How to Use Trulicity
Whether you are new to Trulicity, or about to transition to a different dose, the information on this site can help you get started.
Getting access to savings
If eligible, you may be eligible to pay as little as $25 for 12 Trulicity pens with the Trulicity Savings Card.
How Trulicity can help adults with type 2 diabetes
Starts acting from the first dose
Trulicity is a non-insulin option that helps your body release the insulin it's already making.
Blood sugar levels
In studies, Trulicity has been proven to lower blood sugar levels. People taking Trulicity may notice better blood sugar numbers before eating in the morning (fasting blood sugar).
Trulicity may offer lasting A1C improvements. In a study, some Trulicity users saw a significant improvement when their A1C was measured after 6 months, and it was still improved after they had been taking Trulicity for 1 year.
The majority of people reached an A1C under 7%.
In Trulicity studies with other medication, 50% to 67% of patients with an average starting A1C of 8% to 8.6% reached an A1C <7% across 4 doses.
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Ask your doctor how to recognize possible serious side effects and what to do
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Your risk for getting low blood sugar may be higher if you use Trulicity with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include dizziness or light-headedness, confusion or drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, fast heartbeat, sweating, hunger, shakiness, feeling jittery, weakness, anxiety, irritability, or mood changes.
People lost up to 10 lbs.
Trulicity is not a weight loss drug. In studies with other diabetes medications, weight change in adults ranged from +0.4 lbs (0.75 mg) to - 10.1 lbs (4.5 mg). Individual results may vary.
In one study, many people lost some weight over the course of 6 months, and they were able to keep it off for the remainder of the study.
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Serious allergic reactions. Stop using Trulicity and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction which may include: swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, problems breathing or swallowing, severe rash or itching, fainting or feeling dizzy, or a very rapid heartbeat.
Choosing your Trulicity day
Trulicity is designed to fit into your busy life. Trulicity is taken once a week. On your Trulicity day, you can take your dose at any time of the day, with or without food. So start by picking the best day for you and mark it as your Trulicity day. Do your best to stick to the same day every week.
If you missed your Trulicity dose, or need to change your Trulicity day, read below.
If you'd like to change your Trulicity day, you can. If it's been more than 3 days since your last dose, you can switch. If it's been fewer than 3 days since your last dose, wait until the following week to take the dose on your new Trulicity day.‡
Using your Trulicity Pen
Read the Instructions for Use included with your pen.
Every dose of Trulicity comes in the easy-to-use* pen, so you can continue to have the same experience with once-weekly Trulicity, regardless of the dose you've been prescribed.
Uncap the pen
Place and unlock
Press and hold
Choosing your injection site
Your doctor can help you choose the areas on your body that are best to use Trulicity. Be sure to use a different spot in that area every time. Suggested areas to use Trulicity are your upper arm, abdomen, or thigh (see diagram).
More dose options. More treatment possibilities.
Trulicity has 4 dose options to better fit your diabetes needs. And because each dose comes in the easy-to-use* pen, you can continue to have the same experience with once-weekly Trulicity, regardless of the dose you've been prescribed.