Medication: Selegiline hydrochloride
Your dog has been prescribed selegiline hydrochloride for the treatment of a behavioral problem of emotional origin, such as depression and/or anxiety. Signs of such disorders may include (but are not limited to) over activity, separation problems, generalized phobia, unsociable behavior, changes in feeding and sleeping patterns, inappropriate urination/defecation and aggression. Selegiline is also licensed for treatment of canine cognitive dysfunction (senile dementia) as well as treatment of pituitary dependent Cushing’s disease in dogs.
This information sheet is designed to help answer commonly asked questions and help you give the medication safely and effectively to your pet. It does not contain all available information for this medication. If you have other questions or need more information, contact your veterinarian or pharmacist. Always follow the dosing instructions provided by your veterinarian.
• Selegiline hydrochloride acts in the brain as an inhibitor of monoamine oxidase (IMAO-B).
• Type of antidepressant drug, used as an aid to the treatment of some behavioral issues in dogs.
• In the US it is also licensed as part of a treatment program for canine pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease).
• It may take 2-6 weeks to see effects when used for cognitive dysfunction.
• This drug should be used in conjunction with behavioral modification techniques.
• Do not use in pregnant or lactating bitches.
• Dosage: once daily. Give with or without food.