Infusions refer to the administration of medication, fluids, and nutrients directly into your body through an intravenous (IV) line. The team at Ascada Health in Fullerton, California, offers specialty infusions to treat rare conditions like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Patients receive infusions in private rooms that include entertainment, snacks, and drinks. To find out more about the specialty infusions at Ascada Health, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Infusions deliver medications or fluids into your body through a needle or catheter. So, instead of taking a drug by mouth, it goes directly into your bloodstream.
You may need infusions if you’re prescribed a medication you can’t take by mouth. Some medications lose their potency during the digestive process, while others may cause unpleasant side effects during digestion. Or, you may need a dose of a medication that’s too high to take orally.
Ascada Health has specialty infusions for specific health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ulcerative colitis (UC). These chronic diseases cause chronic inflammation because of problems that involve the immune system.
The specialty infusions at Ascada Health — biologics — are disease-modifying drugs that reduce inflammation and the symptoms it causes by modifying the immune reaction.
Ascada Health offers a number of specialty infusions. The biologics available include (but are not limited to):
Your primary care provider determines if you would benefit from a specialty infusion after a consultation. The team usually recommends infusions for people with moderate to severe symptoms that fail to improve with traditional medical interventions.
You can expect comfort and compassion when receiving infusions at Ascada Health. The multispecialty medical practice has private infusion rooms and offers entertainment, food, and drinks to keep you comfortable during your treatment.
Your provider reviews the details of your specialty infusion before you start so you know what to expect. This includes the length and frequency of your infusions. Some infusions are given over an hour, while others may take several hours.
During your infusion, your provider inserts an intravenous (IV) line in your arm while you relax in the infusion chair. You then receive your medication while the team closely monitors you.
The team may request that you remain in your room for a set period of time following your infusion so they can monitor for side effects before sending you home.
To find out more about the specialty infusions at Ascada Health, call the office or book an appointment online today.