Medication: Selegiline hydrochloride
Your cat 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 may also be used to treat cognitive dysfunction syndrome (senile dementia) in cats.
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 cats.
• 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 queens.
• Dosage: once daily. Give with or without food.