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Sheila, a severe Crohn's disease patient

Meet Sheila

To me, all you can do is find what works for you and follow your treatment.

Sheila was diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's disease (CD) when she was in college. Over the next 8 years, she tried several treatments. Sheila was determined to remain optimistic. She graduated college, established a career, but eventually Sheila began experiencing more frequent and more intense flare-ups. Eventually, she ended up in surgery and had 2 feet of her intestine removed. When she had a recurrence, her healthcare provider recommended that she consider ENTYVIO.

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Mamie, a severe Crohn's disease patient

Meet Mamie

There are many options available, so you should talk to your doctor, and explore those with them.

Mamie works in television, and was diagnosed with severe Crohn's disease (CD) in her 20s. She struggled with her symptoms for years, but did not seek help. When she finally visited her healthcare provider, she was prescribed many different medications over the years, but none of them helped with her symptoms for more than a few months. Her healthcare provider suggested she try ENTYVIO.

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Dan, a severe Crohn's disease patient

Meet Dan

I've developed a positive mindset. Accepting my disease completely was a crucial step for me. Getting the appropriate care requires honesty with ourselves and with our doctors.

Dan was diagnosed with severe Crohn's disease (CD). At first, he didn't want to complain, but his symptoms continued and wouldn't go away. His healthcare provider tried to treat Dan's condition with other treatments without much success. Dan was ready to change his treatment and tried ENTYVIO. Talking to other people with CD or ulcerative colitis (UC) has helped Dan get comfortable with talking about his own disease. There are so many more options available now than when he was diagnosed, and he's made it his mission to help other patients be open and positive about living with CD.

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Meghan, a severe Crohn's disease patient

Meet Meghan

I'm sharing my story because I want to encourage other people with this condition to talk about it.

Meghan is a financial controller and mother of two young kids. She experienced symptoms for about seven years before she was finally diagnosed with severe Crohn's disease (CD). After trying several treatments that did not work for her, Meghan feels lucky to have found a healthcare provider who she trusts, and who works closely with her on her treatment options. He was the one who first told her about ENTYVIO, and together they decided to give it a try.

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Mallory, a severe Crohn's disease patient

Meet Mallory

You have to be able to advocate for
yourself, learn how to navigate your medical care, and be a part of the decision making process. If you don't, no one else will. Whatever you do, just don't give up!

Mallory is an office manager and trader at a local investment firm. In the months leading up to her wedding, Mallory began experiencing symptoms, which she attributed to stress. However, when the symptoms persisted she decided to speak to her healthcare provider. Eventually, Mallory was diagnosed with severe Crohn's Disease (CD). Mallory saw a series of different healthcare providers, and tried a variety of treatments. When her treatment wasn't working well enough, Mallory and her healthcare provider began to discuss treatment options. Together they decided she would start ENTYVIO.

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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.