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IV Infusion Therapy

Rheumatology Solutions

Board-Certified Rheumatologists located in Windcrest, TX

Getting the medications you need in the form of an IV infusion allows you to experience improvements in your condition quickly and enjoy a comfortable treatment in a soothing environment. At Rheumatology Solutions in San Antonio, Texas, the skilled team of rheumatologists often treats conditions like osteoporosis, gout, and arthritis using IV infusion therapy. To find out if you’re a candidate for IV infusion therapy, schedule a consultation by phone or online today.

IV Infusion Therapy Q & A

What is IV infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy delivers medications into your system via a catheter or needle. It allows the team at Rheumatology Solutions to distribute your infused drugs directly into your bloodstream.

The team at Rheumatology Solutions might recommend IV infusion therapy to you if your condition requires fast and effective treatment because of severe symptoms. 

The skilled infusion team of registered nurses and medical assistants have advanced training and experience in infusion therapy and help to make the experience comfortable for you.

Additionally, the team at Rheumatology Solutions has configured the infusion suite to accommodate social distancing guidelines between patients and practitioners. They disinfect all equipment between patients to ensure that it’s safe and sanitary.

What can IV infusion therapy help treat?

The team at Rheumatology Solutions recommends infusion therapy for a wide range of rheumatic and inflammatory disorders. Your provider might recommend an infusion to treat:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (with gastroenterologist referral)

In many cases, infused medications work against inflammation to ease the widespread pain and stiffness and prevent joint damage and disability associated with conditions like these.

Which medications are available as infusions?

Many medications are available as infusions at Rheumatology Solutions. Your provider tells you which of the available drugs you need for your condition and how an infusion of it will help you. They also help you weigh the benefits and potential side effects of each available infusion medication for your condition before selecting the best one for your case.

In many cases, infusion therapy involves a class of medicines called biologics. You must take biologics under the care of an experienced, trained physician. Getting them in the form of IV infusions at Rheumatology Solutions can help you avoid the stress and inconvenience of taking them as injections that you give yourself at home. 

With biologics, you may notice a long-term improvement in your symptoms weeks or months after your first infusion. The team tells you how often to get infusions for your condition. 

To find out if IV infusion therapy is an appropriate addition to your personalized treatment plan, call Rheumatology Solutions, or schedule an appointment online today.