Trulicity (dulaglutide) is an injectable type 2 diabetes medication in the GLP-1 receptor agonist class of drugs. It helps release insulin when blood glucose rises at mealtime, helps slow down how quickly food leaves the stomach, and can limit how much glucose gets into the blood from the liver. Medications in the GLP-1 receptor agonist class may offer heart and kidney benefits for people with cardiovascular disease. Talk to your doctor about your options and whether switching to one of these medications may help you. Because type 2 diabetes medications act in different ways to lower blood glucose levels, doctors may prescribe multiple drugs to a patient. Several of the more popular combinations of oral medications can be prescribed together in a single pill. Each medication has its own side effects. Read labels carefully to be sure you know what they are.
GLP-1 receptor agonists