Can You Get a Trulicity Prescription Online?
If your type 2 diabetes isn’t well-controlled on your current medication and you're looking for a new treatment you may have heard about Trulicity. If you're wondering if Trulicity is right for you, you're in the right place. Let’s talk about what Trulicity is, how it works, the benefits, side effects, and other considerations and precautions as well as how you can get a Trulicity prescription online.
What is Trulicity?
Trulicity is the brand name for dulaglutide, a medication that is used to treat type 2 diabetes in people whose blood sugar isn’t well-controlled from diet, exercise, and other diabetes medications.
How Does Trulicity Work?
Trulicity resembles a natural hormone in your body, incretin, which causes your body to release insulin when your blood sugar levels get high (like after a meal). It also decreases how much sugar your liver makes. Both of these things lead to reduced blood sugar levels.
Trulicity Dosage and Treatment
The starting dosage of Trulicity is usually 0.75 mg injected once a week under the skin in the abdomen, upper arm, or thigh. The dosage may be increased to 1.5 mg once a week. Always follow your doctor’s dosing instructions.
Benefits of Trulicity
Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels can cause nerve damage, blindness, kidney damage, sexual dysfunction, and loss of limbs. By lowering blood sugar levels, Trulicity lowers these risks.
Side Effects of Trulicity
While generally considered safe, Trulicity does carry a risk of side effects. Potential side effects that you may experience include:
- Upset stomach
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased appetite
- Kidney problems
- Slow or irregular heartbeat
- Low blood sugar
- Serious allergic reaction
- Thyroid tumor
Considerations and Precautions of Trulicity
Trulicity is safe for most people, but it isn’t right for everybody. To avoid complications, make sure you tell your doctor about all the medications you take and your complete medical history.
Like most medications, Trulicity may cause interactions with other medications, especially since it can slow your digestion. Always tell your doctor about every medication you take, including vitamins, supplements, and over the counter medication.
Other Precautions of Trulicity
Trulicity isn’t appropriate for everybody. Make sure you share your entire medical history with your doctor to prevent serious complications. Be particularly certain to mention any of the following:
- Personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (a type of thyroid cancer)
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (tumors in your glands)
- Stomach or intestinal disorder
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- You’ve been sick with vomiting or diarrhea
- You use insulin or other diabetes medication
Trulicity and Pregnancy
It’s unknown if Trulicity is safe to take during pregnancy. Discuss the benefits and risks of taking Trulicity with your doctor if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.
Diabetes may become worse or more difficult to control during pregnancy. Be sure to stay in close contact with your doctor throughout your pregnancy if you have diabetes.
Trulicity may pass into breast milk. Talk to your doctor about whether Trulicity is safe to take while breastfeeding.
Can You Buy Trulicity Online?
While it is possible to buy Trulicity online, you must be very careful. You will find websites claiming that they can mail prescription medications from other countries to your doorstep. However, federal law requires everybody to speak to a doctor before getting Trulicity or any other prescription medication.
Luckily, there is a safe, legal, and reputable way to buy Trulicity online. With online appointments at PlushCare, you can have a secure phone or video conversation with a licensed doctor who can help decide if Trulicity is appropriate for you. If they decide that it is right for you, they can send an electronic prescription to a pharmacy near you.
Interested in learning more? Any time of day or night, you can get started by clicking here or calling (888) 805-7076 to schedule an appointment.
You’ll have a video or phone appointment with one of our trusted doctors where you’ll tell them about your current symptoms and concerns, and they will decide if Trulicity is appropriate for you. If they feel you would benefit from Trulicity (or a different medication), they will electronically send a prescription to your preferred pharmacy, where you can pick up your Trulicity prescription as soon as it’s ready.
Ready to get started? Click here or call (888) 805-7076 to make an appointment. It really is that easy to buy Trulicity online.
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