A product review of vedolizumab in inflammatory bowel disease

Robert Battat, Parambir S. Dulai, Vipul Jairath, Niels Vande Casteele*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Vedolizumab is a monoclonal antibody to the α4β7 integrin that selectively reduces intestinal lymphocyte trafficking, thereby providing a safe and effective treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This product review outlines the unique mechanism of vedolizumab in addition to efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data from clinical trials, observational studies and meta-analyses. Vedolizumab has been shown to be effective as a first- or second-line induction and maintenance therapy in both ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). Prolonged induction therapy may increase efficacy, particularly in tumor necrosis factor-alpha-exposed CD patients. To date, no drug-specific safety signals have been identified. In addition to the presence of an apparent exposure-response relationship, vedolizumab has demonstrated consistent pharmacodynamic effects on α4β7, mucosal vascular addressin cell adhesion molecule 1 and other cell adhesion molecules. Future efforts should focus on identifying predictive biomarkers capable of guiding personalized IBD treatment with vedolizumab.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2482-2490
Number of pages9
JournalHuman Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 3 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Anti-integrin therapy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • gut-selective
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • ulcerative colitis
  • vedolizumab

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology


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