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Infusion (Overview)

An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be infused subq but rarely.


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Does it hurt to get an infusion done?

Does it hurt to get an infusion done?

I do not understand: Need to know what kind of infusion? ...Read more

Infusion (Overview)

An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be infused subq but rarely.


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What do they do in an infusion center?

Infuse: Central location to give a variety of intravenous therapies, ranging from antibiotics, iron, chemotherapy, immune modulating meds, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: infusion?

Inject: An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be infused subq but rarely. ...Read more

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Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the infusion?

Not often: An infusion is the administration of medication via an intravenous line. The access to the body is via a needle stick into a vein. In most cases this is done directly with no pain medication although some will inject a small dose of numbing medication (usually lidocaine) into the area of skin where the infusion needle will be stuck. ...Read more

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7 yrs. Post tx bro w/ ptld b cell cd 20. Ritux w/ poor result, 4 rchop infusions produced clean scan, bad effects. How many more needed?

Need more info: Can't advise from question. Need more details on disease, stage, treatment, and side effects experienced. ...Read more

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When is an albumin infusion necessary?

When is an albumin infusion necessary?

Rarely: There are other ways to build up blood volume. Albumin does not last very long. It is usually given when other types of infusion have already been done. ...Read more

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Wich is the most used in iron infusions?

INFeD and DexFerrum: Iron dextran in the form of "infed" and "dexferrum" are the ones I am most familiar with that are used in infusions. ...Read more

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Are there risks with a maxalon infusion?

Are there risks with a maxalon infusion?

Tardive dyskinesia: The major risk is tardive dyskinesia. This is a disorder of involuntary movements, especially in the face. ...Read more

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Is prolia ever administered by IV infusion?

No. : Prolia is a subcutaneous injection. There are other osteoporosis treatments, such as reclast, (zoledronic acid) which is given by IV infusion. They treat the same thing but are very different drugs. ...Read more