Entyvio Infusions for Crohn’s Disease and How to Prepare

Entyvio Infusions for Crohn’s Disease and How to Prepare
Entyvio Infusions for Crohn's Disease and How to Prepare for Them When this column is published to the world on Friday, I will be busy having my next Crohn’s disease infusion of Entyvio (vedolizumab). Here and in future columns, I'll discuss how I plan for my infusions, what I bring with me, and how I spend the next few days. I am still searching for remission, so, I will have my next Entyvio infusion on Friday. Because I am scheduled for an infusion every eight weeks, I began to use a system and to think about what helps me. This will be my sixth Entyvio infusion, but my 10th infusion overall, after four rounds of Remicade (infliximab) infusions before trying this. Entyvio is a biologic therapy that can help Crohn's disease patients enter remission, improve the overall intestinal lining, and stop taking steroids like prednisone. According to the manufacturer, it is typically used when other medications haven't worked for patients. Usually, my infusion can take anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours because I get premeds before the Entyvio itself.
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