Is vedolizumab effective for the treatment of Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Vedolizumab, another integrin antagonist, is approved for Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis. It is specific for α4β7 integrin. Approval was based on a large phase 3 clinical trial conducted to simultaneously evaluate vedolizumab for both UC and CD that included several clinical studies involving 2,700 patients in nearly 40 countries.

Among patients with CD who had a response to induction therapy with vedolizumab, 39.0% of those assigned to vedolizumab every 8 weeks were in clinical remission at week 52, compared with 21.6% assigned to placebo (P< 0.001). [112]

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