VEDOLIZUMAB is a Schedule H drug.
Vedolizumab reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation.This medication is used to treat certain bowel disorders (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease). In these conditions, the body’s defense system attacks healthy tissues in the gut, It works by blocking the actions of a certain natural substance in the body. This helps to decrease swelling in the gut.


VEDOLIZUMAB is generally used to treat: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease
VEDOLIZUMAB can address symptoms like: Abdomen Pain, Joint Pain, Abdomen Stomach Cramps, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness, Fatigue (tiredness), Fever, Loss Of Appetite, Weight Loss (unintentional)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: IV (Intravenous)


  • You should not use vedolizumab if you are allergic to it.
  • Before you start treatment with vedolizumab, your doctor may perform tests to make sure you do not have tuberculosis or other infections.
  • Vedolizumab 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 vedolizumabIt may take up to several weeks before your symptoms improve.
  • Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using vedolizumab, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine.You may receive "killed-virus" vaccines such as a flu shot, polio vaccine, rabies vaccine, or hepatitis A vaccine. Ask your doctor before receiving any vaccine while you are being treated with vedolizumab.
  • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.

Common Side-Effects

VEDOLIZUMAB : Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Fever, Throat Soreness, Runny Nose, Sneezing, Cough, Fatigue (tiredness), Arms Pain, Legs Pain, Head Headache, Joint Pain, Back Pain, Nausea, Body Pain, Chills, Chest Discomfort, Vomit, Weakness (generalized), Cold

Serious Side-Effects

VEDOLIZUMAB : MEMORY LOSS, Acute Liver Failure, Seizure, Progressive Multifocal Encephalopathy, Vision Problems, Difficulty Breathing, Loss Of Voice, Nasal Congestion, Body Loss Of Movement, Muscle Stiffness, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Body Discoloration, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Loss Of Coordination, Confusion, Eyes Change In Vision, Difficulty Talking, Difficulty Concentrating, Memory Problems

Rare Side-Effects

VEDOLIZUMAB : Brain Infection, Cough, Difficulty Swallowing, Dizziness, Rapid Heart Rate (pulse), Eyes Swelling, Face Swelling, Swollen Lips, Chest Discomfort

Disease Interactions

VEDOLIZUMAB can interfere with: Bacterial Infection, Fungal Infection, Viral Inection, Protozoal Infection, Acute Liver Failure, Primary Immunodeficiency, Vaccination

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Refrigeration (Between 2 To 8 C)

Available Alternatives

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