The Mechanism of Action (MOA) of ellura is bacterial Anti-Adhesion Activity (AAA). The active ingredient in ellura, Type-A Proanthocyanidins or PAC prevent bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract.
No, ellura will help prevent the adherence of any UTI-causing bacteria that exhibit P-fimbriae.
The proven medical grade formula of ellura sets it apart! ellura contains 36 mg of soluble Type-A PACDMAC/A2 sourced from pure cranberry juice concentrate, allowing for maximum bioactivity and the highest level of AAA. Other products are made from whole fruit or press cake (skins/seed/stems) which have insoluble PAC creating minimal bioavailability and AAA.
Patients should take 1 capsule of ellura once daily with water at about the same time each day. They may take ellura with or without food. For times when patients are at increased risk or have symptoms that indicate they’re developing a UTI, they should take 2 capsules at the same time daily for 2 days, then return to their regular one a day routine.
For patients suffering from postcoital UTIs, they should take 2 capsules of ellura before or immediately after sex and then 2 the following day (4 capsules total).
ellura begins working within hours of taking a single capsule.¹ It’s important to take ellura at about the same time every day, it works on a 24-hour protection cycle.
Daily antibiotics should be prescribed to treat an active infection. Your patients can take ellura with the antibiotic until the infection clears and then continue taking ellura once daily to continuously flush out bacteria that could lead to another UTI.
The average cost of ellura is $40.00 a month.
It is best for your patients to call the ellura Support Specialists at 877.421.7160 to discuss pricing.
No conclusive contraindications have been reported between ellura and Warfarin.
The vitamin K content of cranberry, like that of many other foods, has been suspected to inhibit the enzyme responsible for the metabolism of Warfarin. This inhibition could increase Warfarin levels in the blood.
Through the manufacturing process of ellura the majority of vitamin K is left behind and therefore should not interact with Warfarin.
ellura is naturally sourced and has no known side effects. Of course, if a patient is allergic to the ingredients found in ellura or has a red fruit allergy this should be taken into consideration.