Infusion therapy allows patients to safely receive medication through a catheter, a flexible tube that’s placed in a vein or just under the skin. Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is given intravenously (through a vein), but it can also include fluid replacements, blood transfusions, chemotherapy and antibiotics. It is often prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it can’t be treated effectively by medications taken by mouth.
IV therapies such as chemotherapy, IV antibiotics, biotherapies, IV hydration and electrolyte replacement, and blood transfusions are an important part of the treatment of cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis.
Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis often require infusions as maintenance medication. Local patients do not have to drive to receive these medications and can enjoy a quiet and relaxing space.
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