Teduglutide is a man-made form of an amino acid that affects the processes of growth and function of cells in the stomach and intestines. Teduglutide is used to treat short bowel syndrome in adults. Teduglutide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Gattex (teduglutide) is used to treat short bowel syndrome in adults. Gattex may help reduce the need for parenteral support as well. Note that Gattex is a prescription drug that is only available under a doctor's or physician's directive. Gattex may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by the doctor.