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Trulicity (dulaglutide)

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Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

ARTICLE RELATED DISEASES IMAGES & QUIZZES INDEX Type 2 Diabetes: Learn the Warning Signs Diabetes Friendly Dining Type 2 Diabetes: Test Your Medical IQ GENERIC NAME: dulaglutideBRAND NAME: Trulicity

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

USES:

Trulicity is used with diet and exercise to improve control of blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Trulicity should not be used for treating diabetic ketoacidosis or type 1 diabetes.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Common side effects of Trulicity include:

Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Abdominal pain Decreased appetite Increased amylase Increased lipase

Other possible side effects of Trulicity include:

Indigestion Fatigue Injection site reactions (pain, redness, itching) Hypoglycemia (in combination with other diabetes drugs)

Possible serious side effects of Trulicity include:

Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) Pancreatitis Kidney failure Thyroid C-cell tumors

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