- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Common Side-Effects
- 7 Serious Side-Effects
- 8 Disease Interactions
- 9 Technical Classification
- 10 Storage Conditions
- 11 Available Alternatives
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OverviewTEDUGLUTIDE is a Schedule H drug.
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.who are needed parenteral support.It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) once a day in the stomach area, upper legs, or upper arms.
UsageTEDUGLUTIDE is generally used to treat: Short Bowel Syndrome
TEDUGLUTIDE can address symptoms like: Abdomen Pain, Weight Loss (unintentional), Loose Motion, Fatigue (tiredness)
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 18yrs
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration:
- You should not use teduglutide if you are allergic to it, or if you have cancer of the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, or pancreas.
- While using teduglutide, you may need frequent blood tests (every 6 months), and then a colonoscopy after 1 year of treatment.
- Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
- Teduglutide is injected under the skin.
- You may be shown how to use injections at home.
- Do not self inject this medicine if you do not understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes.
- Teduglutide is a powder medicine that must be mixed with a liquid before using it.
- Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Common Side-EffectsTEDUGLUTIDE : Indigestion, Skin Rash, Pain, Nausea, Vomit, Abdomen Pain, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness, Increased Passing Gas, Head Headache, Runny Nose, Sneezing, Throat Soreness, Skin Irritation, Redness, Fever, Chills, Fatigue (tiredness)
Serious Side-EffectsTEDUGLUTIDE : Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Colon Polyps, Decreased Urination, Rapid Heart Rate (pulse), Hoarse Voice, Noisy Breathing, Joint Pain, Abdomen Swelling, Eyes Swelling, Swollen Lips, Hands Swelling, Face Swelling, Chest Discomfort, Fingers Swelling, Feet Swelling, Weight Gain, Difficulty Breathing, Difficulty Swallowing, Loss Of Voice, Loss Of Appetite, Difficulty Sleeping, Nasal Congestion
Disease InteractionsTEDUGLUTIDE can interfere with: Intestinal Obstruction, Cholelithiasis, Pancreatitis, Edema, Acute Liver Failure, Acute Renal Failure
Technical ClassificationTEDUGLUTIDE is categorized as: MISCELLANEOUS GI AGENTS / GASTROINTESTINAL AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRefrigeration (Between 2 To 8 C)
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