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 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.
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:
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