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What are the side effects of dulaglutide (Trulicity) when treating my diabetes?

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The most common ones include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, belly pain, and less appetite. All GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) drugs, including dulaglutide, have a boxed warning noting that in animal studies, this type of drug has been linked to thyroid cancer in some rats and mice. Experts don't know whether it has the same effect in people.

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Nathan D. , January 2009.  Diabetes Care

Chiara Rossi M. . 2009. Acta Biomed

American Diabetes Association: "Other Injectable Medications."

Jones M. . June 2007. American Family Physician

UC Davis Health System: "Other injectable medications for diabetes."

Parks M. , 2010. New England Journal of Medicine

Meade L. , December 2009. Journal of Pharmacy Practice

FDA: "Byetta (exenatide) -- Renal Failure."

UpToDate: “Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Trulicty web site.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 9, 2018

SOURCES:

Nathan D. , January 2009.  Diabetes Care

Chiara Rossi M. . 2009. Acta Biomed

American Diabetes Association: "Other Injectable Medications."

Jones M. . June 2007. American Family Physician

UC Davis Health System: "Other injectable medications for diabetes."

Parks M. , 2010. New England Journal of Medicine

Meade L. , December 2009. Journal of Pharmacy Practice

FDA: "Byetta (exenatide) -- Renal Failure."

UpToDate: “Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Trulicty web site.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 9, 2018

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