What is Infusion Therapy?

Definition of Infusion Therapy

Infusion therapy is the delivery of drugs directly into the bloodstream via a vein, usually located in the arm or hand. Many medications used to treat neurological disorders must be delivered in this manner. Also called Intravenous (IV) therapy, Infusion therapy has become an effective strategy in treating and managing certain disease processes. Your doctor may recommend an infusion therapy medication as part of your treatment for the following neurological and related disorders:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • CIDP
  • MMN
  • Neuropathy
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyositis
  • Lumbo-sacral plexopathies
  • Guillain-Barre
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Psoriatic arthritis

The Infusion Clinic Experience

Ambulatory infusion services allow the patient to move about the clinic in a safe and supervised manner without being confined to a chair or a bed for the duration of your treatment. VISTA Infusions, located in the same office with NISA, provides for the administration of many different types of drug therapies including IVIG, Remicade®; and Tysabri®, among others.

Often, the infusion process will take about two hours to complete, during which time you will be free to move about the clinic, have a seat in comfortable chairs and lounge areas, read a book, watch a movie, have some lunch, and even bring your laptop to surf the web on our wi-fi connection!

DISCLAIMER: Do not use the information provided on this page for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Only a consultation with a licensed medical professional can offer a proper diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites or information are provided as a convenient reference – they should not be construed as an endorsement of another site.

Be sure to check out the information we have on another one of our neuro treatments, Vagal Nerve Stimulation.