Trulicity ® (dulaglutide)

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How should Trulicity® (dulaglutide) be disposed of?

Dispose of used pens in a sharps container. Do not recycle the filled sharps container or the dulaglutide pens.


Why should dulaglutide pens be disposed of in a sharps container?

The needle on the dulaglutide pen is permanently attached and cannot be taken off. Even though the needle retracts after the injection, the pen is considered a “sharps” because of the attached needle.

  • Properly dispose of dulaglutide pens in a closable, puncture-resistant sharps container, even though there is no need to see or handle the needle.
  • DO NOT put used or unused dulaglutide pens in the household waste.
  • Dispose of your sharps containers safely when they are full.1

How should unused medicinal product be disposed of?

Any unused medicinal product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.2


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

2Trulicity [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.

Date of Last Review: 25 January 2022

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