Trulicity ® (dulaglutide)

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Trulicity® (dulaglutide): Use with COVID-19 Vaccines

The use of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 in patients treated with dulaglutide has not been studied.

Detailed Information

COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, previously referred to as "2019 novel coronavirus."1

The use of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in patients treated with dulaglutide has not been studied by Lilly.

Decisions regarding the use of any vaccination, including SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, in patients treated with dulaglutide should be made at the discretion of the prescribing physician using their best clinical judgment, and must be made by the clinician after careful consideration of risk factors of the patient as well as the risks and benefits of vaccination. Consultation with an infectious disease expert may be helpful in high-risk or emergency situations such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Possible impact of vaccination on blood glucose concentration

The International Diabetes Federation IDF states that after any vaccination the blood glucose levels might rise for a few days.2

Further resources on COVID-19 Vaccines and Diabetes

For information on COVID-19 vaccines and diabetes, please refer to

For current information on COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines in gereral, please refer to

References

1. Naming the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the virus that causes it. World Health Organization. Accessed March 17, 2020. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/naming-the-coronavirus-disease-(covid-2019)-and-the-virus-that-causes-it

2. International Diabetes Federation Europe. Diabetes & Coronavirus Vaccination. https://idf.org/our-network/regions-members/europe/europe-news/370-diabetes-coronavirus-vaccination.html. Accessed April 29, 2021

3. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. European web page of the World Health Organization. Accessed March 20, 2020. http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19

4. COVID-19. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Accessed March 20, 2020. https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china

Glossary

COVID-19 = coronavirus disease 2019

ECDC = European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

EU WHO = World Health Organization (European regional office)

IDF = International Diabetes Federation

Lilly = Eli Lilly and Company

SARS-CoV-2 = severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

Date of Last Review: January 12, 2021


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