What is Trulicity (Dulaglutide)?
Trulicity is a prescription medication given to patients with type 2 diabetes to manage their blood glucose levels. Trulicity is usually prescribed after standard therapies of care have failed to produce an adequate response and should be used in conjunction with diet and exercise for maximum effectiveness. The active ingredient in Trulicity is dulaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. The medicine is provided as a solution for injection and supplied in single-use, prefilled pens in 1.5mg/0.5ml strengths. The recommended weekly dose given initially is 0.75mg; however, if additional blood sugar control is needed, the dose may be adjusted up to 1.5mg per week.
What is it used for?
Trulicity improves type 2 diabetes by helping in the release of insulin when blood glucose levels are high. Trulicity does not contain insulin; rather, it stimulates the body to produce more insulin. Trulicity also helps to lower blood sugar levels by regulating gastric emptying (delaying the time needed for food to leave the stomach) and limiting the amount of sugar released into the blood from the liver. Trulicity cannot be used to treat Type I diabetes.
Why use Trulicity?
Trulicity is an effective medication packaged in an easy-to-use pen. The weekly dosing regimen makes it convenient to schedule administration.Click to read more Click to read less
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