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Trulicity vs. Tanzeum

Reviewed on 6/18/2019

Are Trulicity and Tanzeum the Same Thing?

Trulicity (dulaglutide) and Tanzeum (albiglutide) are human GLP-1 receptor agonists used as adjuncts to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Side effects of Trulicity and Tanzeum that are similar include nausea, vomiting, indigestion/heartburn, and diarrhea.

Side effects of Trulicity that are different from Tanzeum include abdominal pain or discomfort, decreased appetite, frequent bowel movements, fatigue, constipation, gas, bloating, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), weakness/lack of energy, feeling unwell (malaise), belching, and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Side effects of Tanzeum that are different from Trulicity include injection site reactions (such as itching, rash, redness, bleeding, itching), cough, back pain, joint pain, sinus infection (sinusitis), upper respiratory tract infections, and cold or flu symptoms.

Both Trulicity and Tanzeum may interact with other oral medications taken at the same time.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Trulicity?

Common side effects of Trulicity include:

  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • frequent bowel movements,
  • vomiting,
  • abdominal pain or discomfort,
  • decreased appetite,
  • indigestion,
  • fatigue,
  • constipation,
  • gas,
  • bloating,
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),
  • weakness/lack of energy,
  • feeling unwell (malaise),
  • belching, and
  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Tanzeum?

Common side effects of Tanzeum include:

  • diarrhea,
  • nausea,
  • injection site reactions (such as itching, rash, redness, bleeding, itching),
  • cough,
  • back pain,
  • joint pain,
  • diarrhea,
  • sinus infection (sinusitis),
  • upper respiratory tract infections,
  • vomiting,
  • indigestion/heartburn, and
  • cold or flu symptoms.

What Is Trulicity?

Trulicity (dulaglutide) is a human GLP-1 receptor agonist used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

What Is Tanzeum?

Tanzeum (albiglutide) Pen for Injection for Subcutaneous Use is a GLP-1 receptor agonist, a recombinant fusion protein used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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What Drugs Interact With Trulicity?

Trulicity may interact with other oral medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Trulicity should be taken only if prescribed; it is unknown if it would affect a fetus. It is unknown if Trulicity passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Tanzeum?

Tanzeum may affect the absorption of medications taken orally at the same time. It may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tanzeum is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy. Due to the long washout period for Tanzeum, patients should consider stopping the drug at least 1 month before a planned pregnancy. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk but it may be possible and could result in decreased body weight of nursing infants. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Trulicity Be Taken?

The recommended initiating dose of Trulicity is 0.75 mg once weekly. The maximum recommended dose is 1.5 mg once weekly.

How Should Tanzeum Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Tanzeum is 30 mg once weekly given as a subcutaneous injection in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm region. The dosage may be increased to 50 mg once weekly if the glycemic response is inadequate.

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References
SOURCE:

Eli Lilly and Company. Trulicity Product Information.

https://www.trulicity.com/

GSK. Tanzeum Product Information.

https://www.gsksource.com/pharma/content/dam/GlaxoSmithKline/US/en/Prescribing_Information/Tanzeum/pdf/TANZEUM-PI-MG-IFU-COMBINED.PDF
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