Infusion Therapies

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Prepare for Your Therapy Appointment

  • Wear Comfortable Clothing

    Wear loose comfortable clothing. Wear sleeves that can be rolled up past your elbows.

  • Drink Plenty of Water

    Drink plenty of water and hydrate the day before your infusion. This makes your veins easier to access.

  • Amenities at OAOC

    Amenities that OAOC offers include WiFi, pillows, heated blankets, infusion chairs that include a heat and massage function, as well as snacks and drinks.

How are infusions prepared?

Infusion medications are prepared at the time of treatment by our experienced and registered nurses. If the medication is intravenous (IV) it will likely be prepared and added to an appropriately sized bag of sterile solution (IV Fluids) which is then administered intravenously through an IV catheter placed by the registered nurse. Some IV and injectable medications come in pre-prepared forms that may not require as much advanced preparation.

What can I expect during infusion therapy at your office?

You will enter the facility, check-in and you will be seen to the infusion suite.

How long does infusion therapy take?

Infusion therapy times vary depending on the type of treatment, our staff will ensure that the experience is as comfortable for you as possible.

Benlysta (belimumab) 1 hour 25 minutes
Cimzia (certolizumab pegol 30 minutes
Krystexxa (pegloticase) 2 hours (with 1 hour observation)
Orencia (abatacept) 45 minutes
Prolia (denosumab) 15 minutes
Remicade (infliximab) 2 hours
Rituxan (rituxmab) 4 hours
Simponi Aria (golimunab) 40 minutes
Stelara (ustekinumab 30 minutes
Truxima (ritiximab-abbs) 4 hours
Entyvio (vedolizumab) 45 minutes
Renflexis (infliximab-adba) 2 hours
Can I drive after an infusion?

Your doctor will let you know about any driving restrictions. Most patients are able to drive themselves after an infusion. Occasionally there may be a need for the patients to be monitored after their infusions and before discharge from the center.

Where is the IV placed during infusion therapy?

The infusion tubing is placed in the arm.

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