Who Can Benefit From Infusion Therapy

Patients living with chronic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and lupus count on medication management to keep pain and inflammation at bay. Otherwise, uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms of pain, stiffness, swelling, and inflammation can limit your mobility, plans, and quality of life.

If your oral medication isn’t doing enough to control your symptoms and prevent flare-ups, could you benefit from infusion therapy as a more effective medication delivery method? You may be able to get more out of work, play, and family and friends with better medication management of your condition with an infusion-based approach.

The rheumatology and internal medicine experts at Pleasanton Arthritis and Osteoporosis Medical Center, led by Dr. Iraj Sabahi, offer infusion treatment for new and existing patients from locations in Pleasanton and Turlock, California. Talk to Dr. Sabahi about whether infusion therapy could be the answer to your chronic symptoms.

About infusion therapy

Infusion therapy can cause your medication to resolve your symptoms more effectively. Infusions can also have rapid results, helping you feel better, faster.

With infusion therapy, Dr. Sabahi and his team can deliver your medication directly into your bloodstream. An intravenous (IV) needle and line infuses your dose, bypassing your digestive system and getting your medication to where you need it most in an hour or less.

When you come into our offices for your infusion therapy, you rest in comfort, monitored for any adverse reactions to your dose or the IV by both a physician and a specialist infusion nurse. For your first treatment session, we ask that you bring a friend or family member for personal support.

The length of your infusion treatment depends on your condition and medication delivery needs, typically between one to three hours. Plan to get to the office at least 10-15 minutes early, and wait for 30-60 minutes following your infusion therapy for monitoring.

What conditions can be helped with infusion therapy?

You may be able to benefit from infusion therapy as part of your medication management if you’ve been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, or systemic lupus erythematosus. Infusion therapy can be particularly helpful for osteoporosis patients who struggle to tolerate oral medications that support bone health.

Dr. Sabahi delivers multiple types of medication through infusion therapy, including Remicade, Orencia, Benlysta, Actemra, Prolia, Cimzia, and Reclast.

Could you be a good candidate?

Dr. Sabahi may recommend that you exhaust other treatment options before embarking on infusion therapy. You may need regularly-spaced infusion therapy sessions to maximize your medication management benefits. Dr. Sabahi can help you put together a treatment plan that’s right for you.

To learn if you could be a good candidate for treatment with infusion therapy, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Sabahi now. You can discuss your condition, symptoms, medical history, and previous treatment attempts, and Dr. Sabahi can let you know if infusion treatment could improve your condition and restore your quality of life.

Call Pleasanton Arthritis and Osteoporosis Medical Center now to book your initial consultation appointment, or schedule with the online tool.

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