Information about Dulaglutide
Dulaglutide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
How dulaglutide works
Dulaglutide is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas, decreases hormones that raise blood sugar levels, slows down gastric emptying and reduces appetite.
Common side effects of dulaglutide
Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Decreased appetite, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea
Available Medicine for Dulaglutide
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Expert advice for Dulaglutide
- Dulaglutide helps to control blood glucose levels and prevents long-term complications of diabetes.
- You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) along with Dulaglutide.
- Inject under the skin of your belly, thighs, or the back of your upper arm.
- Dulaglutide may cause nausea. To avoid it, eat smaller meals, limit fatty food intake and stop eating when you feel full.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If the next dose is within the 72 hours, then skip the missed dose.
- 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 upto 2 weeks.
- Do not use Dulaglutide if you notice that the pen is damaged, or the medicine does not appear clear and colourless.
- Notify your doctor immediately if you have severe and/or persistent upper abdominal pain.
- You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Dulaglutide.