Vedolizumab is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease. It reduces inflammation by blocking certain proteins in your gut.
Vedolizumab is given as an infusion into a vein by a health professional.
Vedolizumab will be given to you by a health professional. If you are unable to attend an appointment, contact your health professional as soon as possible.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Reaction during the infusion including: nausea, dizziness, headache
|Tell your health professional immediately|
Joint aches and pains
Runny or blocked nose
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. March 2023
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