Prescription Drug Coverage

Trulicity Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Trulicity. Learn more about Trulicity and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Dulaglutide

Typical dosage: 4 pens of 1.5mg/0.5ml

Typical type: Injection1

Trulicity is a medication used in type 2 diabetes to improve blood sugar control. Trulicity is a once-weekly injectable medication and is only available as brand name.

Trulicity is a prescription medication that contains the active ingredient Dulaglutide. It is injected into the upper arm, abdomen, or thigh once weekly to lower blood sugar in patients with high blood sugar due to type 2 diabetes.

Trulicity promotes glucagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptors to help your pancreas release insulin and can slow digestion in your stomach. Common side effects of Trulicity include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood sugar, stomach pain and loss of appetite.

Does Medicare cover Trulicity?

Yes! 84% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Trulicity.1

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  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). Most Medicare Advantage beneficiaries (88 percent) are enrolled in MA-PDs.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Trulicity.

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How much does Trulicity cost with Medicare?1

Your copay and deductible stage determine how much Trulicity will cost. In the deductible stage when you're responsible for the full cost,  your costs can range from $42 to $873. After you meet your Part D deductible, costs can range from $19 to $873.

Drug coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have. Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information

Deductible stage Typical copay stage
Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.

In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.

Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $480 in 2022.
After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.

During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
$42 – $873 $19 – $873

Additional information

Trulicity is prescribed when diet and exercise have failed to control blood sugar levels and has an added benefit of weight loss. Trulicity is provided as pre-filled syringes, and each syringe is to be used for one injection only. Ideally, Trulicity should be injected on the same day of each week, at roughly the same time of day.

Low blood sugar can happen while taking Trulicity with other diabetes medications. Signs of low blood sugar include dizziness, headache, sleepiness, weakness, hunger, shaking, confusion, and sweating. Talk to your doctor if you experience these symptoms.

Use of this medication should be closely monitored in patients with liver, kidney, stomach, or intestine abnormalities.

You should not use this medication if you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2) because of an increased risk for thyroid tumors.

While many patients can safely use Trulicity, it is not currently recommended for women who are pregnant due to minimal information in these individuals. It is unknown if Trulicity is present in breast milk.



This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.


Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.