Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion) in Connecticut

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What is infusion therapy?

The term "infusion" or “infusion therapy” involves the administration of medications directly into the blood vessel of an individual. This process is additionally referred to as intravenous, or IV, infusion. Infusion, intravenous, or injectable methods of drug administration are commonly utilized if pill/oral medications are insufficient, unavailable, or inappropriate. Many 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 following exposure to the gastrointestinal system. Biologic medications are frequently used to address inflammatory bowel diseases, which include ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, in addition to other autoimmune disorders. To learn more about receiving infusion therapy in Connecticut, request a consultation at a Connecticut GI location near you.

Why choose a Connecticut GI infusion center?

Connecticut GI infusion centers allow for comprehensive digestive health services in coordination with your GI provider. We employ specialized GI nurses who focus on gastrointestinal disease management and infusion therapy and treatment to provide care alongside onsite providers to give you optimal care. Our centers all offer outpatient infusion-focused services with flexible scheduling to meet your needs. Furthermore, our practice is dedicated to the highest level of patient experience, quality, and safety at our intravenous infusion centers.

What medications are available through infusion therapy?

Several types of medications are available through IV infusion. A few of the medications that can be provided via IV infusion therapy include:

  • STELARA®
  • REMICADE®
  • ENTYVIO®
  • Infliximab biosimilars – INFLECTRA®, RENFLEXIS®, AVSOLA®
  • Iron products

How can I prepare for my infusion therapy?

Our team offers the following tips to help you prepare for your IV infusion therapy at one of our Connecticut centers:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Dress in layers
  • Some individuals may require premedication
  • Bring a list of the medications you currently take

For additional details on what to expect throughout your appointment, inquire about IV infusion therapy with your Connecticut GI provider.

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Infusion therapy for digestive diseases

In the event you or a loved one experience ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or any other conditions that require medication to be administered through an IV, you can trust the experts at Connecticut GI locations in your area to provide you with the highest level of patient-focused care. Our gastroenterology providers specialize in gastrointestinal diseases and the treatments utilized to address such issues, like intravenous infusion therapy. To learn additional details about our infusion therapy suites in Connecticut and the amenities offered, please reach out to a Connecticut GI location near you.

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