Trulicity is a prescription Type 2 diabetes treatment medication that is used to lower blood sugar levels and commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetics at risk of cardiovascular events. Dulaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist drug that works by mimicking body hormones that effectively regulate blood glucose levels but are lacking in people who are Type 2 diabetic. Trulicity stimulates insulin secretion and lowers glucagon secretion when blood glucose levels are elevated. This medication may be taken with Metformin depending on what your doctor determines to be your best approach to Type 2 diabetes management and controlling blood sugar.
Trulicity is given as a subcutaneous (under skin) injection that is administered 1 time per week.
Injection may be administered in abdomen (excluding 2” radius around navel), things, or back of upper arms. Do not use the same location for repeated injections to avoid the chance of developing lipodystrophy. Inject in a new one of the three potential locations each time, and most people will alternate between the 3.
Make sure Trulicity pen is locked.
Pull the base cap straight off and dispose.
Be sure to not put the Base Cap back on as this could damage the needle.
Place the Clear Base flat and firmly against your skin at the injection site.
Unlock by turning the lock ring.
Press and hold the green injection button to hear a loud click sound.
Continue holding the base of the pen firmly against your skin until you hear a second click and given yourself the injection while waiting to hear a second click which indicated the needle starts retracting in about 5-10 seconds.
Remove Trulicity pen from your skin.
The active ingredient in Trulicity is Dulaglutide.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney disease, pancreatitis, stomach or intestinal disorders like gastroparesis, or eye problems like diabetic retinopathy before starting on Trulicity.
Medication may cause temporarily blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar. Driving or using machinery may be inadvisable until your vision stabilizes.
Limit alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
There is the possibility of negative drug interaction risks between Trulicity and other Rx medications, including amlodipine / atorvastatin / furosemide / gabapentin / glimepiride / glipizide / hydrochlorothiazide / empagliflozin / levothyroxine / lisinopril / losartan / metformin / metoprolol / omeprazole / pantoprazole / rosuvastatin / trazodone.
It is always best to advise your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Trulicity.
Trulicity side effects are possible, and some users may experience nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, decrease appetite, tiredness, or weakness. If Trulicity side effects are seen you may want to discontinue medication use and speak with your doctor again regarding diabetes pen alternatives.