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Speaking from Experience:
Hear from Real Patients Receiving ENTYVIO

A life with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease can bring challenges that are both emotional and physical. In this video series, patients offer their thoughts on handling their condition based on personal experience. We encourage you to view these videos and talk to your doctor.

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What is it like to have an infusion? What is it like to have an infusion?

What's it like to have an infusion?

In this video, patients who are receiving infusions describe what it is like to get an infusion and tips for what to bring to your infusion appointment. Your experience may vary.

Sheila:
Some people are afraid of needles or injections.

I wouldn't be nervous about the infusion, um, it's, it's not hard.

Dan:
Yeah, it's not that scary. Uh, you go, and you get the line in, and um after the IV line's in and the, the bag's hooked up, it just takes about 30 minutes and the infusion center I went to, they had a little TV... so I was able to watch the news when I was getting my infusion done.

Kate:
Sometimes you end up meeting people who happen to be there at the same time... and it's nice to see those familiar faces again. I made a friend who had Crohn's disease... and we would actually be infusion buddies. So we would schedule our infusions at the same time and then go have lunch together.

Ron:
So you, you do have to go in for infusions every eight weeks... and that, that little bit of fear and anticipation of having to go in and have a needle stuck in you... The advice is... it's all worth it... If this medication works for you, it's worth it.

ENTYVIO is a prescription medicine used in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease when certain other medications have not worked well enough or cannot be tolerated.

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-related 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.
    • People with weakened immune systems can get progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) (a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus). Although unlikely while receiving ENTYVIO, a risk of PML cannot be ruled out. PML 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.

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

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 for the treatment of:

  • moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
  • moderately to severely active Crohn's disease
What is it like to be on Entyvio® (vedolizumab)? What is it like to be on Entyvio® (vedolizumab)?

What is it like to be on ENTYVIO?

Patients taking ENTYVIO describe the treatment and how it has helped them manage their condition. Your experience may vary.

Ron:
So, this is the... this is the first medication that I ever went on that was an infusion. Um, others were injections or oral. I had no expectation of... of... you know, returning to what we'll call before the disease, um, but was hopeful that it would at least reduce the symptoms.

Dan:
After being on ENTYVIO for two to three months, I knew something was changing. It wasn't anything I could notice on a daily basis... but when I had looked back to when I started the medication...

I looked... said, "Hey I just drove by the restroom on a three-hour road trip here and I didn't even think about stopping. That hasn't happened before." It was kind of at that time I could tell things were different.

Kate:
Mine was really, um, a gradual climb. It was not immediate, it was not overnight, but it definitely after a couple of months, I was noticing that I was feeling much better and my symptoms were much, uh, much lighter than they had been before. I noticed I was, uh, using the bathroom less and less, um, and yeah, it was, it was nice.

Sheila:
I mean, you have to laugh at yourself... your parents tell you that when you're little, if you slip and fall just laugh it off, get up.

And I think it's the same thing for me with this disease and getting through it... even in remission, things don't always act normal, you still have an underlying chronic condition.

Don't let it define you, don't let it stop you, don't let it upset you, it is what it is and let's just move to the next step.

Ron:
And to not be chained to a bathroom anymore is just you know really been liberating... um... just really amazing.

ENTYVIO is a prescription medicine used in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease when certain other medications have not worked well enough or cannot be tolerated.

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-related 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.
    • People with weakened immune systems can get progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) (a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus). Although unlikely while receiving ENTYVIO, a risk of PML cannot be ruled out. PML 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.

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

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 for the treatment of:

  • moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
  • moderately to severely active Crohn's disease
Why did you choose Entyvio® (vedolizumab)? Why did you choose Entyvio® (vedolizumab)?

Why did you choose ENTYVIO?

Patients talk about the individual journeys that led them to ENTYVIO. Your experience may vary.

Sheila:
So, at 20 years old I was diagnosed with Crohn's after a colonoscopy.

I was on lots of different medications for about eight years up and down, just going from one flare to the next. So went and talked to my doctor and he recommended ENTYVIO.

Kate:
The decision to start ENTYVIO was uh, was a joint one um even though it was sort of driven by me because I had heard about it. Uh, we both thought ENTYVIO would be great for me and it, it turned out to be a really good fit.

