Infusion therapy usually involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. Infusion therapy becomes the last resort when a patient does not respond to oral drugs. In an infusion therapy, the medication is usually administered intravenously but the medication can also be provided through other non-oral routes such as intramuscular injections or epidural routes.
Some common diseases that are usually treated with infusion therapy include infections, dehydration, Crohn’s disease, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, cancer-related pain, and more.
When it comes to infusion therapy administration, it entirely depends upon of the type of medication that is administered. Some specialty medications are typically administered by specialty pharmacies. These pharmacies have the facilities and know the processes to handle these medications. Specialty medication also requires expert staff to administer them.
The advancements in drug delivery system have now made it possible to administer drugs to the patients in the comforts of their homes. Some specialty medication can also be administered through a home infusion therapy.