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 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:

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



4 thoughts on “Information about Entyvio or Vedolizumab (New Medication)”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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