Pediatric Patients

Short Bowel Syndrome

Short Bowel Syndrome with intestinal failure (SBS-IF) is defined as the reduction of gut function below the minimum necessary for the absorption of macronutrients and/or water and electrolytes, such that intravenous (IV) supplementation is required to maintain health and/or growth.1

In children

SBS-IF is most commonly caused by congenital diseases including:2-5

  • Necrotising enterocolitis
  • Midgut volvulus
  • Intestinal atresia
  • Intestinal aganglionosis
  • Gastroschisis
  • Malrotation
  • Trauma
  • Hirschsprung disease

Long-term parenteral nutrition/IV fluids (PN/IV) is associated with severe complications and can affect patient’s quality of life6,7

What if you could free your paediatric patients with short bowel syndrome-intestinal failure (SBS-IF) from parenteral nutrition/IV fluids?
It may be possible with Revestive8
Revestive is the first and only long-term therapy indicated for the treatment of patients with SBS-IF.8-11


Children with short bowel syndrome-intestinal failure

In children with SBS-IF*, Revestive reduced PN/IV requirements11


At 24 weeks, 69% of patients treated with Revestive at the approved dose (0.05 mg/kg/day) achieved at least a 20% reduction from baseline in weekly PN/IV volume (n=26 patients)1,11

  • vs 11% with standard of care**


  • Mean reduction in PN/IV by 1.3 days/week†1,11


  • As early as Week 24, 3/26 children treated with Revestive were independent from PN/IV†1,11
    – vs. 0 with standard of care


  • Mean reduction in PN/IV volume of 42% at Week 24†11

Mode of Action

Naturally occurring GLP-2, an intestinal hormone, plays an important role in maintaining the normal structure and function of the small intestine and in the absorption of nutrients12-14

GLP-2 secretion8,12-14

Maintains mucosal integrity and increases growth (villus height and crypt depth)

Reduces motility, gastric acid secretion, and intestinal inflammation intensity

Increases intestinal and portal blood flow

Facilitates the absorption of nutrients

Revestive increased intestinal villus height and crypt depth vs. baseline§ 13-15


Revestive was well tolerated across multiple clinical trials in adults and children with short bowel syndrome intestinal


In two completed clinical trials§ in children aged 1–17 years-old with short bowel syndrome-intestinal failure treated with Revestive for up to 6 months:8

  • No patient discontinued due to adverse events
  • Most treatment-emergent adverse events were mild to moderate in severity
  • The overall safety profile (type and frequency of events) was similar to that reported in adults

Long-term safety data are not yet available for the paediatric population.

Dosing and administration8

Revestive is given by subcutaneous injection once daily.

The recommended dose is 0.05 mg/kg.

Two vial sizes are available:

  • 5.0 mg per vial
  • 1.25 mg per vial (an option for children who weigh less than 20 kg)

Vials should be reconstituted with the supplied solvent (0.5 mL).

The reconstituted solution should be administered by subcutaneous injection once daily, alternating sites between 1 of the 4 quadrants of the abdomen. In case the injection into the abdomen is hampered by pain, scarring or hardening of the tissue, the thigh can also be used.

Revestive should not be administered intravenously or intramuscularly.

If a dose is missed, that dose should be injected as soon as possible on that day.


Dosing table: 1.25 mg vial

BODY WEIGHT1.25 mg/0.5 mL
Volume to be injected
5-6 kg0.10 ml
7-8 kg0.14 ml
9-10 kg0.18 ml
11-12 kg0.22 ml
13-14 kg0.26 ml
15-16 kg0.30 ml
17-18 kg0.34 ml
19-20 kg0.38 ml
>20 kgUse the 5mg strength vial

Dosing table: 5.0 mg vial

BODY WEIGHT5 mg/0.5 mL
Volume to be injected
10-11 kg0.05 ml
12-13 kg0.06 ml
14-17 kg0.08 ml
18-21 kg0.10 ml
22-25 kg0.12 ml
26-29 kg0.14 ml
30-33 kg0.16 ml
34-37 kg0.18 ml
38-41 kg0.20 ml
42-45 kg0.22 ml
46-49 kg0.24 ml
≥50 kgSee “Adults” section

A treatment period of 6 months is recommended after which treatment effect should be evaluated. In children below the age of two years, treatment should be evaluated after 12 weeks. There are no data available in paediatric patients after 6 months.

*Children with SBS-IF aged 1 – 17 (<18) years, all patients were unable to reduce their PN/IV dependence for at least 3 months prior to study entry.

** Weight normalised reduction.

*** Standard deviation for Revestive: -1.3±2. 6.6 days/week baseline PN/IV requirement for Revestive study population, 6.6 days/week baseline PN/IV requirement for SOC study population.

† Patients treated with Revestive 0.05 mg/kg/day.

‡ Standard deviation for Revestive: -41.6±28.90; SOC: -10.2±13.5926.

§ In a 21-day, Phase II, open-label, multicentre, dose-ranging study evaluating the safety and effect of Revestive in 17 patients with SBS-IF, treatment with Revestive at doses from 0.03 to 0.15 mg/kg/day in single or divided doses. 8 of 10 patients with end jejunostomy were biopsied and found to
have increased intestinal villus height and crypt depth, compared with baseline.

GLP-2= glucagon-like peptide-2; SBS-IF= short bowel syndrome – intestinal failure


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