Dan:
I had tried several other drugs and not much relief. After seven years of trying the same old same old and feeling the same way, I decided that it was time for a change. So I'd made the decision at that point that I'm gonna try ENTYVIO.

Jen:
When I learned the science behind ENTYVIO, was... that's when I said okay. That was when I made the decision, all right, let's do this.

ENTYVIO is a prescription medicine used in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease when certain other medications have not worked well enough or cannot be tolerated.

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-related 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.
    • People with weakened immune systems can get progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) (a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus). Although unlikely while receiving ENTYVIO, a risk of PML cannot be ruled out. PML 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.

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

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 for the treatment of:

  • moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
  • moderately to severely active Crohn's disease
What should you look for in a doctor? What should you look for in a doctor?

What should you look for in a doctor?

Working with your doctor to find a treatment that is right for you is important, especially if your current treatment isn't working well enough or cannot be tolerated. In this video, patients discuss how they partnered with their doctor and made the decision to start ENTYVIO. Your experience may vary.

Ron:
It's really critical to find a doctor that's willing to be a partner with you. He understands the medical side, you understand your body side.

Kate:
If something is working for you then I would say stay the course, if, as long as you and your doctor are satisfied with things. Um, but if your symptoms are starting to, uh, worsen, I would say certainly talk with your doctor and, and if your doctor doesn't have the answer, there's no harm in getting a second opinion.

Jen:
So I have met some patients who are, have been with the same GI since diagnosis and if it's not the right fit and you don't, you can't have your own voice and you can't, you know, bounce ideas and, and say, what about this and suggest things in your own health journey, you have to take the initiative.

Dan:
After seven years of trying the same old, same old and feeling the same way, I decided that it was time for a change.

I went to my doctor and I said look... there has to be an option that will work for me.

Sheila:
So we went through over a decade of me trusting the doctor to do what's best for me.

And it was always a mutual decision, he'd never just told me to do this or told me to do that. I was lucky that I had a very, very good doctor who talked to me, and was able to recommend ENTYVIO for me.

ENTYVIO is a prescription medicine used in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease when certain other medications have not worked well enough or cannot be tolerated.

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-related 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.
    • People with weakened immune systems can get progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) (a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus). Although unlikely while receiving ENTYVIO, a risk of PML cannot be ruled out. PML 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.

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

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 for the treatment of:

  • moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
  • moderately to severely active Crohn's disease
What advice would you give to others? What advice would you give to others?

What advice would you give to others?

There's no substitute for experience. In this video, patients share what they've learned over time about the everyday challenges of living with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, which may help you as you start your treatment journey. Your experience may vary.

Kate:
I think it's important to tell new people... that A, it's not your body's fault, it's not your fault for what's happening to you. And B, to get as much support as you can, whether that takes the form of a support group in person, if there is one local to you, or online.

Sheila:
So if you don't face the reality of it, then you can't get past it. You have to be able to admit to yourself, did I really just go to the bathroom ten times in the last five hours? And I have to talk about this. I have to get to that next place that says, how do I not have that happen, and where do I go from here?

Dan:
My best advice is just share your story with someone else and let them encourage you to, to kind of find that courage from within and take that first step. For me that was a bit of a mind shift to learn to be my own advocate and to really push for the best healthcare that I could get.

Ron:
We're all unique and we, we need to really to get to know our body because the doctor, he doesn't know your body. He's got all these opportunities to try different things but he doesn't know your body in particular, so you have to help educate him. And, you know, it's really critical to find a doctor that's willing to be a partner with you.

Sheila:
Focus on what you can control. And that is your medication... communication with your doctor.

Kate:
Humor has been an, a really important, um, when I tell my story I sometimes end it by saying that um, you know laughter really is the best medicine. And it has been for me and I'm grateful to be able laugh at things now.

ENTYVIO is a prescription medicine used in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease when certain other medications have not worked well enough or cannot be tolerated.

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-related 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.
    • People with weakened immune systems can get progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) (a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus). Although unlikely while receiving ENTYVIO, a risk of PML cannot be ruled out. PML 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.

