Help to improve your pets quality of life when he/she suffers from senility with Anipryl. What is Anipryl?
a type of oral medication called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is used in order to manage symptoms associated with senility (Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome). It is also prescribed to treat Cushing's disease in dogs when the cause is a pituitary tumor. What are the benefits of Anipryl?
- Only medication that is FDA approved for canine senility.
- Is highly successful after several weeks of treatment.
- Also helps to manage pituitary-dependent Cushings disease.
dogs only. How is this medication given?
Always follow the prescribed directions given by your veterinarian. Anipryl is generally given by mouth once a day in the morning.
If you do not understand the directions your veterinarian gives you regarding the use of this medication, call him/her for further clarification. How does this medication work?
Anipryl causes a rise in dopamine levels in the brain. This can help to improve cognitive processes in the brain. What results can I expect?
You should start to notice an improvement in your pets senility symptoms. Results can vary from pet to pet and it may take several weeks to notice an improvement.
It can also take four to eight weeks to notice a chance in your pet when treating pituitary-dependent Cushings disease. If results are not observed within this time period, contact your veterinarian for re-evaluation. What form(s) does Anipryl come in?
Anipryl is available as an oral tablet. Generic Name:
Selegiline (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name:Anipryl
Dose and Administration:Use only as directed by your veterinarian. Anipryl is usually given once daily in the morning.
Call your veterinarian if you have any questions about how to use Anipryl. Give a dose as soon as you remember if you forget to give one but do not double dose. Never give Anipryl to pets other than which it has been prescribed for.
Uses:Anipryl helps to manage clinical symptoms caused by senility (canine cognitive dysfunction) in dogs. It can be given to treat Cushings disease that is caused by a pituitary tumor.
Possible Side Effects: Reported side effects include inappetance, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and drowsiness. Some pets are true allergic to Anipryl. Other side effects may occur.
Call your veterinarian right away if you think your pet appears ill while taking Anipryl.
Drug and Food Interactions: Discuss all medications and supplements your pet is taking with your veterinarian before initiating therapy with Anipryl.
Do not give Anipryl within 5 weeks of giving amitriptyline or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to your pet. Some narcotics and phenylpropanolamine can also interact with Anipryl.
Some pets can experience a serious reaction when Anipryl is given while your pet is wearing a tick collar. Always tell your veterinarian if your pet uses a tick collar before giving this medication.
Other drug interactions may occur.
Precautions:If your pet is allergic to Anipryl or similar medications, do not administer.
Do not use Anipryl in dogs who have Cushing's disease due to an adrenal gland tumor or corticosteroid use.
The safety of use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating animals is unknown.
Anipryl should not be used to treat aggression.
Storage:Anipryl should be stored at room temperature away from pets and children.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Anipryl.