Many powerful prescription medications aren't suitable for oral use and need to go straight into your bloodstream. Shanker Dixit, MD, and his team at Neurology Center of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, have an IV infusion center onsite where you can receive your treatment in relaxing, comfortable surroundings. To find out how you could benefit from IV infusions, call the Neurology Center of Las Vegas to speak to the specialist infusion nurse or book an appointment online today.
Many drugs aren't suitable for oral ingestion, so IV (intravenous) infusions provide an alternative to taking medications by mouth. Neurology Center of Las Vegas has an IV infusion suite for your convenience, staffed by an experienced registered nurse who specializes in delivering these treatments.
IV infusions can treat a variety of serious neurological conditions and other diseases, including:
IV infusions require you to have a needle in an arm or hand vein that connects to a slender tube (cannula). Your medication is a liquid solution suspended in a bag that goes straight into your bloodstream via the cannula.
The liquid medicine drips along the cannula and into your vein for about an hour. Other than a slight scratch as the needle goes into your vein, IV infusions are painless.
Neurology Center of Las Vegas offers a range of IV infusion medications for neurological and other conditions, including:
IVIg (intravenous immune globulin) treats various autoimmune neurological disorders, such as myasthenia gravis.
TYSABRI treats relapsing types of multiple sclerosis (MS).
ENTYVIO (vedolizumab) treats inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease.
REMICADE (infliximab) treats inflammatory bowel disease, as well as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and plaque psoriasis.
CINQAIR (reslizumab) is a monoclonal antibody that helps with adult asthma.
Rituxan (rituximab) treats certain autoimmune diseases and some forms of cancer.
Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) is a biological medication for Crohn's disease, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.
Orencia (abatacept) is a modified antibody for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Actemra (tocilizumab) is an immunosuppressive medicine that treats rheumatoid arthritis.
The frequency with which you'd need to use IV infusions depends on your condition. Some treatments require regular visits to Neurology Center of Las Vegas, while others may only need visits twice a year.
However many IV infusions you need, you can be sure of a warm welcome at the IV Infusion Center. You're in a comfortable, relaxing environment, and you can make use of the facilities available, including wireless internet and snacks and beverages.
To find out more about the IV infusions available at Neurology Center of Las Vegas and how they can help you, call the office or book an appointment online today.