Treatment Options: Biologic Medication Entyvio Is Next for Me

Treatment Options: Biologic Medication Entyvio Is Next for Me
Crohn's Disease: Biologic Medications and Entyvio In a single article outside of my usual pattern of writing a series, I wanted to focus more on the biologic drugs and medications offered to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis patients, specifically the ones that I have tried personally. I’ll also be learning about and discussing the latest biologic, vedolizumab, known by the brand name Entyvio. Entyvio is a new biologic that I will begin this Friday, just as this article posts, oddly enough. As I mentioned in one of my previous articles, Crohn’s Disease Medications: Part Four in a Series, the medication treatment plan that doctors generally begin with is a pyramid-style plan, starting with medications that have the least number of side effects, or that are least harmful, at the bottom of the pyramid. Some doctors use the same pyramid, but upside down, starting with the more aggressive medications first, but these also are potentially more harmful. While these medications may induce remission, other less dangerous medications may work for some patients, too. Depending on the specifics of your individual disease and treatment progress, the location of your inflammation, related circumstances, and decisions made by you and your doctor, there are a plethora of
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