Find definitions for words you’ll see on this site related to short bowel syndrome (SBS).

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).


"It was such a relief to find a team of healthcare professionals who knew what Short Bowel Syndrome was. They helped me understand what was going on in my body.”

Betsy is a real patient taking GATTEX.

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Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) is a rare, complicated condition. And that can mean reading through a lot of unfamiliar language and medical terminology. Here are some of the words you might have seen on this website and their definitions.



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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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