Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is too severe to be treated effectively by oral medications. Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously, but may also refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections and epidural routes.
“Traditional” prescription drug therapies commonly administered through infusion include:
- Pain Management
- Parenteral Nutrition