Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion) in Indianapolis, IN
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What is infusion therapy?
“Infusion” or “infusion therapy” is a service involving the administration of medications and/or fluids directly into the blood vessel of a patient. It is also referred to as intravenous or IV infusion. Infusion, intravenous, or injectable approaches to drug delivery are commonly used when oral/pill medications are unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate. A number of the newest medications are biologic (made or derived from living cells) and cannot be taken via the mouth, like a pill, because they are no longer effective after exposure to the gastrointestinal tract. Biologic medications are frequently used to address inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis among other autoimmune disorders. For more information on receiving IV therapy in Indianapolis, IN, request a consultation at an Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology location in your area.
Why choose an Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology infusion center?
Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology infusion centers allow for comprehensive gastrointestinal care in coordination with your physician. We feature specialized gastrointestinal nurses with a focus on GI disease management and infusion therapy and treatment, providing care alongside onsite physicians to offer you optimal care. Our centers all offer outpatient intravenous infusion-focused and offer flexible scheduling to meet your needs. Lastly, our practice promises the highest level of safety, quality, and patient experience at all of our IV infusion centers.
What medications are available through infusion therapy?
The medications listed here can be provided to patients via IV infusion therapy:
- Iron products
- Infliximab biosimilars – INFLECTRA®, RENFLEXIS®, AVSOLA®
How can I prepare for infusion therapy?
Follow the tips below to prepare for your infusion therapy at our Indianapolis, IN center:
- Some patients may need to premedicate
- Bring a list of the medications you currently take
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Dress in layers
- Drink plenty of water
To learn what to expect throughout your visit, please inquire about IV infusion therapy with your Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology provider.
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Infusion therapy for GI diseases
If you or a loved one experience ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or any other disease that requires you to receive medication intravenously, you can count on the team at Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology to provide you with the best in personalized care. Our gastroenterology providers specialize in gastrointestinal disorders and the treatments rendered to manage such issues, including infusion therapy. To find out additional information about our infusion therapy suites in Indianapolis, IN, and their amenities, reach out to an Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology location in your community.
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