Gastroenterology Product Review - Vedolizumab for IBD

This review is a concise summary of the important pharmacological and clinical characteristics of vedolizumab (Entyvio®), which is available in Australia and reimbursed on the PBS for the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative
colitis (UC) or Crohn’s disease (CD) who have had an inadequate response with, lost response to, or are intolerant to either conventional therapy or tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α antagonists.

Expert commentary on the use of vedolizumab from a clinical perspective is provided by Professor Rupert Leong, Senior Staff Specialist Gastroenterologist, Head of Concord Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service and foundation director of IBD Sydney Organisation.

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