A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Anipryl (Selegiline) is a prescription medication used in dogs for the treatment of Cushing's disease (a pituitary tumor) and also used in dogs to treat Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome.
Dogs: (Cognitive Dysfunction)
0.2mg-0.45mg / lb. per day
Dogs: (Cushing's disease) 0.45mg / lb. per day (administer in AM)
Reevaluate the pet's progress after 1 month. Allow pet to drink plenty of water
Available in: 5, 10, 15 & 30mg tablets
Dog could develop dizziness or drowsiness, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea, insomnia, mild confusion, agitation or anxiety or dry mouth. Consult your Veterinarian if any symptoms become extreme or bothersome to your dog. Anipryl should not be administered if pet is taking meperidine and should not be given with antidepressants. Advise Veterinarian about any other medical conditions or if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
For DOGS ONLY
As with most pet medications there are possible side effects with Anipryl for dogs, that is why, it is ideal to follow your veterinarian's instructions precisely.
Also, immediately report any signs of potential complications including:
There can also be side effects of consuming Anipryl with other medications or pet health products including preventive tick collars and the incontinence drug phenylpropanolamine. In order to avoid that, give your vet a complete list of all the health products consumed by your pet.
Selegiline is not to be consumed by animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.