くすりのしおり

Self-injection
Revised: 5/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
TRULICITY ATEOS
 Active ingredient:
Dulaglutide(genetical recombination)
 Dosage form:
limpid and colorless injectable preparation
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Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, designed so that extended efficacy can be obtained by once weekly injection. This medicine improves blood sugar (glucose) by enhancing glucose-dependent insulin secretion via direct action on GLP-1 receptor in the pancreas.
This medicine is commonly used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines. If you have diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic coma, precoma, type 1 diabetes. In case of any emergent situation such as severe infections or surgery.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, inject 0.75 mg subcutaneously once a week. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Inject TRULICITY on the same day each week.
  • TRULICITY is injected into the skin (subcutaneous injection) of your stomach area (abdomen), upper leg (thigh), or upper arm. Be sure to choose a different injection site each time when you are injecting to the same area of your body.
  • Read the attached instructions carefully before use.
  • If you miss a dose and there are at least 3 days (72 hours) until the next scheduled dose, inject the missed dose as soon as possible. You can then resume your regular once weekly dosing schedule. If there are less than 3 days (72 hours) remaining, skip the missed dose and inject on your regular once weekly dosing day. You should never inject two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally injected more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Follow your instructed diet and exercise programs.
  • The medicine may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Pay close attention when you perform any operations with potential risk such as working at heights or driving a motor vehicle. You should inform your family and persons around you about the risk of hypoglycemia. If any symptoms of hypoglycemia occur, consume sugar or sugar-rich foods immediately.
  • Acute pancreatitis may occur. If persistent severe abdominal pain with vomiting occurs, please discontinue TRULICITY and contact your doctor immediately.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include constipation, nausea, diarrhea and upper abdominal pain. Stop using this medicine when any of the following adverse reactions appear: acute pancreatitis, anaphylaxis, angioedema and intestinal obstruction. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • great hunger, cold sweat, tremor of limbs [hypoglycemia]
  • hives, swelling of lips, swelling in the throat, breathing difficulty [anaphylaxis, angioedema]
  • severe pain in the upper abdomen or back pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite [acute pancreatitis]
  • obstructed intestines are obstructed and bowel contents unable to pass through (constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting) [intestinal obstruction]
  • frequent diarrhea unable to leave the toilet, muddy or watery stools, vomiting [severe diarrhea, vomiting]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep TRULICITY out of the reach of children. TRULICITY must be protected from light. Store TRULICITY at 2 to 8 degrees Celcius (in a refrigerator, etc) but do not freeze. If stored at room temperature, TRULICITY should be protected from light and used within 14 days. TRULICITY should not be stored at over 30 degrees Celcius.
  • Discard the used or remaining medicine as instructed by your doctor without keeping them. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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