Trulicity 1.5mg/0.5ml (Dulaglutide)
What is Trulicity 1.5mg/0.5ml (Dulaglutide) ?
Trulicity 1.5mg/0.5ml (Dulaglutide) is used with diet and exercise to improve control of blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Trulicity 1.5mg/0.5ml (Dulaglutide) works by helping your body make more insulin and control blood glucose levels. This medication should be used as part of an overall diabetes management plan that includes a diet and exercise program.
Trulicity is not a substitute for insulin. However, it may be used at the same time as insulin.
0.75 mg/0.5 mL
Each single-use prefilled pen or prefilled syringe contains 0.75 mg of dulaglutide per 0.5 mL of solution. Nonmedicinal ingredients: trisodium citrate dehydrate, citric acid anhydrous, mannitol, and polysorbate 80 in water for injection.
1.5 mg/0.5 mL
Each single-use prefilled pen or prefilled syringe contains 1.5 mg of dulaglutide per 0.5 mL of solution. Nonmedicinal ingredients: trisodium citrate dehydrate, citric acid anhydrous, mannitol, and polysorbate 80 in water for injection.
How to use Trulicity ?
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.
If you are also using insulin, each medication should be injected separately. Dulaglutide should be clear and colourless. Do not use this medication if you notice anything unusual in the appearance of the solution, such as cloudiness, discoloration, or clumping.
Store this medication in the refrigerator; do not allow it to freeze. Keep this and all medication out of the reach of children.
Common side effects of Trulicity include:
Other possible side effects of Trulicity include:
Injection site reactions (pain, redness, itching)
Hypoglycemia (in combination with other diabetes drugs)
Possible serious side effects of Trulicity include:
Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)
Thyroid C-cell tumors
There may be an interaction between dulaglutide and any of the following:
androgens (e.g., methyltestosterone, nandrolone, testosterone)
atypical antipsychotics (e.g., aripiprazole, clozapine, quetiapine, risperidone)
corticosteroids (e.g., dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, prednisone)
diabetes medications (e.g., chlorpropamide, glipizide, glyburide, insulin, metformin, nateglinide, rosiglitazone)
estrogens (e.g., conjugated estrogen, estradiol, ethinyl estradiol)
HIV protease inhibitors (e.g., atazanavir, indinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir)
loop diuretics (e.g., bumetanide, furosemide)
monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs; e.g., moclobemide, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine)
quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin)
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; e.g., citalopram, duloxetine, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline)
sulfonamide antibiotics (“sulfas”; e.g., sulfisoxazole, sulfamethoxazole)
thiazide diuretics (water pills; e.g., hydrochlorothiazide, indapamide, metolazone)