Other glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist antidiabetic agents that are taken weekly include but not limited to Trulicity (dulaglutide), Tanzeum (albiglutide), and Bydureon (exenatide).
Potential Alternatives for Ozempic
This injectable medication is designed to assist with controlling glucose levels. It can also help with weight loss. Exenatide works by stimulating the pancreas to release more insulin when glucose levels are high. In addition, exenatide helps with weight loss by slowing the digestion process so the stomach remains full longer.
Tanzeum is a weekly injectable that comes in a pre-filled pen. When blood glucose levels increase, albiglutide assists the pancreas in releasing insulin. In addition, Tanzeum slows digestion. This medication is designed to keep an individual’s blood glucose levels close to normal, which reduces the likelihood of a serious complication related to high blood sugar levels.
Along with diet and exercise, this weekly injectable medication helps adults who have type 2 diabetes control their blood glucose levels by prompting the release of insulin from the pancreas. Trulicity also slows digestion so food remains in the stomach area longer.
In addition to lowering blood sugar, dulaglutide is prescribed to decrease the likelihood of an individual with type 2 diabetes who has multiple cardiovascular risk factors or heart disease from experiencing a stroke, heart attack, or death. Just like Ozempic (semaglutide), Trulicity is available in a pre-filled pen.