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Infusion Therapy

Infusion Therapy

About Infusion Therapy

Infusion therapy gives patients with neurological diseases access to powerful, fast-acting therapies formulated for their specific disease. At Riverhills Neuroscience, the region’s leading neuroscience specialists offer infusions in their Cincinnati, Ohio, area office in Norwood and as well as their Crestview Hills, Kentucky office. The practice has additional Cincinnati offices in Westside and Anderson, but these offices don’t offer infusion therapy services. Call the office nearest you or click the online contact form to request more information now.

Infusion Therapy Q&A

What is infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy is an intravenous method of delivering medicine straight into your bloodstream. Delivering medication in this way ensures that you absorb it quickly so none of it is broken down during the digestion process (something that always happens with oral medication). 

While infusions are unique according to the disease, in general, the purpose of infusions is managing neurological disease symptoms, slowing disease progression, preventing future flare-ups, and helping you avoid disability due to neurological diseases.

Who needs infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy is a common treatment for people who have conditions such as:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Migraines
  • Guillain-Barré
  • Neuropathy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Immune deficiencies

Infusion therapy may also be part of the treatment plan for many other neurological diseases. 

What is the infusion therapy process like?

At Riverhills Neuroscience, the elite neurology specialists offer infusion therapy in their Norwood office in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Crestview Hills office in Kentucky. The infusion suites are a comfortable, safe space to get your treatment while under medical supervision. Private rooms are available. 

The infusion process starts with your specialist inserting a slender catheter into an arm or hand vein. The initial stick will sting, but it’s over quickly, and your provider tapes the catheter in place so you can move a bit without worrying about it coming out. 

The infusion trickles into your vein gradually, so you might feel a little bit of coldness at the infusion site. Most people find the process quite comfortable.

Infusions can take anywhere from less than an hour to several hours, based on the medication and dosage. Medical professionals supervise you during the infusion process. 

During the infusion, you can read a book, use the complimentary Wi-Fi on your digital device, or even take a nap. Riverhills Neuroscience does everything possible to make infusion therapy as comfortable as possible, including making it easy to come and go, thanks to the free parking on-site. Flexible appointment times are always available for infusion therapy. 

Riverhills Neuroscience is proud to be at the leading edge of infusion therapy treatments for neurological diseases. The Norwood and Crestview Hills offices are welcoming places to get infusion therapy in a comfortable state-of-the-art infusion suite, so call the office nearest you or click the online contact form to learn more about available infusions now.