Selegiline is used to improve brain function in older dogs and those suffering from Cushing’s disease.

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Selegiline Basics

Selegiline treats disorders associated with the nervous system in older dogs. This medication improves the quality of life of senile dogs who are suffering from Canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) and Cushing’s disease, (or hyperadrenocorticism). The exact action of this medication is not known, but it is thought to increase the concentration of dopamine. Higher levels of dopamine improve many cognitive processes.

Selegiline requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is available as a 5mg capsule or tablet.

Selegiline Directions

Use as directed by your veterinarian, and follow all instructions printed on the prescription label. Complete the entire prescription unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Allow your pet access to plenty of water throughout treatment. It may take up to 30 days to see visible results.

Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture.

Selegiline Warnings

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in pets with a known hypersensitivity to selegiline or in those pets that are pregnant or nursing. Do not give this medication with antidepressants, such as Prozac, or narcotics. Only use this medication in cases of CDS or Cushing’s disease.  It effectively treats pituitary-based Cushing’s disease only, however, it cannot effectively treat adrenal gland-based Cushing’s disease. This medication is not intended for human use. If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while giving this medication, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Adverse Reactions and Serious Side Effects

Adverse reactions and serious side effects are rare, however, they can occur. In the case of a more serious reaction you should seek immediate veterinary attention. Common signs of an allergic reaction or serious side effect are facial swelling, breathing difficulties, fainting, irritability, or convulsions.

If you have any additional questions regarding this product, please contact us at (877)220-6337. A member of our pharmacy staff will be happy to assist you!

Additional information


Capsule, Tablet

Prescription Strength