Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion) in St. Louis, MO
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What is infusion therapy?
"Infusion" or "infusion therapy" refers to administering medications and/or fluids directly into a person's vein. It is also known as intravenous or IV infusion. Infusion, intravenous, or injectable methods of medication delivery are generally used when oral/pill medications are insufficient, unavailable, or inappropriate. Many of the newest medications are derived or made from living cells (biologic), which cannot be taken orally, like a pill, because they are no longer effective once exposed to the gastrointestinal system. Biologic medications are often used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, along with other autoimmune disorders. To find a provider who offers infusion therapy in St. Louis, MO, request a consultation at a local Specialists in Gastroenterology in your community.
Why choose a Specialists in Gastroenterology infusion center?
Specialists in Gastroenterology infusion centers allow for comprehensive gastrointestinal health care in collaboration with your provider. We have specialized gastroenterology nurses who focus on GI disease management and infusion therapy and treatment, working with onsite specialists to offer you the best care possible. All of our centers provide outpatient IV infusion and offer flexible appointments to meet your needs. Moreover, Specialists in Gastroenterology promises the highest level of quality, patient experience, and safety at each of our IV infusion centers.
What medications can be administered through infusion therapy?
The medications listed below are available via IV infusion therapy:
- Iron products
- Infliximab biosimilars – INFLECTRA®, RENFLEXIS®, AVSOLA®
How can I prepare for my infusion therapy?
The tips listed below can help you prepare for your infusion therapy at our St. Louis, MO center:
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Bring a list of current medications
- Dress in layers
- Drink plenty of water
- Some individuals may need to premedicate
For additional details on what else you can expect during your appointment, please consult your Specialists in Gastroenterology provider to discuss infusion therapy.
Infusion therapy for digestive conditions
If you or a family member have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or any other condition that necessitates receiving medication intravenously, you can trust the team at Specialists in Gastroenterology to offer the best in patient-centric care. Our gastroenterology providers specialize in gastrointestinal disorders and the treatments used to address such issues, including intravenous infusion therapy. To learn additional details about our infusion therapy suites in St. Louis, MO, and the amenities offered, please get in touch with a local Specialists in Gastroenterology near you.
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