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- n. An experimental drug that functions as a growth hormone secretagogue and ghrelin mimetic.
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Some took placebos, and others took one of four doses of a drug called capromorelin, developed by Pfizer.
After a year, participants who took various doses of capromorelin increased growth hormone production, and researchers recorded increases in lean body mass and body weight.
The researchers report that participants taking capromorelin had bigger appetites, greater insomnia, fatigue, and slightly higher blood sugar.
White says capromorelin could be used in combination with exercise to improve physical capabilities of older people.
Objectives / Design: We conducted a randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled, multicenter study to investigate the hormonal, body composition, and physical performance effects and the safety of the orally active GHS capromorelin in older adults with mild functional limitation.
Conclusions: In healthy older adults at risk for functional decline, administration of the oral GHS capromorelin may improve
Each capromorelin dose prompted a rise in peak nocturnal GH, which was greatest with the least frequent dosing.