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Infusions are used to treat anemia, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s Disease. During an infusion, medication is administered into the blood stream intravenously (via IV). Iron infusions are prescribed for anemic patients unable to take iron supplements orally. Patients usually receive iron infusions over the course of several visits until his or her iron levels are correct.
Infusions for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease work by reducing the effects of the substances in the body that cause inflammation. Infusions can help decrease symptoms and achieve remission in patients who have not adequately responded to other medical therapies.
Most infusion session take less than two hours, and patients may nap, read, watch TV, or work on their laptop, tablet, or smart phone.
To learn more about infusion treatments, please visit our Patient Resources page.