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Incretin mimetics

What are Incretin mimetics?

Incretin mimetics are agents that act like incretin hormones such as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). They bind to GLP-1 receptors and stimulate glucose dependent insulin release, therefore act as antihyperglycemics.

Incretin mimetics also suppress appetite and inhibit glucagon secretion. They slow gastric emptying and as a result prevent steep rise in post-prandial blood glucose levels.

Incretin mimetics are only used to treat type 2 diabetes.

List of Incretin mimetics:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Byetta (Pro)
Generic name: exenatide
83 reviews
Victoza (Pro)
Generic name: liraglutide
657 reviews
Saxenda (Pro)
Generic name: liraglutide
1,013 reviews
Bydureon (Pro)
Generic name: exenatide
246 reviews
Ozempic (Pro)
Generic name: semaglutide
164 reviews
Bydureon BCise (Pro)
Generic name: exenatide
22 reviews
Trulicity (Pro)
Generic name: dulaglutide
618 reviews
Tanzeum (Pro)
Generic name: albiglutide
11 reviews
Adlyxin (Pro)
Generic name: lixisenatide
0 reviewsAdd rating

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Medical conditions associated with incretin mimetics: