Trulicity ® (dulaglutide) injection

0.75 mg/0.5 mL, 1.5 mg/0.5 mL, 3mg/0.5mL, 4.5mg/0.5mL

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How does Trulicity affect diabetic retinopathy?

Along with diet and exercise, Trulicity is used to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Rapid improvement in blood sugar has been associated with temporary worsening of diabetic retinopathy.

Detailed Information

High blood sugar may cause damage to the back of the eye, also known as the retina. This disease is called diabetic retinopathy.1

People living with diabetes may have changes in their vision; therefore, vision exams with your health care provider are encouraged to track any vision changes.1

In a clinical trial, patients that already had diabetic retinopathy had more eye problems while taking Trulicity than patients without diabetic retinopathy.2

Along with diet and exercise, Trulicity is used to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. If high blood sugar is corrected too quickly, this can sometimes make diabetic retinopathy temporarily worse.2

If you have diabetic retinopathy, and are taking Trulicity, you should be monitored closely by your health care provider.2

The effect of long-term diabetes control with Trulicity on diabetic retinopathy complications has not been studied.2

Eli Lilly and Company continues to monitor retinopathy reports through routine pharmacovigilance.

Enclosed Prescribing Information

TRULICITY® (dulaglutide) injection, for subcutaneous use, Lilly

References

1. Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.

2. Trulicity [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2020.

Date of Last Review: June 01, 2020


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