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Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen

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Overview

Introduction

Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen is an injectable medicine used to lower blood glucose levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It works by helping your body produce insulin and reducing the amount of sugar your liver makes.

The dose of Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen will depend on your condition and what other diabetes medicines you are taking. You can use it at any time of day with or without food but try to use it on the same day each week to get the most benefit. Your doctor or nurse will show you how and where to inject the medicine. Follow the instructions carefully. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. If you do, your blood glucose levels may increase and put you at risk of serious complications. It should be used with a proper diet and exercise to control high blood glucose. This medicine should be stored in a fridge until you need it but do not freeze it.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite. It can also lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) especially if you are taking other medicines to lower blood sugar. Make sure you know how to recognize and deal with it. If you experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar, do not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can do them safely.

Before using this medicine, talk to your doctor if you have ever had liver or kidney disease, pancreatitis, or stomach problems. Also, tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines which may affect the way this medicine works. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your doctor if it is safe to take.

Uses of Trulicity Solution for Injection

Benefits of Trulicity Solution for Injection

In Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen is an injectable medicine that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels.
Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Taking this medicine regularly along with a proper program of diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed as it is protecting your future health.

Side effects of Trulicity Solution for Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Trulicity

  • Nausea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Decreased appetite
    It is important to eat, even if you do not feel like it. You might try switching to smaller meals and frequent snacks. Try eating healthy and nutritious snacks that are high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. It is important to drink even if you cannot eat. But, do not fill your stomach with liquid before eating. Eat when you are most hungry. Exercise such as a short walk may also increase your appetite. Talk to your doctor about possible medication or supplements if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Trulicity Solution for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.

How Trulicity Solution for Injection works

Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the release of insulin from pancreas, decreases hormones that raise blood sugar levels, slows down digestion, and reduces appetite.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease because the information available is very limited.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Trulicity Solution for Injection?

If you miss a dose of Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen, take it as soon as you remember. If the next dose is to be taken within the next 72 hours, skip the missed dose. Do not take 2 doses of Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen within 72 hours of each other.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen should be injected under the skin of your abdomen or thigh once a week. Do not administer intravenously or intramuscularly.
  • You can inject into the same body area each week, but try not to use the exact same spot.
  • Store the pen in the refrigerator. When refrigeration is not possible, you can also keep your pen at room temperature (less than 30°C) for up to 2 weeks. Do not freeze it.
  • Do not use Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen if particles appear or if the solution is cloudy and/or discolored.
  • Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain, which may get better with time. Eat smaller meals, limit fatty food intake and inform your doctor if it does not go away.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucagon-like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) Analogue
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Trulicity with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Becoride, Rhinase, Bevent
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Chlornol, Chlortag, Thiovas
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vocita
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Diabetes mellitus type 2 ,thirst
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
A person can control his or her sugar levels by doing regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOUR DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but a start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications like kidney or heart problems .online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
Diabetes mellitus type 2 required only ayurvedic medicine
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Go for allopathic medicine
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FAQs

Q. Is Trulicity an insulin?

No, Trulicity is not an insulin. It is a medicine used to lower blood sugar (glucose) levels in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In type 2 diabetes there is a deficiency of insulin, and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Trulicity acts on the pancreas to increase insulin release, suppress glucagon secretion and decrease glucose production from the liver. It also slows down the emptying of the stomach.

Q. How does Trulicity work for weight loss?

Trulicity is used in type 2 diabetes mellitus. It improves blood sugar control and slows down the digestion. This brings a feeling of fullness and satiety due to which the food intake by the patient decreases. As a result, the patient eats less which further helps in weight loss.

Q. How is Trulicity administered?

Trulicity is injected under the skin (subcutaneously) of your stomach, thigh, or upper arm. It should not be injected into a muscle or vein. You can use the same area of your body each week to take the injection, but make sure that a different injection site is used within that area. Use Trulicity as advised by your doctor. You can take it with or without food. If you are on insulin as well, do not mix insulin and Trulicity in the same syringe. It is also recommended to check your blood sugar levels regularly.

Q. How to store Trulicity?

Trulicity should be refrigerated at 2°C - 8°C, but do not freeze it. Store Trulicity in the original packaging in order to protect from light. Keep the medicine out of the reach of children. Do not use the medicine if you notice that the pen is damaged or the medicine has become cloudy/discolored or has lumps in it.

Q. Are there any potential risks of using Trulicity?

Apart from the usual side effects of the medicine, Trulicity has been found to cause Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma, a type of cancer of thyroid gland. Its use may also increase the risk of inflammation of pancreas commonly known as pancreatitis which is a serious and painful condition. Discontinue the medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you suspect any signs or symptoms of thyroid problems (lump in throat, hoarseness and difficulty in speaking) or pancreatitis (stomach ache radiating to the back, upper abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting).

Q. What is the significance of HbA1c test?

Your doctor may ask you to get your HbA1c tested every 3 months. This test is done to see how well you have managed your blood sugar for the past 2-3 months.

Q. Can Trulicity be used with other diabetes medicine?

Yes, Trulicity can be used alone or in combination with other diabetes medicines only if prescribed by your doctor.

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References

  1. Dulaglutide. Indianapolis, Indiana: Eli Lilly and Company; 2014 [revised Jan. 2017]. [Accessed 25 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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