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GATTEX Patient Stories

Learn about how some people were able to achieve less time on parenteral support (PS) with GATTEX.

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Kat’s story is about reducing PS volume

With the help of GATTEX, my doctor was able to cut my weekly PS. I’m now infusing fewer liters of PS a week.

-Kat, Gattex patient

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Volume

GATTEX reduced the weekly volume of PS.
 

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Peggy's story is about achieving time off PS

Now, I spend my days off PS engaged in pastimes like being with friends, traveling, and engaging in volunteer activities.

-Peggy, Gattex patient

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Time

People treated with GATTEX achieved more time off of PS.

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Betsy’s story is about achieving freedom from PS

Over time with GATTEX, my doctors started slowly reducing my PS. A year later, my PS had been stopped altogether.

-Betsy, Gattex patient

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Freedom

Over time, some people achieved complete freedom from PS with GATTEX.

In a 6-month study, 27 out of 43 adults treated with GATTEX reduced weekly PS volume by 20% or more vs 13 out of 43 on placebo, and 21 out of 39 achieved at least 1 day off PS per week vs 9 out of 39 on placebo. After 30 months of treatment, 10 out of 30 adults no longer needed PS. In a 6-month study, 18 out of 26 children treated with GATTEX reduced weekly PS volume by 20% or more, 10 out of 26 achieved a reduction of at least 1 day off PS per week, and 3 out of 26 no longer needed PS.

Speak to an SBS Ambassador

Through SBS Connect, you can speak with someone who knows what it’s like to live with SBS—and is ready to share their personal story.*

SBS Patient Ambassadors are adults with short bowel syndrome who know what it’s like to be dependent on parenteral support (PS) and who have experience taking GATTEX. Through SBS Connect, talk one on one with a Patient Ambassador as they share their experiences of living with SBS and journey from diagnosis to treatment.

Always remember that individual experiences and results will vary. The SBS Connect Program is not intended for the purpose of disease diagnosis. It is not a substitute for information that is provided to you by your physician. You should always discuss your medical condition and any questions you have with your physician.

Sign up here. To connect by phone, call 1-844-247-1638.

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Personalized product support

The pathway to treatment is different for every patient, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. OnePath is committed to providing support services to patients and their caregivers affected by rare diseases

With OnePath, each eligible patient is partnered with a dedicated Patient Support Manager and an Onboarding and Access Specialist (OAS) who can assist with many aspects of treatment, including:

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Navigating health insurance

Providing information about financial assistance options

Providing information about financial assistance options

Coordinating free injection training. If required by the healthcare professional

Coordinating free injection training, if requested by the healthcare professional

Working with the specialty pharmacy to coordinate in-home product delivery

Working with the specialty pharmacy to coordinate in-home product delivery

Providing ongoing education throughout the treatment journey

Providing ongoing education throughout the treatment journey

Download this guide to learn more about the full OnePath journey.

Visit OnePath.com or call 1-866-888-0660 to get started. Patient Support Managers are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-8:00 PM ET.

More about your OnePath Patient Support Manager

After you enroll in OnePath, you will be assigned a dedicated Patient Support Manager who will be your main point of contact throughout your treatment journey. Your Patient Support Manager will work with you to help access your prescribed Takeda medication. He or she will help you navigate many different aspects of your therapy, from insurance and financial options to training and prescription fulfillment.

Download this guide for more information about Patient Support Managers.

More about your OnePath OAS

Your OAS is a local resource for product support who will:

  • Work closely with you during the first few months
  • Provide educational information about GATTEX for you to discuss with your doctor
  • Provide information about available resources for financial assistance, if needed
  • Answer any questions you may have about the steps to getting GATTEX as prescribed

Download this guide for more information about your OAS.

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Resources for every stage of your journey

These materials are intended for adult patients or caregivers.

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What is GATTEX?

GATTEX® (teduglutide) for subcutaneous injection is a prescription medicine used in adults and children 1 year of age and older with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) who need additional nutrition or fluids from intravenous (IV) feeding (parenteral support). It is not known if GATTEX is safe and effective in children under 1 year of age.

Important safety information

What is the most important information I should know about GATTEX?

GATTEX may cause serious side effects, including:

Making abnormal cells grow faster

GATTEX can make abnormal cells that are already in your body grow faster. There is an increased risk that abnormal cells could become cancer. If you get cancer of the bowel (intestines), liver, gallbladder or pancreas while using GATTEX, your healthcare provider should stop GATTEX. If you get other types of cancers, you and your healthcare provider should discuss the risks and benefits of using GATTEX.

Polyps in the colon (large intestine)

Polyps are growths on the inside of the colon. Your healthcare provider will have your colon checked for polyps within 6 months before starting GATTEX and have any polyps removed. Children and adolescents will be checked for blood in the stool before they start using GATTEX.

To keep using GATTEX, your healthcare provider should have your colon checked for new polyps at the end of 1 year of using GATTEX. If no polyp is found, your healthcare provider should check you for polyps as needed and at least every 5 years and have any new polyps removed. If cancer is found in a polyp, your healthcare provider should stop GATTEX.

Blockage of the bowel (intestines)

A bowel blockage keeps food, fluids, and gas from moving through the bowels in the normal way. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of a bowel or stomal blockage:

  • trouble having a bowel movement or passing gas
  • stomach area (abdomen) pain or swelling
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • swelling and blockage of your stoma opening, if you have a stoma

If a blockage is found, your healthcare provider may temporarily stop GATTEX.

Swelling (inflammation) or blockage of your gallbladder or pancreas

Your healthcare provider will do tests to check your gallbladder and pancreas within 6 months before starting GATTEX and at least every 6 months while you are using GATTEX. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get:

  • stomach area (abdomen) pain and tenderness
  • chills
  • fever
  • a change in your stools
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dark urine
  • yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes

Fluid overload

Your healthcare provider will check you for too much fluid in your body. Too much fluid in your body may lead to heart failure, especially if you have heart problems. Tell your healthcare provider if you get swelling in your feet and ankles, you gain weight very quickly (water weight), or you have trouble breathing.

The most common side effects of GATTEX in adults include:

  • stomach area (abdomen) pain or swelling
  • nausea
  • cold or flu symptoms
  • skin reaction where the injection was given
  • vomiting
  • swelling of the hands or feet
  • allergic reactions

The side effects of GATTEX in children and adolescents are similar to those seen in adults.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before using GATTEX?

Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you or your child:

  • have cancer or a history of cancer
  • have or had polyps anywhere in your bowel (intestines) or rectum
  • have heart problems
  • have high blood pressure
  • have problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys
  • are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if GATTEX will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant while using GATTEX.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if GATTEX passes into your breast milk. You should not breastfeed during treatment with GATTEX. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby while using GATTEX.

Tell your healthcare providers about all the medicines you take, including prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using GATTEX with certain other medicines may affect each other causing side effects. Your other healthcare providers may need to change the dose of any oral medicines (medicines taken by mouth) you take while using GATTEX. Tell the healthcare provider who gives you GATTEX if you will be taking a new oral medicine.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional safety information, click here for full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide, and discuss any questions with your doctor.

What is GATTEX?

GATTEX® (teduglutide) for subcutaneous injection is a prescription medicine used in adults and children 1 year of age and older with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) who need additional nutrition or fluids from intravenous (IV) feeding (parenteral support). It is not known if GATTEX is safe and effective in children under 1 year of age.

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. Click here for additional Important Safety Information.

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