Teduglutide is used by patients with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) who need intravenous (IV) nutrition and fluids. It may help to decrease the amount of intravenous nutrition needed by the patient. Teduglutide is similar to a natural hormone in your body (GLP-2). It works by helping to improve intestinal absorption of fluids and nutrients.
How to use Gattex One-Vial 5 Mg Subcutaneous Kit Short Bowel Syndrome-Glucagon-Like Peptide-2 (GLP-2) Analog
Read the Medication Guide and the Instructions For Use Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using teduglutide and each time you get a refill. Learn all preparation and usage instructions. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Do not shake the vial. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change the injection site each time to lessen injury under the skin.
Inject this medication under the skin in the thigh, abdomen, or upper arm as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.
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