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.

Don’t Give Up

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

33% of IBD Patients Will Experience Skin Lesions at Some Point

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

Information about Entyvio or Vedolizumab (New Medication)

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)

FDA Has Safety Concerns about New Medication – Vedolizumab

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