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Information about Entyvio or Vedolizumab (New Medication)

Photo on 7-4-15 at 12.58 PMHappy 4th of July to all the American based or celebrating UC’ers of the world.

There have been some questions over the past few weeks with regards to a relatively new medication call “Entyvio” or sometimes Vedolizumab (and I’m sure there are several other regional/country specific names that this medication has been branded as.

So, in a list of links to some reliable source, I hope this info will help to answer any questions you may have/someday have regarding this new med.

As a general history, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) who is the local authority on regulations within the US approved Entyvio for treating Ulcerative Colitis on May 20th, 2014.  So it has been just over one year since that date.

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Medication
Age
Side Effects
Other Meds
Date
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
49
Heart flutters, pressure
Imuran
Lialda
March 28, 2017
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
64
Fatigue
February 19, 2017
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
64
Fatigue
February 19, 2017
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
43
Joint pain in hands, wrist, ankle and elbow.
Delzicol
January 22, 2017
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
50
joint pain, swelling, stiffness, weakness (hands, wrists, shoulders, knees, ankles). Pain is worse at night / through the night / first thing in the morning. The pain moves around, day to day.
Azathiaprine
January 16, 2017
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
18
Thirst
December 8, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
66
I think it is interfering with Pramipexole 1mg. and Zopiclone 5mg.
Apo- Ranitidine 150mg
Flecainide 100mg
Prolopa 50/12.5mg
Teva-modafinil 100mg
Act-Ropinirole .25mg
G0-Atenolol50mg
November 15, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
54
Joint pain
November 13, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
43
Joint pain in ankles knees elbows and wrists
Azathioprine
Asacol
November 12, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
62
High blood pressure
Yes ,Uceris and norvasc
November 11, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
59
Sinus infection
November 10, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
26
Nausea
No
October 6, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
23
Headaches, nausea, joint pain and extreme fatigue. A bit of depressive tendencies, but it's manageable.
Purinethol
September 26, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
42
Nausea and itching 20 days after the infusion
Canasa, Delzicol
August 24, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
55
Started Entyvio November 2014. Had more than usual upper respiratory infections and other infections during first 1.5 years. I was in full remission after one year, and have been doing great ever since. I do best when preparing my own whole food small meals -- fruits, mostly cooked/few raw vegetables, and fish and chicken (red meat is rough on me). It is a miracle drug.
No
August 22, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
19
hair loss
August 17, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
43
Weight loss
None
August 14, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
18
Dizziness during infusion, headache after

Weight gain/bloating
August 11, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
72
Miracle drug so far; colonoscopy in November 2015 - severe ulcertive colitis.
Started entyvio January 2016, 5 treatments so far.
Sigmoidoscopy July 2016, now mild to moderate ulcertive colitis.
July 28, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
69
Have had 11 doses over the last 1 1/2 years. Began working well between the 4th and 5th doses. Fatigue, joint and muscle pain, hot flashes and night sweats. Can live with all these side effects because it works very well. Been off Prednisone for a year, that's such a blessing.
Lialda 4 pills a day
July 28, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
69
It's effective but creates fatigue. I also become nauseous after eating. I'm not sure if entyvio causes it or if it's because I'm now off the prednisone.
July 28, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
54
Tiredness at first, but gotten used to it. No effects now. This stuff is magic.
Bystolic
July 28, 2016
Entyvio (Vedolizumab)
42
Fatigue!!!!!! Joint pain, headaches. Had 3 doses(loading dose) and have not really seen any change. Still having alot of abdominal cramping/pain, still loose, watery stool.
Methalamine, thyroid meds, xarelto
July 28, 2016

There are a host of great questions and the actual FDA’s answers on this web page which is dedicated to this medication.  Here is that link:  http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/InformationOnDrugs/ucm423646.htm

The link above provides answers to questions like:

  • What is the drug for
  • How does one use the drug
  • What are the benefits
  • What are possible side effects
  • And several other common questions

If you are interested in reading the label (warning label, disclaimer) that is used in the US, here is a link to that: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/125476s000lbl.pdf

European Folks…guess what…

There’s a ton of great information to read on the European Medicine Agency’s site about Entyvio too:

Here is the link for all they have to say:

http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/medicines/human/medicines/002782/human_med_001751.jsp&mid=WC0b01ac058001d124

Alrightee,

Enjoy your weekends, and thanks again for being a part of the site:

Adam

 




Entyvio, Vedolizumab

4 Responses to Information about Entyvio or Vedolizumab (New Medication)

  1. Bev July 4, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    Happy 4th Adam!!

    Cheers:)

  2. Melissa Lawler July 5, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    After my 4th Entyvio infusion I became one of the 1% to get C Diff.I never really saw a decrease in inflammation. My CRP dropped from 38 to 32 after the third infusion. Not a great drop at all.

  3. Sharon July 5, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    I have just had my 2nd infusion and can already see a very slight improvement. There is a great Facebook group called Entyvio warriors with well over 1000 people sharing experiences on this drug. It really helped me be prepared for the few minor side effects I have had. I highly suggest it if you are considering this med.

  4. Stacy B. July 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    We have a 5 year old with UC. We live in the US and our insurance company has denied Entyvio (our last option at this point). Does anyone know if it is available for less money in Europe or Canada or has anyone had success with the compassionate appeal process with the drug companies (we’ve already been denied through the peer to peer process). Any help, advice, etc is greatly appreciated.

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