Vedolizumab (By injection)
Treats Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis.
EntyvioThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to vedolizumab.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
- This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.
- Missed dose: You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
- Some medicines can affect how vedolizumab works. Tell your doctor if you are using natalizumab or a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker such as adalimumab, certolizumab, etanercept, or infliximab.
- This medicine may interfere with vaccines. Ask your doctor before you get a flu shot or any other vaccines.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease or an infection.
- This medicine may cause the following problems:
- Higher risk of infection (including bacteria, virus, or fungus infection)
- Risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (brain disease)
- Liver disease
- Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Blurred vision, confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, or unusual tiredness or weakness
- Change in how much or how often you urinate, bloody or cloudy urine, painful urination
- Dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellow skin or eyes
- Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat
- Fever, chills, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, and body aches
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Joint pain
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Last Updated: 1/4/2018