Rheumatic Diseases Clinic of Oklahoma offers our valued patients many different intravenous (IV) infusion medications for the treatment of their acute and chronic health conditions involving rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, and many other autoimmune diseases.
Infusion medications include the following: Actemra, Benlysta, Cimzia, Evenity, Inflectra, Injectafer, Krystexxa, Orencia, Prolia, Renflexis, Remicade, Rituxan, Saphnelo, Simponi Aria, Venofer, Ocrevus, Ruxience, and Octagam. This is not an all-inclusive list, so be sure and ask if you don’t see a medication listed.
We also manage IV therapy treatments for iron-deficiency anemia and other conditions, so have your Physician reach out to our office to discuss your options. Our highly trained and caring infusion nurses will collaborate with each patient’s provider to improve each and every patient’s function and help keep their highest quality of life.At our facility, you will receive your infusion in a comfortable setting under the complete and competent care of our infusion nurses who are supervised by on-site medical providers. The infusion rooms are equipped with recliners, Wi-Fi, and televisions. You may want to bring a book, laptop, and other form of entertainment. Snacks and drinks are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Based on the infusion medication therapy selected for you, providers may order blood tests and/or X-Rays. After all testing is completed, our financial team will work with each patient and their insurance company to obtain approval for the treatment ordered. When the treatment is approved, our scheduling team coordinates infusion appointment times that are convenient for our patients.
Please note that hydrating 2-3 days before a scheduled infusion appointment is encouraged to aid with the infusion treatment.
Please make the infusion team aware of any recent surgery, scheduled surgery, or infections as this could interfere with that day’s scheduled treatment.
Once all assessments and reviews are completed, the infusion nurse inserts a small IV needle into the hand or arm.Depending on the medication therapy selected for treatment, infusion times will vary from 30 minutes to six hours; however, most medications are administered in two hours or less.
Every patient is closely monitored from start to finish. Most patients feel normal after their infusion and can resume their daily activities, while others experience acute fatigue. Therefore, we encourage patients to consider having transportation available to them.
Should you have any questions, please call 405-606-8070 and ask to speak with an infusion nurse.
We look forward to meeting your infusion needs!
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