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  • 1.  Weekly injectables.

    Posted 16-12-2022 09:11
    When can we expect the new Mounjaro to come on or markets, we cant get Ozempic or Trulicity until later next year !

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    Alan
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  • 2.  RE: Weekly injectables.

    Posted 17-12-2022 06:12
    Hello Allan. Not sure if this helps but I recently spent time in hospital for non-diabetic related condition in which I lost a considerable amount and my current insulin was causing low blood sugar. My specialist has since put me onto Ryzodeg (a combination of the two types of insulin I was taking) and altered the dosage. Everyone is unique so consult your doctor to see if this helps

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    Christopher
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  • 3.  RE: Weekly injectables.

    Posted 17-12-2022 07:04
    Hi Christopher and Allan,
    Both my endocrinologist and GP recommended Ryzodeg but the endo said you had to shake it 40x before using it. Is that the same one? I'm not too keen on it if it is
    thanks

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    peterg
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  • 4.  RE: Weekly injectables.

    Posted 17-12-2022 07:16

     

    Hi Peter,

     

    I have not been told to shake it at all. The instruction leaflet in the box is what I follow.

     

    Chris






  • 5.  RE: Weekly injectables.

    Posted 17-12-2022 07:21
    Thanks Chris

    it must be something else I was recommended because my GP was surprised that my endo told me about that. Seeing my endo again in Feb so will clarify it then


    cheers

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    peterg
    w linktr.ee/p_terg
    (open to Twitter discussions)
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  • 6.  RE: Weekly injectables.

    Posted 19-12-2022 09:10
    Thanks Ursula,
    I am obviously thinking of two entirely different drugs- the one my endo wanted me to try and the one my GP recommended bc the GP looked at me like I didn't know what I was on about.
    I'll talk to my endo in Feb

    cheers

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    peterg
    w linktr.ee/p_terg
    (open to Twitter discussions)
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  • 7.  RE: Weekly injectables.

    Posted 18-12-2022 15:11

    Hi PeterG,
    I've been using ryzodeg for over 2 years. It has never been suggested (that it needs to be shaken) by any of my doctors nor my chemist , who is very good with information . It does have to be taken at the meal that has the most carbs in it as it contains both long & short acting insulin. 

    Hope  that helps. If I have any questions re medications I always  ask my pharmacist , it's their job to know.
    ursula



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    Ursula
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  • 8.  RE: Weekly injectables.

    Posted 17-12-2022 08:25
    Are you still checking in with your Chemists in your area? I have found that many of them are still getting limited supplies of both Trulicity & Ozempic. It seems it is a warehouse thing with some having stock . Some chemists are getting a couple of pens a week & one that I use got their entire back order supplied. Some chemists say they don't have any and that is because they have phone lists or are holding scripts and are filling them first. Over this entire time I have only been without for 1 month. Every chemist I ring or call in to all say to keep checking and don't give up. I live in regional Queensland and am prepared to travel 50 kms if necessary. My GP made sure that I had scripts for both Ozempic & Trulicity so I could try for both.
    Good luck.

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    Roz
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  • 9.  RE: Weekly injectables.

    Posted 17-12-2022 09:47
    Hi Roslyn

    I use Trulicity and have found the same.  My chemist is getting the occasional box of Trulicity and she rings me when she gets them. 

    My local chemist will not sell Trulicity or Ozempic when she can get it to anyone who wants it for weight loss, she says her diabetic patients are more important.

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    Caroline
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  • 10.  RE: Weekly injectables.

    Posted 22-12-2022 09:47
    Hi Alan and all,

    The response I got back from our diabetes educator is as follows:

    Mounjaro was TGA approved in January this year. See this link

    Eli Lilly may delay exporting Mounjaro to Asutralia as they are already experiencing an explosion of popularity of this medication in the USA.  Similar to the GLP-1 medications such as Ozempic and Trulicity. See this article.

    Suggested best option is to contact Eli Lilly. Also monitor their website here.

    We will continue to bring you updates if and when we receive them.

    Have a great day, Ange.

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    Natasha, Erin and Ange
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