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What are the side effects of vedolizumab (Entyvio) for Crohn's disease?

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The side effects of vedolizumab include:

Like other biologics, vedolizumab may raise your odds of getting a serious infection like tuberculosis or sepsis. There’s an added risk of allergic reactions, liver damage, and a rare but potentially fatal brain infection called PML.

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Pain in your hands and feet

From: Biologics For Crohn's Disease Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology, Practice Guidelines: "Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults."

Amgen Prescribing Information, Amjevita.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Biologic Therapies," "Understanding IBD Medications and Side Effects."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on October 10, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology, Practice Guidelines: "Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults."

Amgen Prescribing Information, Amjevita.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Biologic Therapies," "Understanding IBD Medications and Side Effects."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on October 10, 2018

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