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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 Avg. Rating Reviews
Saxenda (Pro)
Generic name: liraglutide
1,334 reviews
Trulicity (Pro)
Generic name: dulaglutide
873 reviews
Victoza (Pro)
Generic name: liraglutide
740 reviews
Ozempic (Pro)
Generic name: semaglutide
577 reviews
Bydureon (Pro)
Generic name: exenatide
266 reviews
Rybelsus (Pro)
Generic name: semaglutide
108 reviews
Byetta (Pro)
Generic name: exenatide
81 reviews
Bydureon BCise (Pro)
Generic name: exenatide
48 reviews
Wegovy (Pro)
Generic name: semaglutide
25 reviews
Tanzeum (Pro)
Generic name: albiglutide
11 reviews
Adlyxin (Pro)
Generic name: lixisenatide
No reviews
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