Trulicity (dulaglutide)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

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What brand names are available for Trulicity dulaglutide ?

Trulicity

Is Trulicity dulaglutide available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

Do I need a prescription for Trulicity dulaglutide ?

Yes

What are the uses for Trulicity dulaglutide ?

What are the side effects of Trulicity dulaglutide ?

Common side effects of Trulicity include:

Other possible side effects of Trulicity include:

Possible serious side effects of Trulicity include:

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What is the dosage for Trulicity dulaglutide ?

  • The recommended starting dose of dulaglutide is 0.75 mg injected under the skins (subcutaneously) once weekly.
  • The dose may be increased to the maximum recommended dose of 1.5 mg once weekly for additional blood glucose control.
  • Pediatric use: Use of dulaglutide is not recommended in patients less than 18 years of age.

Which drugs or supplements interact with Trulicity dulaglutide ?

  • Trulicity slows down transit of food and drugs through the intestine and, therefore, may reduce the absorption of drugs that are taken by mouth. Caution should be used when combining Trulicity with oral medications.
  • Blood levels of drugs that have a narrow therapeutic index should be monitored when they are combined with Trulicity.

Is Trulicity dulaglutide safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • There are no adequate studies of Trulicity in pregnant women. Most experts agree that insulin is the drug of choice in pregnant women with diabetes.
  • There are no adequate studies of Trulicity in nursing mothers, and it is not known whether Trulicity is excreted in human breast milk.

What else should I know about Trulicity dulaglutide ?

What preparations of Trulicity dulaglutide are available?

  • Injection (Single dose pen): 0.75 mg/0.5 ml, 1.5 mg/0.5 ml.
  • Injection (Single dose prefilled syringe): 0.75 mg/0.5 ml, 1.5 mg/0.5 mL

How should I keep Trulicity dulaglutide stored?

  • Trulicity should be kept in the package to protect it from light and it should be stored in a refrigerator at 2 C-8 C (36 F-46 F) prior to use.
  • It should not be frozen.
  • If needed, the pen or prefilled syringe may be stored below 30 C (86 F) for 14 days.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Last Editorial Review: 9/28/2016

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Reviewed on 9/28/2016
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REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

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