Frontline Internal Medicine LLC
Ogechi Mbakwe, MD
Internal Medicine located in Statesboro, GA
When your chronic condition isn’t responding to traditional oral medications, you may benefit from the quick-acting results of medication infusion therapy. At Frontline Internal Medicine in Statesboro, Georgia, Dr. Ogechi Mbakwe offers innovative medication infusion therapy to better manage the persistent pain and inflammation of arthritis or to treat stubborn infections. Find out if medication infusion therapy is right for you by calling Dr. Mbakwe’s office or using the online booking feature.
Infusion Clinic Q & A
What is medication infusion?
Medication infusion is a medical therapy that involves administering medications directly into your bloodstream via an intravenous drip, a syringe, or catheter. Infusion treatments may be necessary if you have a severe condition that isn’t effectively treated or managed with oral medications.
This method of treatment is fast-acting, alleviating pain and other symptoms more efficiently than other types of treatment. Infusions also allow Dr. Mbakwe to effectively monitor and control the dosage you receive.
Why do I need medication infusion therapy?
Dr. Mbakwe may recommend infusion therapy if you have an infection or a painful chronic condition that’s unresponsive to other drug therapies. She may recommend medication infusions for chronic conditions, like immune disorders and rheumatoid arthritis.
Medications that Dr. Mbakwe may administer intravenously include:
- Pain relievers
Depending on your needs, Dr. Mbakwe creates a custom infusion plan, with the goal to manage your pain, alleviate other symptoms, and enhance your quality of life.
What can I expect during an infusion?
Dr. Mbakwe can provide you with information prior to your infusion to help you prepare for treatment. You should make sure you drink plenty of water before treatment to keep you hydrated and wear comfortable clothing on the day of your infusion.
Treatment times vary according to your specific health needs. To help pass the time and keep you relaxed, you can bring a book or your favorite music and some headphones.
Does medication infusion therapy have risks?
The Frontline Internal Medicine staff ensures your health and safety is the top priority during a medication infusion treatment. Because infusion medications affect the body very quickly, any side effects to the medications occur soon after treatment begins. The medical team observes your treatment progress from start to finish and can address any issues immediately.
While infusion treatments are safe and effective, there are risks to consider, such as infections at the injection site and an increased risk of blood clots.
Dr. Mbakwe discusses your risks prior to treatment so you can make the most informed decision.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for medication infusion therapy, contact the Statesboro internal medicine office by phone or using the online booking feature.
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