Elura™ Oral Solution
Elura™ Oral Solution is a once-daily oral appetite stimulant, indicated for the management of weight loss in cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Appetite Stimulant, Ghrelin Receptor Agonist
Elura™ Oral Solution is vanilla flavored.
Product Description & Form
Elura™ 20 mg/ml Oral Solution 15 ml: colorless to yellow or orange, clear solution. (NDC 58198-5545-01)
- Safe to use daily
- Approved for long-term use
- Once-daily, flavored oral solution
- Specifically approved for use in cats with CKD
- Weight gain through a combination of increased food intake and metabolic changes
- Dispensing system includes an oral dosing syringe with marks in 0.1 ml increments up to 1 ml
Methylparaben sodium, propylparaben sodium, sodium chloride, citric acid monohydrate, sucralose, vanillin, povidone K90, glycerin, maltitol, ammonium glycyrrhizate, water
Elura™ should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian. Gently shake before using.
To administer Elura™: Remove the cap, insert the dosing syringe, invert the bottle, withdraw the appropriate amount of solution. Return the bottle to the upright position, remove syringe, replace the cap. Rinse the syringe and plunger with water and leave apart to dry.
If the cat is routinely fed meals, offer food 30 minutes after administering the dose.
If the cat vomits within 15 minutes or only receives a partial dose, then the dose may be re-administered.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
Side effects may include vomiting, hypersalivation, inappetance, behavior change and lethargy. Monitor for changes in thirst or water intake, lethargy or weakness, digestive issues (vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, decreased appetite), or behaviors.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
The following drugs can potentially interact with capromorelin: amiodarone, diltiazem, cimetidine, erythromycin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, rifampin, and phenobarbital. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
For oral use in cats only. Do not use in cats that have a hypersensitivity to capromorelin, or in cats with hypersomatotropism (acromegaly). Elura™ may increase serum glucose for several hours after dosing; use in cats with current or historical diabetes mellitus has not been evaluated and may not be appropriate. Use with caution in cats that may have cardiac disease, severe dehydration, or hepatic dysfunction. Elura™ has not been evaluated in cats younger than 5 months of age, or in breeding, pregnant or lactating cats.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact the manufacturer Elanco at 888-545-5973 or contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store at or below 86°F in controlled room temperature. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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