Ask your doctor about GATTEX to see if it may be right for you. Find a list of questions that could help guide your conversation with your doctor.

GATTEX® (teduglutide [rDNA origin]) for Injection is a prescription medicine used in adults with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) who need additional nutrition or fluids from intravenous (IV) feeding (parenteral support).


“I made the decision to try GATTEX with my doctor and I continue to work closely with my team of healthcare professionals today.”

Kat is a real patient taking GATTEX.

Are you ready to ask your doctor about GATTEX?

If you’ve done your research and you’re ready to know if GATTEX could be an option for you, the next step is to talk with your doctor. The decision to try GATTEX is one that can only be made between you and your healthcare professional.

Here are some questions that can help guide your conversation with your doctor. Take this list with you, add your own questions and ask your doctor to help you understand the potential benefits and risks of treating with GATTEX.

  1. What volume of parenteral support (PS) do I currently require?
  2. How often do I infuse nutrients or fluids? How long does it take?
  3. How many years have I needed PS?
  4. Have I experienced any complications from PS?
  5. Do you think I’ll be able to reduce my PS volume in the future?
  6. Do you think I’ll be able to reduce the number of day(s) per week I’m infusing PS?
  7. Do you think GATTEX could help me?
  8. What are the benefits of taking GATTEX?
  9. What are the possible risks and side effects of GATTEX?
  10. What types of tests and procedures will I need before starting GATTEX and while taking GATTEX?
  11. Will GATTEX affect the medications I’m currently taking?
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What would a day off PS mean to you?

GATTEX was studied in a 6-month clinical trial of 86 adult SBS patients who needed to use
PS at least 3 times a week for at least 1 year. GATTEX helped the majority of patients:

Weekly PS volume
Reduce weekly PS volume

GATTEX 63% reduced PS by 20% or more

Placebo 30% reduced PS by 20% or more

Weekly PS
Get more day(s) off weekly PS

GATTEX 54% achieved at least 1 day off PS

Placebo 23% achieved at least 1 day off PS

This is Kat's story

More day(s) off PN

Less time infusing this weekend

Over time, and under the supervision of her doctor, GATTEX helped Kat reduce the amount of PS and the number of days she hooked up to IV nutrition every week. She works closely with her doctors to monitor her condition and keep an eye out for side effects. She does sometimes experience gas and bloating. Now that Kat spends fewer day(s) infusing PS, she spends some of that time traveling for work or to see friends.

It’s important to remember that no two people with SBS are alike, so results vary. The only way to know if GATTEX is right for you is to talk with your doctor.

More about Kat’s journey with SBS

Kat is a real patient
taking GATTEX.

Important Safety Information: GATTEX may cause serious side effects including making abnormal cells grow faster, polyps in the colon (large intestine), blockage of the bowel (intestines), swelling (inflammation) or blockage of your gallbladder or pancreas, and fluid overload.
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