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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
82 reviews
7.8
Victoza (Pro)
Generic name: liraglutide
709 reviews
7.8
Saxenda (Pro)
Generic name: liraglutide
1,148 reviews
7.7
Rybelsus (Pro)
Generic name: semaglutide
28 reviews
6.6
Bydureon (Pro)
Generic name: exenatide
261 reviews
6.4
Ozempic (Pro)
Generic name: semaglutide
323 reviews
6.2
Bydureon BCise (Pro)
Generic name: exenatide
28 reviews
5.4
Trulicity (Pro)
Generic name: dulaglutide
767 reviews
5.2
Tanzeum (Pro)
Generic name: albiglutide
11 reviews
4.6
Adlyxin (Pro)
Generic name: lixisenatide
0 reviewsAdd rating
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