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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
liraglutide systemic (Pro)
1,988 reviews
7.7
exenatide systemic (Pro)
382 reviews
6.8
semaglutide systemic (Pro)
401 reviews
6.3
dulaglutide systemic (Pro)
808 reviews
5.2
albiglutide systemic (Pro)
11 reviews
4.6
lixisenatide systemic (Pro)
0 reviewsAdd rating
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See Also

Medical conditions associated with incretin mimetics: