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.

Helpful Tips:

When treating cognitive dysfunction, Selegiline should accompany a behavior modification plan.

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.

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

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