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

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 for the treatment of:

  • moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
  • moderately to severely active Crohn's disease
Why is a support system important? Why is a support system important?

Why is a support system important?

A support system may be helpful for people with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, offering both empathy and guidance. In this video, patients speak about the resources that helped them along their treatment journey. Your experience may vary.

Sheila:
It's nice to have someone to talk to, and that can be in a lot of different forms... I was very lucky in that my husband was very, my boyfriend at the time, he didn't run away. But, it also helped to seek out, um, either a support group or someone else to talk to so that you can have someone else that can relate to the everyday struggles.

Dan:
You need to talk about it. For me, being a young male, it wasn't a comfortable conversation for me to have when I was first diagnosed, but part of my journey was learning to talk about my ulcerative colitis.

Ron:
You'll be surprised at how many people around you actually have the same or similar issues but are afraid to talk about it. And because I was open and honest with people, they were well then willing to talk about it too.

Kate:
If you can find someone with Crohn's or colitis, um, and you will find that your journeys, even though they may be wildly different in some ways will, will probably have some similar threads and hopefully you can help each other out with, uh, with that journey.

Jen:
My mom has been there for every needle poke, she's held my hand throughout everything and she's phenomenal but it's, it's meeting others who have this and feeling okay, I'm not alone. I'm not, you know, there's more, it's strength in numbers.

ENTYVIO is a prescription medicine used in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease when certain other medications have not worked well enough or cannot be tolerated.

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-related 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.
    • People with weakened immune systems can get progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) (a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus). Although unlikely while receiving ENTYVIO, a risk of PML cannot be ruled out. PML 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.

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

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 for the treatment of:

  • moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
  • moderately to severely active Crohn's disease

Personal Stories:
Meet a Few People on ENTYVIO

In this video series, patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease share their experiences, inspirations, and treatment journeys. Your experience may vary.

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Meet Sheila Meet Sheila

Meet Sheila

Sheila provides a vivid snapshot of living with moderate to severe Crohn's disease and her treatment journey that led to ENTYVIO.

Sheila:
My name is Sheila and I'm a CPA. I have a husband and a daughter and we just like doing things together. We spend all our time together.

Twenty years ago, I began experiencing symptoms of Crohn's disease. Actually my husband—we were dating at the time—and he was like, "Sheila, there's something wrong with you."

I realized it was time to go to the doctor. And he referred me to a gastroenterologist, who did a colonoscopy and other testing. And so then I was diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's disease.

At that time, the very common treatment was steroids. And, so, I was on and off of steroids for probably a decade. Other medications, we would try 'em and I would have limited success.

I tried to stay optimistic. I graduated college, established a career, and gave birth to my baby girl. After I had my daughter, um, eleven years ago, I had a really bad flare up. Um, it was probably, it was by far the worst that I had.

And I was put on another drug, and I was on it for four years and had pretty good success. But then at about three to four years, I started developing side effects, and so I had to be taken off of that drug. So after that I had surgery. They cut out my ileum and one foot of my small and one foot of my large intestine. I was good, but it only lasted two years. So then two years after surgery, I was... there I was... I was in the same position I was before. I thought I was running out of options so my doctor recommended I try ENTYVIO.

Over time, with ENTYVIO, I started to have improvement. And I've been diagnosed to be in clinical remission.

If you have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease, one of the best things that you can do is pay attention and learn about your disease and yourself 'cause everyone's different.

I've learned to take one day at a time. I visit my gastroenterologist regularly and I take my medication.

You have to have a good relationship with your doctor. People should know that there are options and they should talk to their doctor. I learned very early on not to hide from being sick.

To me, all you can do is find what works for you and follow your treatment, and don't be afraid to talk about it, especially with your family. You have to have a positive approach and take one day at a time.

ENTYVIO is a prescription medicine used in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease when certain other medications have not worked well enough or cannot be tolerated.

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-related 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.
    • People with weakened immune systems can get progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) (a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus). Although unlikely while receiving ENTYVIO, a risk of PML cannot be ruled out. PML 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.

