Trulicity (dulaglutide)

Medically Reviewed on 11/14/2022

Brand Name: Trulicity

Generic Name: dulaglutide

Drug Class: Antidiabetics, Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Agonists

What is Trulicity (dulaglutide)? What is Trulicity used for?

What brand names are available for Trulicity (dulaglutide)?


Is Trulicity (dulaglutide) available as a generic drug?


Do I need a prescription 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:

What is the dosage for Trulicity (dulaglutide)?

  • The recommended starting dose of dulaglutide is 0.75 mg injected under the skin (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: The use of dulaglutide is not recommended in patients less than 18 years of age.


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Which drugs or supplements interact with Trulicity (dulaglutide)?

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


Trulicity (dulaglutide) is a once a week injection drug prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes in combination with diet and exercise. Possible side effects of Trulicity include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, hypoglycemia, abdominal pain and injection site reactions. Drug interactions, dosage, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety information should be reviewed prior to using any medication.

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Medically Reviewed on 11/14/2022

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