Information about Dulaglutide
Dulaglutide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It can be used as a monotherapy (single therapy) when diet and exercise alone do not provide proper blood sugar control in patients for whom metformin is considered inappropriate. It can also be used as an add-on therapy with other glucose-lowering medicines if needed.
How Dulaglutide works
Dulaglutide is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas, decreases hormones that raise blood sugar levels, slows down digestion, and reduces appetite.
Common side effects of Dulaglutide
Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Decreased appetite, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea
Expert advice for Dulaglutide
- Dulaglutide 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 Dulaglutide if particles appear or if the solution is cloudy and/or discolored.
- Dulaglutide 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.