What is Elura?
Elura is the only FDA-approved therapeutic specifically designed for the management of weight loss in cats with CKD. Weight gain with Elura is thought to be due to a combination of increased food intake and metabolic changes. This flavored, oral solution offers low volume dosing and is safe for long-term, daily use. Elura requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Designed to manage weight loss in cats with chronic kidney disease
- Stimulates appetite and weight gain
- Flavored, oral solution is easy to administer
- Safe for long term daily use
How does Elura work?
Elura mimics the action of a naturally-occurring hormone called ghrelin. Ghrelin influences many systems in the body including the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system, and energy homeostasis. It binds to receptors in the hypothalamus to stimulate appetite and in the pituitary to stimulate the secretion of growth hormone GH. Increased GH stimulates release of insulin like growth factor 1 from the liver, which in turn can stimulate weight gain
Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of reach of children and pets. Use with caution in cats that may have cardiac disease or severe dehydration. Elura causes transient decreases in heart rate and blood pressure up to 4 hours following dose administration. Some cats may exhibit clinical signs of bradycardia or hypotension following administration of Elura. Use with caution in cats with hepatic dysfunction. Capromorelin is metabolized in the liver in humans and dogs and similar metabolism is expected in cats. The safe use of Elura has not been evaluated in cats younger than 5 months old. The safe use of Elura has not been evaluated in cats that are pregnant, lactating, or intended for breeding.
capromorelin oral solution
What is the most important thing I should know about Elura?
Elura is indicated for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in cats. It helps manage weight loss by stimulating your cat’s appetite.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Elura to my pet?
Let your veterinarian know if your cat has or may have diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, or any other chronic illness, or is taking any medications, including vitamins and supplements.
How should Elura be given?
Administer orally at a dose of 2mg/kg (0.9 mg/lb) or 0.1 mL/kg (0.045 mL/lb) body weight once daily with dosing syringe.
What are the potential side effects of Elura?
Adverse reactions observed in field effectiveness study include bradycardia (slow heart rate), lethargy, hypersalivation, hypotension (low blood pressure), behavior change, and vomiting.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Elura?
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember, and then wait the recommended amount of time between doses.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Elura?
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.
What should I avoid while giving Elura to my pet?
Avoid giving Elura with food. Elura should be given on an empty stomach. If your cat is routinely fed meals, offer food 30 minutes after administering the dose.
What other drugs will affect Elura?
Talk to your veterinarian if you have any questions about your cat's medication. There are no specific drug interactions known with Elura, but every patient is unique and your veterinarian can advise you on what is best for your cat.
- Administer orally at a dose of 2mg/kg (0.9 mg/lb) or 0.1 mL/kg (0.045 mL/lb) body weight once daily.
- Remove the cap, insert the dosing syringe, invert the bottle, withdraw the appropriate amount of solution.
- Return the bottle to the upright position, remove the syringe, and replace the cap. Administer the solution into the cat's mouth.
- Rinse the syringe and plunger with water and leave apart to dry. If your cat is routinely fed meals, offer food 30 minutes after administering the dose.
If your cat vomits within 15 minutes or only receives a partial dose, then the dose may be re-administered.
|All weights||Administer orally at a dose of 2mg/kg (0.9 mg/lb) or 0.1 mL/kg (0.045 mL/lb) body weight once daily.|
|Dogs||Do not use!|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Keep out of reach of children and pets. Store at or below 86°F (30°C)
|Active Ingredients (per ml)||Amount|
|Capromorelin Tartrate||20 mg|