Anipryl 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.
Anipryl is used tor treat Cushing's Disease and Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome, only FDA-approved drug for canine senility.
selegiline hydrochloride, L-deprenyl hydrochloride
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. The following drugs can potentially interact with selegiline: meperidine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, fluoxetine, tricyclic antidepressants, amitraz, and ephedrine. Allow fourteen days between the discontinuation of selegiline and the initiation of tricyclic antidepressants. 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.
Anipryl should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian. Do not stop giving the medication unless advised by your veterinarian.