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

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 for the treatment of:

  • moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
  • moderately to severely active Crohn's disease
Meet Mamie Meet Mamie

Meet Mamie

Mamie, a mom with severe Crohn's disease and a job in TV, tells how a bit of networking led her to ENTYVIO.

Mamie:
My name is Mamie. I work in television. I'm a wife of 10 years; a mother to a 9-year old.

I like photography, I love shopping—it's one of my favorite things. Um, love to travel, go to the beach, love to swim.

I have severe Crohn's disease. I was diagnosed about 8 years ago. My daughter was less than a year old when I started having symptoms.

So I sought out a gastroenterologist in my town. Saw him, started the battery of tests to figure out what was going on, and eventually ended up in the hospital.

I went through months of research and doctor's appointments and they said, "No, you're just a new mom. You're just tired." But I knew that I was struggling with real symptoms.

When I was in the hospital, I had my very first colonoscopy and that's when I was originally diagnosed.

I had a young child, I was newly married, I didn't know what this was going to mean for us. My doctor and I tried several medications, but none of them helped me with my symptoms for more than a few months. And so I did research. And I started looking around and I started calling people and saying, "Who do you know?"

And a friend, um, led me in the direction of the doctor that I'm seeing now. The first time I saw him, he said, "There's so many more options for you. There are so many more choices for you, and let's get started."

He said, "You can try a drug called ENTYVIO." So I tried ENTYVIO, and after a while it actually began helping some of my symptoms.

And now my doctor says I'm in remission.

I just want to let other people know that there are many options available, so you should talk to your doctor, and explore those with them.

ENTYVIO is a prescription medicine used in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease when certain other medications have not worked well enough or cannot be tolerated.

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-related 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.
    • People with weakened immune systems can get progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) (a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus). Although unlikely while receiving ENTYVIO, a risk of PML cannot be ruled out. PML 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.

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

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 for the treatment of:

  • moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
  • moderately to severely active Crohn's disease
Meet Sarah Meet Sarah

Meet Sarah

Sarah, a recruiter who has had severe ulcerative colitis since college, describes how she put her information-gathering skills to work to find the right option for her.

Sarah:
My name is Sarah. I'm a recruiting manager and I love being active.

I love to spend time with my dog Dalton and my fiancé and two of our favorite activities would be going to the beach, hands down, and absolutely traveling, and going on hikes during our travels.

I was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis when I came back from studying abroad in Switzerland when I was in college.

About two months after returning to the U.S., I started noticing symptoms.

My mom is such a critical part of my support system.

At first, my mom and I thought it might have been something I ate or the water that I drank.

And then we realized once the symptoms weren't going away that we needed to go and see a GI doctor.

I went to a gastroenterologist and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.

At first, I was given an assortment of steroids and other medications, which would relieve the symptoms for a few months at a time and then the symptoms continued to come back more frequently as time progressed.

It was a wake-up call and it really pushed me to seek other options.

I'm very much a Type A personality and like having all the facts and information laid out in front of me.

I sat down with my GI doctor to look over all the different biologic options and I wanted to know what the pros and cons were for each of them.

He told me about ENTYVIO and explained how it specifically works.

We agreed to give it a try as my first biologic treatment.

Since I started ENTYVIO, I've noticed my symptoms are beginning to improve and I'm really thankful for that.

I can't even put into words how it felt when my doctor told me I was in remission.

Ulcerative colitis will always be part of who I am, but it's taught me to really appreciate life in a different way and I'm really thankful for that.

I know that what might work for someone might not work for another, but it's important not to give up.

ENTYVIO is a prescription medicine used in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease when certain other medications have not worked well enough or cannot be tolerated.

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-related 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.
    • People with weakened immune systems can get progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) (a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus). Although unlikely while receiving ENTYVIO, a risk of PML cannot be ruled out. PML 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.

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

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 for the treatment of:

  • moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
  • moderately to severely active Crohn's disease

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-related 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.
    • People with weakened immune systems can get progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) (a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus). Although unlikely while receiving ENTYVIO, a risk of PML cannot be ruled out. PML 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.

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

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 for the treatment of:

  • moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
  • moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease

Important Safety Information about ENTYVIO® (vedolizumab)

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

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 for the treatment of: