GATTEX is a prescription medicine for adults with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) who need additional nutrition or fluids from intravenous (IV) feeding, also known as parenteral support. If this describes you, it’s a good idea to ask your doctor to help you understand if, and how, GATTEX can be included in your SBS management plan.
Clinical studies have shown that GATTEX can help reduce the amount of volume and days on parenteral support (PS) per week. When it comes to Short Bowel Syndrome, treatment results are going to vary because no two SBS patients are exactly alike. So it’s important to remember that the best way to find out if GATTEX is right for you is to talk with a doctor who’s familiar with your specific health situation.
The only way to know is to talk with your doctor. If you’re planning to bring GATTEX up at your next appointment, the Conversation Guide can help you prepare for the conversation.Ask about gattex
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:
GATTEX 63% reduced PS by 20% or more
Placebo 30% reduced PS by 20% or more
GATTEX 54% achieved at least 1 day off PS
Placebo 23% achieved at least 1 day off PS
Over time, and under the supervision of her doctor, GATTEX helped Peggy reduce the amount and the number of days she hooked up to IV hydration every week. She works closely with her doctors to monitor her condition, and to keep an eye out for side effects. She has experienced blockage of the bowel, a bloated feeling and redness at the injection site. Now that Peggy spends fewer day(s) infusing PS, she spends some of that time traveling and volunteering.
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 Peggy's journey with SBS
Peggy is a real patient
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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