A doctor or nurse will show you how to prepare, measure your dose, and give your injection the right way. Watch video here.

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).

How to use GATTEX®

" A nurse came to my home to show me how to prepare, measure my dose, and give my injection of GATTEX the right way. I remember how nervous I was, but what a feeling to be able to do this for myself.”

Peggy is a real patient taking GATTEX.

Video for Instructions for Use

Read the Instructions for Use before you start using GATTEX and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. Your healthcare provider or nurse should show you how to prepare, measure your dose, and give your injection of GATTEX the right way. If you cannot give yourself the injection, ask your healthcare provider or nurse to help you or ask someone who has been trained by a healthcare provider or nurse to give you your injections. The Instructions for Use do not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider.

See how to prepare and administer GATTEX

GATTEX is a once-daily injection

It's important to read the Medication Guide carefully before you start taking GATTEX and each time you get a refill.

The Medication Guide does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.

How should you use GATTEX?

  • Use GATTEX exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to.
  • GATTEX is given 1 time each day at the same time.
  • Inject your dose of GATTEX under the skin (subcutaneous injection) in your stomach area (abdomen), upper legs (thighs), or upper arms. Do not inject GATTEX into a vein or muscle.
  • Use a different injection site each time you use GATTEX.
  • GATTEX comes as a powder for injection in a vial that is used only 1 time (single-use vial). The powder must be mixed with Sterile Water for Injection (a diluent) provided in a prefilled syringe before you inject it.
  • GATTEX must be injected within 3 hours after you mix it with the diluent.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember that day. Take your next dose the next day at the same time you take it every day.
  • Do not take 2 doses on the same day.
  • If you use more than 1 dose, call your healthcare provider right away.
  • Read the Instructions for Use for detailed instructions for preparing and injecting a dose of GATTEX.

How Peggy Learned to Use GATTEX


For additional information about how to use GATTEX, check out the Instructions for Use and talk to your doctor.

How should I store GATTEX?

  • Store GATTEX powder at room temperature up to 25°C (77°F).
  • Do not freeze GATTEX.
  • Use the GATTEX powder by the expiration date on the “Use By” sticker on the kit. Use GATTEX within 3 hours after mixing it.
  • Throw away any unused GATTEX that has been mixed, even if there is medicine left in the vial.
  • Do not store any GATTEX you have mixed.
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Want to talk with someone who takes GATTEX?

Everyone who takes GATTEX had to learn how to inject their medication from a healthcare professional. Schedule a call with a Patient Ambassador to talk about their personal experience with injection training through our mentor program, SBS Connect. Remember that everyone's experience will be different.

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This call isn’t a substitute for injection training from a healthcare professional. Please see the Instructions for Use for more information on administering GATTEX and talk to your doctor.

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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