Uses of medication-Dulaglutide
Dulaglutide specifically is an injectable prescription medication, effective in order to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and should be used along with diet and exercise.
Dosage: The trulicity injection may be taken with or without food under the skin of your stomach (abdomen), thigh, or upper arm. Do not inject this drug into a muscle or vein.
Use the injection 1 time each week on the same day at any time of the day.
You can change the day of the week as long as your last dose was given 3 or more days before. If you miss a trulicity dose, take the missed dose as soon as you can if there are at least 72 hours until your upcoming scheduled dose. If there are less than 3 days remaining, skip the missed dose and take your very next dose on the regularly scheduled day. Avoid taking 2 doses within 3 days of each other.
The most commonly reported side effects of trulicity include:
- decreased appetite
Some serious adverse reactions include:
- trouble swallowing
- shortness of breath
- lump or swelling in your neck
Warnings and Precautions:
- TRULICITY should be used exactly as your healthcare provider has instructed you to.
- Avoid mixing trulicity and insulin together in the same injection.
- If you have vision problems, do not use your Syringe without help from a person trained to use the dulaglutide syringe.
- Reusing or sharing your syringe with another person is not recommended. You can give another person an infection or may get an infection from them.
- The dulaglutide uses are not recommended for use in patients with severe stomach or intestinal problems.
- Use of this drug should be avoided by women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
- Inform your doctor if you become pregnant while using dulaglutide medicine.
- It is recommended to avoid the use of Trulicity if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.