Gattex Approved for Short Bowel Syndrome

Gattex Approved for Short Bowel Syndrome

There are 1 comment on the Drugs.com story from Dec 21, 2012, titled Gattex Approved for Short Bowel Syndrome. In it, Drugs.com reports that:

Gattex has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nutritional problems caused by short bowel syndrome, which results when the small and/or large intestine are surgically removed.

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dailyRx

Austin, TX

#1 Dec 27, 2012
This is great news, but keep your eyes open for serious side effects. According to www.rxwiki.com/gattex , these can include:
-skin reaction where the injection was given
-stomach area (abdomen) pain or swelling
-nausea
-cold or flu like symptoms
-vomiting
-headache
If you experience any of these, let your doctor know immediately.

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