Anipryl 15mg 30 tablets

Anipryl 15mg 30 tablets
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What are Anipryl?

Anipryl treats canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CCD) and pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s Disease). Canine cognitive dysfunction occurs when dogs lose mental functioning due to the accumulation of protein beta-amyloid plaques. Beta-amyloid plaque leads to impaired functioning, senile behavior, and confusion. Canine pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism occurs when the pituitary gland becomes enlarged, resulting in excessive ACTH production.
Anipryl requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs

Benefits:

  • First and only FDA-approved drug used to control clinical signs associated with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
  • First and only product approved to control uncomplicated PDH (pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism) Cushing's disease

How it works?

Anipryl increases the concentration of a nervous system messenger chemical called dopamine. Higher levels of dopamine improve many cognitive processes. Treating Cushing's Disease has traditionally been centered on suppressing the adrenal gland's production and release of cortisone. However, this approach has a high potential for side effects. Selegiline has allowed for a new approach by suppressing the pituitary gland directly.

Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Do not give more of this medication than is prescribed without consulting your veterinarian. Anipryl may cause drowsiness or dizziness.
  • Anipryl is a prescription medication used in dogs for the treatment of Cushing's disease caused by a pituitary tumor.
  • Anipryl is also used in dogs to treat canine cognitive dysfunction.
Weight range (lbs) Use Dosage
All weights when used for cognitive dysfunction The dose for canine cognitive dysfunction is 0.2mg-0.45mg per pound of body weight. It may take up to one month or more to see improvement
All weights when used for Cushing's disease The usual starting dose to treat Cushing's disease is 0.45mg per pound of pet's body weight given once a day in the morning. If no result within two months, may increase to 0.9mg per pound of pet's body weight. If still no response after one month of the increased dose, reevaluate the pet

Cautions

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Anipryl is not intended for human use; it is for use in dogs only. Use with caution if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Do not give this medication to dogs who have exhibited signs of sensitivity to selegiline. Anipryl may interact with some other medications. Therefore, inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet may be taking. This is especially important if your pet is currently taking serotonin reuptake inhibitors or antidepressants. Anipryl may cause gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting or diarrhea. It can also cause lethargy, salivation, and anorexia. Finally, if you notice any other behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering this medication, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Possible side effects:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Anipryl and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), a severe headache, restlessness, agitation, or irritability, sweating, convulsions, uncontrollable or irregular movements. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Anipryl and talk to your veterinarian if your pet develops dizziness or drowsiness, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea, insomnia, mild confusion, agitation or anxiety, dry mouth. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.