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Nick, a severe ulcerative colitis patient

Meet Nick

I'd encourage other patients like me to talk to their doctor about all of their available treatment options.

Nick has always been a very active person. He enjoys outdoor activities like long distance running and fishing. When he began to experience symptoms of severe ulcerative colitis (UC), he didn't know what to do. For about a year, he didn't tell anybody—he tried hiding his symptoms. Nick's UC symptoms became intolerable, so he went to his healthcare provider. As Nick's symptoms continued to worsen despite trying multiple treatments, his healthcare provider told him about a treatment called ENTYVIO.

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Jody, a severe ulcerative colitis patient

Meet Jody

I would recommend that every patient talk to their doctor about all the different options that are available for them.

Jody was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis (UC). She started on oral pills, but she couldn't manage her symptoms. She switched to another drug, and went into remission for six or seven years until she experienced side effects that required her to stop. Jody's healthcare provider presented her with several treatment options, one of which was ENTYVIO. Sharing her story about living with UC is important to her.

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Sarah, a severe ulcerative colitis patient

Meet Sarah

I think it's important to talk to your healthcare provider and have an upfront conversation about your condition.

Sarah has lived with symptoms of ulcerative colitis (UC) since she was a young adult. A couple months after returning from a trip abroad, she started experiencing symptoms of UC, which she initially attributed to her recent travels. The symptoms persisted, so she decided to speak to her healthcare provider. After being diagnosed with severe UC and trying treatments that weren't working well enough, Sarah talked to her doctor about available treatment options. Together, they decided to try ENTYVIO, as her first biologic treatment.

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Scott, a severe ulcerative colitis patient

Meet Scott

I want to encourage others to talk about their condition, and educate themselves... and especially talk to their doctor.

Scott was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis (UC) several years ago. His healthcare provider recommended a number of medications that worked for a while, but eventually he experienced symptoms again. Then Scott's healthcare provider gave him the option to try ENTYVIO. Together, they decided that ENTYVIO was an appropriate option for him.

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John, a severe ulcerative colitis patient

Meet John

Just keep going at it
and take away the positive things.

John was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis (UC) in 2011. After experiencing symptoms for some time, his friend convinced him to see a specialist. Then, after trying many treatment options, John's healthcare provider told him about 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.