What are the uses for Trulicity dulaglutide ?

What brand names are available for Trulicity dulaglutide ?

Trulicity

Is Trulicity dulaglutide available as a generic drug?

No

Do I need a prescription for Trulicity dulaglutide ?

Yes

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 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.

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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.

Summary

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:

Drug interactions, dosage, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety information should be reviewed prior to using any medication.

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Medically Reviewed on 7/30/2019
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Medically reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP; Board Certified Emergency Medicine

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