Doctor Discussion Guide
Healthcare provider
Hello, good to see you. I understand that you're here to talk about your condition.
That's right.
Healthcare provider
First off, have you been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD)?
Yes, I've been diagnosed with:

Healthcare provider
I see, so what type of treatment are you currently on?
I am currently taking:
(Choose all that apply)

Not sure what type of treatment you are on?
See the list of certain drug products

Healthcare provider
Is your current treatment working for you?
Healthcare provider
Have you been experiencing symptoms lately?
Healthcare provider
I'm sorry to hear that. What's happening?
Yes, recently I've experienced...
(Choose all that apply)
Healthcare provider
How long have you been experiencing this symptom/these symptoms?
Abdominal pain or cramping:
Diarrhea:
Rectal bleeding:
Accidents:
Constipation:
Straining when you have a bowel movement:
Unintentional weight loss:
A lack of energy:
[Symptom entered by user]:
Healthcare provider
And how often would you say that this symptom/these symptoms affect(s) you?
Abdominal pain or cramping:
Diarrhea:
Rectal bleeding:
Accidents:
Constipation:
Straining when you have a bowel movement:
A lack of energy:
[Symptom entered by user]:
Healthcare provider
Well, based on what you've shared with me, it may be time to talk to your doctor.
Healthcare provider
That's good to hear.
If anything changes, please talk to your healthcare provider.
Healthcare provider

Talking to your healthcare provider is important.

Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms.

Healthcare provider

Here are some additional questions you may want to ask your healthcare provider:

  1. How do I know if I am responding well to my current treatment?
  2. How do I know if I can't tolerate my current treatment?
  3. Can you tell me about other treatment options? What are the risks and benefits?

Print your answers and bring them with you to your next appointment with your healthcare provider. Use your answers to guide your conversation.

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Important Safety Information about ENTYVIO® (vedolizumab)

  • Do not receive ENTYVIO if you have had an allergic reaction to ENTYVIO or any of its ingredients.
  • ENTYVIO may cause serious side effects, including:
    • Infusion and serious allergic reactions can happen while you are receiving ENTYVIO or several hours after treatment. You may need treatment if you have an allergic reaction. Tell your healthcare provider or get immediate medical help if you get any of these symptoms during or after an infusion of ENTYVIO: rash, itching, swelling of your lips, tongue, throat or face, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, wheezing, dizziness, feeling hot, or palpitations (feel like your heart is racing).
    • ENTYVIO may increase your risk of getting a serious infection. Before receiving and during treatment with ENTYVIO, tell your healthcare provider if you think you have an infection or symptoms of an infection, such as fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, red or painful skin or sores on your body, tiredness, or pain during urination.
    • Although it has not been reported with ENTYVIO, it may be possible for a person to get progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) (a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus). People with weakened immune systems can get PML, which can result in death or severe disability. There is no known treatment, prevention, or cure for PML. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms: confusion or problems thinking, loss of balance, change in the way you walk or talk, decreased strength or weakness on one side of the body, blurred vision, or loss of vision.
    • Liver problems can happen in people who receive ENTYVIO. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms: tiredness, loss of appetite, pain on the right side of your abdomen, dark urine, or yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice).
  • The most common side effects of ENTYVIO include common cold, headache, joint pain, nausea, fever, infections of the nose and throat, tiredness, cough, bronchitis, flu, back pain, rash, itching, sinus infection, throat pain, and pain in extremities. These are not all the possible side effects of ENTYVIO. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.
  • Before receiving ENTYVIO, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: have or think you may have an infection or have infections that keep coming back; have liver problems; have tuberculosis (TB) or have been in close contact with someone with TB; have recently received or are scheduled to receive a vaccine; or if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, plan to become pregnant, or plan to breastfeed.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Uses of ENTYVIO® (vedolizumab)

ENTYVIO is a prescription medicine used in adults:

  • with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC) when certain other UC medicines have not worked well enough or cannot be tolerated. ENTYVIO may help to: begin reducing some symptoms, induce and maintain remission, reduce or stop the use of corticosteroids, and improve the way the lining of your large intestine looks to your healthcare provider.
  • with moderate to severe Crohn's disease (CD) when certain other CD medicines have not worked well enough or cannot be tolerated. ENTYVIO may help to: begin reducing some symptoms, achieve remission, and reduce or stop the use of corticosteroids.

Please see the Full Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide, for ENTYVIO and talk with your healthcare provider.

Important Safety Information about ENTYVIO® (vedolizumab)

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Uses of ENTYVIO® (vedolizumab)

ENTYVIO is a prescription medicine used in adults:

Please see the Full Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide, for ENTYVIO and talk with your healthcare provider.