What is Entyvio and What is it Used For?
Entyvio contains the active substance vedolizumab. Vedolizumab belongs to a group of biological medicines called monoclonal antibodies.1
Biologic medicines are made through a process that involves living organisms rather than a chemical process and have been extensively studied and accepted throughout medicine as a suitable way to treat medical conditions.
Entyvio is used to treat the signs and symptoms in adults of:1
- moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
- moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease
If you have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, you will first be given other medicines. If you do not respond well enough or cannot tolerate these medicines, your doctor may give you Entyvio to reduce the signs and symptoms of your disease.
How Does Your Medication Work?
Vedolizumab blocks a protein on the surface of white blood cells that get into the gut and cause inflammation in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. By doing this, the amount of inflammation is reduced.1