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Trulicity 1.5mg Pre-Filled Pen

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Overview

Introduction of Trulicity Solution for Injection

Trulicity 1.5mg 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 1.5mg Pre-Filled Pen will depend on your condition and what other diabetes medicines you’re 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. Don’t 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. Trulicity 1.5mg Pre-Filled Pen should be used with a proper diet and exercise programme to control high blood glucose and you could also attend a diabetes education programme to learn more about managing diabetes. This medicine should be stored in a fridge until you need it but don’t freeze it.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, wind and loss of appetite. It can also lead to hypoglycemia (having a hypo) especially if you’re taking other medicines to lower blood glucose. Make sure you know how to recognise and deal with a hypo. If you experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar, don’t 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’ve ever had liver or kidney disease, severe vomiting or diarrhea, pancreatitis, stomach problems or extreme dehydration (loss of body water). This medicine may not be suitable. Also tell your doctor if you’re taking any other medicines which may affect the way this medicine works. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your doctor if it’s safe to take Trulicity 1.5mg Pre-Filled Pen.

Uses of Trulicity Solution for Injection

Trulicity Solution for Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea

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 1.5mg 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.

Trulicity Solution for Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Trulicity 1.5mg Pre-Filled Pen
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Trulicity 1.5mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Trulicity 1.5mg 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 1.5mg 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 1.5mg Pre-Filled Pen is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Trulicity 1.5mg Pre-Filled Pen may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Trulicity 1.5mg Pre-Filled Pen is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease because the information available is very limited.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Trulicity 1.5mg Pre-Filled Pen is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Trulicity 1.5mg Pre-Filled Pen may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Trulicity Solution for Injection?

If you miss a dose of Trulicity 1.5mg Pre-Filled Pen, take it as soon as you remember. If the next dose is to be taken within the next 72 hours, then skip the missed dose. Do not take 2 doses of Trulicity 1.5mg 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

Expert Advice

  • Trulicity 1.5mg 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 1.5mg Pre-Filled Pen if particles appear or if the solution is cloudy and/or discoloured.
  • Trulicity 1.5mg 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.

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
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Trulicity

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Having Type 2 Diabetes since last 16 years. As per my present medication I am taking one Glimaday Forte-3 1000mg in morning before breakfast and one at night before dinner. Stamace -5 one after BF for BP, range 140-94 . in afternoon one tenepride 20 and one Roustor gold for cholesterol and after dinner one multivitamin diataal and Basugine 20 count on my pen. Normal lifestyle, sitting job less physical activity , average sleep time 12.00-7.00am. Present blood sugar level 220 before BF and 300 after BF. Pl guide
Dr. Ashwin Porwal
Diabetes Specialist
your blood sugar levels are pretty highask your treating physician to increase your dose
My mom is diabetic from last 13 years. She is on medicine and having type 2 diabetes. Currently she is taking below medicine - amaryl m2, galvusmet 50/500, forxiga-10. But from last week her sugar level is increasing and now reaches to 250 fasting. Could you please recommend me ayurvedic medicine that will keep sugar level in control and keep her energitic. Thanks
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Please consult with Ayurvedic doctor nearest to your home.
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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 should be chosen 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, then 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, difficulty in speaking) or pancreatitis (stomach ache radiating to the back, upper abdominal pain, fever, nausea, 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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