Just turned 70! I have been on entyvio for 4+ years now and happily in remission. I just had my 33rd infusion yesterday. No side effects. Haven’t been sicker more than usual. Had great antibody response to the covid vaccines — this is well documented in studies that entyvio patients have responded well.
Infusion times are great — only 30 minutes as opposed to 2-3 hrs with remicade. Mine are every 8 weeks and only once have I had to do some juggling because of vacation plans.
Response time: I was really sick when I started on it but pretty well controlled with prednisone. I started tapering prednisone right away and was able to successfully taper off completely for the first time ever. I used rectals until I was completely in remission. I think I was symptom free by month four but a colonoscopy around that time did show lingering microscopic inflammation that was gone by the next scope (6 months later?).
T%hanks for the response. Are you taking any other UC medications other than Entyvio.