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Vedolizumab Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Philip Thornton, DipPharm. Last updated on Feb 27, 2023.

Applies to vedolizumab: powder for solution, solution.

Serious side effects of Vedolizumab

Along with its needed effects, vedolizumab may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking vedolizumab:

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Incidence not known

Other side effects of Vedolizumab

Some side effects of vedolizumab may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

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For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to vedolizumab: intravenous powder for injection, subcutaneous solution.


The most common adverse reactions were nasopharyngitis, headache, arthralgia, nausea, pyrexia, upper respiratory tract infection, fatigue, cough, bronchitis, influenza, back pain, rash, pruritus, sinusitis, oropharyngeal pain, and pain in extremities.[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Rash, pruritus, eczema, erythema, night sweats, acne

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Folliculitis[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, oropharyngeal pain, gastroenteritis, anal abscess, anal fissure, dyspepsia, constipation, abdominal distension, flatulence, hemorrhoids[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Urinary tract infection[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Elevations of transaminase, elevations of bilirubin, hepatitis, ALT elevations, AST elevations[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Infusion related reactions (e.g., infusion site reaction, infusion site pain, infusion site irritation)

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Anaphylactic reaction (e.g., dyspnea, bronchospasm, urticaria, flushing, rash, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate)[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Influenza

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Bacterial sepsis, septic shock

Frequency not reported: Sepsis, tuberculosis, salmonella sepsis, Listeria meningitis, giardiasis, cytomegaloviral colitis[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Arthralgia (12%)

Common (1% to 10%): Back pain, pain in extremities[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (12%)

Common (1% to 10%): Paresthesia[Ref]


Rare (less than 0.1%): Transitional cell carcinoma, carcinoid tumor of the appendix

Frequency not reported: B-cell lymphoma, breast cancer, colon cancer, malignant hepatic neoplasm, malignant lung neoplasm, malignant melanoma, lung cancer of primary neuroendocrine carcinoma, renal cancer, squamous cell carcinoma[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Pyrexia, fatigue[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Nasopharyngitis (13%)

Common (1% to 10%): Upper respiratory tract infection, cough, bronchitis, influenza, sinusitis

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Pneumonia[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Infusion site reaction (e.g., infusion site pain, infusion site irritation), infusion related reaction, chills, feeling cold[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Hypertension[Ref]

Frequently asked questions


1. (2014) "Product Information. Entyvio (vedolizumab)." Takeda Pharmaceuticals America

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.