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Trulicity is a medication used to lower blood sugar and is available by prescription for people with Type 2 diabetes. It is an injected medication that works to prevent kidney damage and other poor health conditions resulting from unchecked high blood sugar. It can also decrease the risk of cardiovascular events like a heart attack or stroke. It is usually prescribed with doctor recommendations for a diet and exercise program for maximum effectiveness with blood sugar control.
You can buy Trulicity with a prescription, and your best price will be when you order medication online from Canada and Canpharm.
Type 2 diabetes is a common condition where the body has trouble using insulin or doesn't make enough of it. Insulin is required in the body to regulate blood sugar levels. It can develop in adults as well as children. In type 2 diabetes, blood sugar levels become too high because insulin isn't working correctly or produced enough by the body.
|License||EU EMA, US FDA|
|Legal status||RX Only|
|Elimination half-life||5 days|
|Dosage (Strength)||0.75mg/0.5mL pen 4 (1 box), 1.5mg/0.5mL pen 4 (1 box), 3mg/0.5mL pen 4 (1 box), 4.5mg/0.5mL pen 4 (1 box)|
|Pregnancy||Consult a doctor|
|Routes of administration||Subcutaneous|
The standard Trulicity dosage is an injection 1x per week.
Inject medication under the skin in the thigh, upper arm, or abdomen (excluding a 2” radius around the navel) as directed by your doctor.
The active ingredient in Trulicity is Dulaglutide.
Let your doctor know of any history of kidney disease, pancreatitis, stomach or intestinal disorders like gastroparesis, or eye problems like diabetic retinopathy before starting on Trulicity.
Medication may temporarily cause blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar. Driving or using machinery should be avoided if this occurs until your vision stabilizes.
This medication mimics a hormone called GLP-1 and can affect appetite and digestion, which may lead to Trulicity weight loss in some people.
Limit alcohol consumption while using Trulicity pens.
This medication could have drug interaction risks with albuterol, furosemide, glimepiride, glipizide, hydrochlorothiazide, levothyroxine, metoprolol, propranolol, and timolol. There is a possibility of other drug interactions, and it is best to talk to your healthcare provider about all the medications you take before you start your treatment with Trulicity.
Trulicity side effects may occur, and some users may experience nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, decrease appetite, tiredness, or weakness. If Trulicity side effects are experienced, you may want to stop using the medication and meet with your doctor again to discuss blood sugar-lowering medication alternatives.
Is Trulicity Insulin?
Trulicity is not an insulin; it is a medication classified as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. While Trulicity and insulin are used to manage blood sugar levels, they are very different medications with different mechanisms of action.
How does Trulicity work?
Trulicity works by stimulating the GLP-1 hormone receptor. It aids blood sugar regulation, suppresses hunger, and improves weight loss. It functions similarly to GLP-1, releasing insulin, slowing stomach emptying, and decreasing hepatic glucose synthesis.
Does Trulicity cause weight loss?
Yes, Trulicity can cause weight loss in persons with type 2 diabetes. According to clinical research, Trulicity has facilitated a weight reduction of 2 to 6 pounds throughout 26 to 30 weeks.
How long does Trulicity stay in your system?
It takes 25-27 days for Trulicity to leave your system entirely after discontinuation. The half-life of Trulicity is about five days, and it takes about five half-lives for a drug to leave your system. Based on this, it should take about 25 days for Trulicity to leave your system after the last dose.
How to use a Trulicity pen?
To use the Trulicity pen, remove the pen cap and attach the needle securely to the pen. Choose an injection site, clean it, and set the prescribed dose using the dose selector. Inject the dose by pressing the injection button fully against your skin. Hold it for 5 seconds. Remove the needle from your skin and safely dispose of the used pen, following proper sharps disposal guidelines.
Does Trulicity need to be refrigerated?
Until needed, Trulicity should be stored in a refrigerator between 36°F and 46°F (2°C and eight °C). It must be disposed of if it has been left outside the fridge for more than 14 days and remains unused. You can keep Trulicity at room temperature for a maximum of 14 days without affecting its usability if it does not exceed 86°F (30°C).
How to inject Trulicity without pain?
Make sure you inject Trulicity on the site that has a large, definable muscle with little fat covering it (abdomen, thigh, or upper arm). Make sure to rotate your injection site and not tense your muscles while administering the shot. If the injection site is too painful, numb the site by applying an ice pack for 15 minutes. You can also ask your doctor to recommend an OTC numbing cream.
What is the average weight loss with Trulicity?
Even though individual results may vary, Trulicity can cause weight loss in people with type 2 diabetes. According to clinical studies, an average range of weight loss with Trulicity is 2 to 6 pounds (0.9 to 2.7 kilograms) throughout 26 to 30 weeks.