Entyvio is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection. Entyvio must be given slowly, and the IV infusion can take about 30 minutes to complete. You will be watched closely for a short time after receiving your dose, to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction to the medication.What is Entyvio infusion?
Entyvio is administered by intravenous (IV) infusion, which means it’s slowly injected into your vein. An infusion is a controlled administration of medication into your bloodstream over a period of time. For each treatment, a dose of 300 mg is given over a period of about 30 minutes. Treatment is started according to this schedule:What is Entyvio used for?
Entyvio is used in adults with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC), or moderate to severe Crohn's disease. Entyvio treats active disease and may help keep UC or Crohn's symptoms under control long term. Vedolizumab may also reduce the need for steroid medicines in helping to control symptoms long term.What is Entyvio made from?
Entyvio is produced by a method known as ‘recombinant DNA technology’; it is made by cells into which a gene (DNA) has been introduced that makes them able to produce vedolizumab.