Treating type 2 diabetes. It is used along with diet and exercise. Trulicity is a glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor agonist. It works by increasing the amount of insulin that your body produces.
Trulicity is a medication designed to be taken regularly by patients with type 2 diabetes. It helps control high blood sugar. Dulaglutide, the active ingredient, is similar to a natural hormone in the body known as incretin. It works to increase the insulin response to high blood sugar levels as well as regulating the amount of sugar created by the liver.
Trulicity is a diabetic medicine that can be injected and is also known by the generic name dulaglutide. This is usually prescribed after other medications for managing type 2 diabetics have been efficient to regulate blood sugars. It is used once a week and is used to bind to glucagon-like peptide receptor to increase insulin secretion by the pancreatic cells: specifically the pancreatic B cells. Trulicity can be used as a stand-alone drug and is normally combined with diet and exercise.
When combined it is combined with other medications such as insulin, metformin, sulfonylureas and thiazolidinediones. Some patients experience sensitivity particularly affected are those with a history of cancers such as multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes and medullary thyroid carcinoma.