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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
lixisenatide systemic (Pro)
0 reviewsAdd rating
albiglutide systemic (Pro)
11 reviews
dulaglutide systemic (Pro)
820 reviews
semaglutide systemic (Pro)
431 reviews
exenatide systemic (Pro)
385 reviews
liraglutide systemic (Pro)
2,020 reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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