Lose Weight With Trulicity

Trulicity is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) drug used in combination with exercise and diet for the management of high blood sugar in adults with type II diabetes.

Trulicity has been shown to help individuals lose weight when combined with diet and exercise lifestyle changes.

If your assessment makes you eligible, we may prescribe you Trulicity to help you lose weight.

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What is Trulicity?

Trulicity is a long-acting selective GLP-1 receptor agonist that reduces blood sugar levels and enhances feelings of fullness in people who are overweight or obese.

Trulicity has been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of diabetes in adults. Trulicity is one of the weight loss medications provided for weight reduction or a weight-related medical problem by the Qilo healthcare professionals.

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The active ingredient in Trulicity is dulaglutide. Dulaglutide is a synthetic peptide that acts like a naturally occurring hormone in the body called GLP-1.

Trulicity (Dulaglutide) works by slowing the stomach from emptying, which helps you feel full after eating. It also slows down the rate at which sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream, which helps keep blood sugar levels under control.

How does Trulicity work?

Trulicity is a synthetic peptide that mimics the body's natural hormone GLP-1. GLP-1 is a naturally occurring hormone in the human body that acts on the brain to modulate appetite and food intake.

GLP-1s in the body increase insulin release after meals, which helps to keep blood sugar levels low. They also bind to brain receptors that suppress hunger. These receptors produce chemicals that reduce your desire to eat, leading to weight loss. However, because these molecules are natural, they do not stay in the human body for long. That is why taking GLP-1s can promote weight loss even if your body produces them naturally.

Trulicity, like GLP-1, reduces your appetite and the amount of food you consume, enabling you to lose weight. Trulicity works by delaying stomach emptying, making you feel fuller after eating. It also slows down sugar absorption into the circulation, which helps to maintain blood sugar levels within a healthy range.

Is Trulicity effective for weight loss?

Trulicity is an oral medicine that is both safe and effective in helping patients lose weight. Trulicity was found to be less effective in lowering body weight when compared to a placebo. When compared to individuals who took a placebo and engaged in more physical activity, the average weight loss was more than 10 pounds.

In studies with other diabetic medicines, weight loss was typically around 10.1 pounds (4.5 mg). Individual outcomes may differ. Many people lost weight in one study over the course of six months, and the majority were able to maintain their weight loss for the duration of the study.

How much does Trulicity cost?

Trulicity may be an expensive medication, and costs above $1,000.

How is Trulicity taken?

Trulicity is a medicine that is taken once a week. It's injected under the skin using a simple pen injector syringe, and it's convenient to use.

Trulicity injections may be given from the comfort of your own home without the assistance of a medical professional or clinician, and they are easy to use.

Trulicity injections are placed directly into the fatty tissue just beneath the skin's surface and should be administered once weekly at the same time each day. You should keep Trulicity in a refrigerator between 36°F and 46°F.

If your Qilo doctor prescribes Trulicity, he or she will walk you through the process of injecting it into your belly or upper thigh. Someone else can inject the medicine into your upper arm if you are unable to do it yourself.

Understanding your Trulicity dosage

GLP-1 injectable drugs are provided in a step-up fashion, which means that as you advance through the program, your Qilo healthcare providers will prescribe a greater dose until you reach the complete amount. This reduces the chance of any medication-related negative effects.

Trulicity is available in four distinct dosing strengths. Trulicity is started at 0.75 mg once daily and gradually increased until the full dose of 4.5 mg is reached. It is recommended to adhere to the dose schedule prescribed by your healthcare practitioner.


Side Effects of Trulicity

Trulicity side effects are extremely rare, with over 95% of people using these drugs experiencing no negative effects. The most common side effect in those who do is nausea or indigestion, which usually goes away within the first month of taking the medicine.

Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, dyspepsia, dizziness, abdominal distention, eructation, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in type 2 diabetes patients, flatulence, gastroenteritis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease are other common side effects of Trulicity medications. If you are taking another similar drug at the same time, using GLP-1 medications may put you at risk of hypoglycemia or acute renal injury.

If you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2), the GLP-1 class of medicines is not indicated. They are also not advised if you have had pancreatitis.

Speak with your healthcare provider if you have any concerns about your family history or ability to use a GLP-1 receptor agonist prescription.

Alternative medication

Trulicity is one of the multiple GLP-1 weight-loss classes of drugs. Other GLP-1 drug classes include