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Before injecting teduglutide,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to teduglutide, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in teduglutide injection. Ask your pharmacist or check the Medication Guide for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: antihistamines; medications for anxiety and seizures; medications for mental illness and nausea; sedatives; sleeping pills; and tranquilizers. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have a stoma (a surgically created opening from an area inside the body to the outside, usually in the abdominal area) or if you have or have ever had cancer, polyps in your intestines or rectum, high blood pressure, or gallbladder, heart, kidney, or pancreatic disease.
- you should know that teduglutide injection may cause polyps (growths) in the colon (large intestine). Your doctor will check your colon within 6 months before you start using teduglutide, again right after you have used this medication for 1 year, and then at least once every 5 years. If polyps are found, they will need to be removed. If cancer is found in a polyp, your doctor may tell you to stop using teduglutide injection.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking teduglutide, call your doctor.
- skin problems at the site of injection
- red spots on the skin
- changes in appetite
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- runny nose
- flu-like symptoms
- pain, swelling, or tenderness in the abdomen (stomach area)
- swelling and blockage at the stoma opening (in patients who have a stoma)
- change in your stools
- difficulty having a bowel movement or passing gas
- dark urine
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- swelling of the feet or ankles
- rapid weight gain
- difficulty breathing
The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Patients should not use the information presented on this page for diagnosing a health-related issue or disease. Before taking any medication or supplements, patients should always consult a physician or qualified healthcare professional for medical advice or information about whether a drug is safe, appropriate or effective.