Sometimes infusion, or IV, therapy is prescribed for patients when oral medication won’t work effectively to heal their disease or treat their condition or symptoms.
Infusion therapy is the administration of fluid medications and nutrition. It is sometimes necessary in the treatment of chronic (ongoing) and severe conditions, including:
With infusion therapy, medicines or fluids flow through a flexible tube (catheter) that’s placed in a vein or just under the skin—usually your arm or chest (infusion site).
Treatments may include: