I was diagnosed with UC twenty years ago. I have had no hospitizations or surgeries due to my UC thus far. I take oral meds (Budesonide, Asacol)as well as rectal ones (enemas, foam). I now have colonoscopies yearly. My last one was in December 2016 and I will have my next one in two months. I am currently recovering from a really rough flare that… Read More »Concern about Biologics
Entyvio / Vedolizumab
Vedolizumab with a trade name of “Entyvio” is a medication the is created by Takeda Pharmaceuticals from Japan, and is meant as a treatment for people who Anti-TNF meds are not working.
Leslie C – “Currently I am in a state of remission from ulcerative colitis.” Some more details about Leslie: I love to read, mostly self-help and spiritually inspired works these days by authors like Wayne Dyer, Depak Chopra and Louise Hay. I love to garden and work with growing things that respond to sunlight, water and love. I have a herb garden with lots of… Read More »Don’t Give Up
Hey UC’ers, Here is a study that caught my eye. Especially considering the skin lesions (skin rash, eczema) issues I dealt with after starting Humira about 7 years ago. I was a bit shocked to read that one third of those with IBD will deal with skin issues at some point. Give us a break right… This study showed some positive outcome for a UC’er… Read More »33% of IBD Patients Will Experience Skin Lesions at Some Point
Happy 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… Read More »Information about Entyvio or Vedolizumab (New Medication)
Hey UC’ers, Quick but important message regarding a very recent FDA ( Food and Drug Administration) review. Takeda is a massive pharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan, maybe you’ve heard of them before. And they have been hoping to bring forward their new blockbuster medication called Vedolizumab which I wrote a previous post on in August 22 (here’s the link to that story – old story). … Read More »FDA Has Safety Concerns about New Medication – Vedolizumab