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Selegiline is a daily medication for treatment of Cushing's disease and for the treatment of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CCDS). CCDS is an age-related neurologic syndrome characterized by various cognitive impairments such as disorientation, reduced social interaction, changes in sleep or activity patterns, and loss of housetraining.
Selegiline is used to treat Cushing's Disease and Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome.
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals. Selegiline belongs to a class of drugs called Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI) it should not be given with antidepressants, amitraz, or ephedrine. Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together. Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
Side effects may include vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, repetitive movements, drowsiness, salivation, loss of appetite, diminished hearing, itching, licking, shivers. Observe the pet carefully for other side effects and contact your veterinarian if you notice anything unusual.
Selegiline should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian. Do not stop giving the medication unless advised by your veterinarian.
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