Dulaglutide is administered via subcutaneous injection with pre-filled pens. The usual initial dose is 0.75 mg subcutaneously once weekly. The dose can be increased to 1.5 mg once weekly for additional glycemic control after 4-8 weeks. If additional glycemic control is needed, you may further increase to 3 mg once weekly after at least 4 weeks on the 1.5 mg weekly dose and then to a maximum of 4.5 mg once weekly after at least 4 weeks on the 3 mg weekly dose.
Common dosing schedule:
Exenatide can be injected subcutaneously in the abdomen, thigh or upper arm. You may administer at any time of day, independently of meals.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Dulaglutide may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Dulaglutide is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Dulaglutide in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.