Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion) in Little Rock, AR
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What is infusion therapy?
The term "infusion" or "infusion therapy" refers to administering medications and/or fluids directly into a patient's vein. This process is also referred to as intravenous or IV therapy. Infusion, intravenous, or injectable methods of medication administration are typically utilized if pill/oral medications are unavailable, inappropriate, or insufficient. Several of the latest medications are biologic (made or derived from living cells) and cannot be ingested via the mouth, like a pill, as they will not remain effective once exposed to the digestive system. Biologic medications are often prescribed to treat inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, in addition to other autoimmune disorders. If you or a loved one are seeking infusion therapy in Little Rock, AR, request an appointment at a local GastroArkansas in your community.
Why choose a GastroArkansas infusion center?
GastroArkansas infusion centers provide comprehensive GI care in coordination with your provider. Our locations feature specialized gastrointestinal nurses who focus on GI disease management and infusion therapy and treatment, providing care alongside onsite specialists to give you optimal care. Our centers are all outpatient IV infusion therapy-focused and feature flexible appointments. Moreover, our practice promises the highest level of patient experience, quality, and safety at every one of our intravenous infusion centers.
What medications can be administered through infusion therapy?
The medications mentioned below can be provided via IV infusion therapy:
- Infliximab biosimilars – INFLECTRA®, RENFLEXIS®, AVSOLA®
- Iron products
How can I prepare for my infusion therapy?
Follow the tips below to prepare for your intravenous infusion therapy at our Little Rock, AR center:
- Drink plenty of water
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Bring a list of the medications you currently take
- Wear clothing with layers
- Some patients may need to premedicate
For additional details on what you can expect during your appointment, please inquire about intravenous infusion therapy with your GastroArkansas provider.
Infusion therapy for digestive issues
If you or someone you love has Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or any other disorder that requires you to receive medication through an IV, then you can trust the team at GastroArkansas to offer the best in patient-centered care. Our gastroenterologists specialize in GI conditions and the treatments necessary to address such issues, including infusion therapy. To learn more about our infusion therapy suites in Little Rock, AR and the amenities offered, please reach out to a GastroArkansas location in your area.
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