Intravenous (IV) antibiotics are the only way to treat certain tough infections. Fortunately, there’s a comfortable way to easily access the IV antibiotics you need at Align Infusion Clinic in Metairie, Louisiana. The highly skilled infusion professionals expertly administer your IV antibiotics while you relax. Schedule your appointment using the online booking tool, or click the provided link for help now.
You might need IV antibiotics in a few scenarios, such as:
In general, doctors may prescribe IV antibiotics when you have serious medical problems or have a history of issues that increase your risk for complications during healing.
IV antibiotic infusions start with needle placement in a large vein, usually within your arm. Then, a very slim flexible tube, a catheter, goes through the needle. After removing the needle, a member of the infusion team affixes a sterile bandage over the catheter to keep it in place during your treatment.
Then, you relax as the medication gradually trickles into your veins. You’re free to use your phone, take a short nap, read, or do anything else you would like during your IV antibiotics infusion, as long as you remain relatively still.
The process can take an hour or two, depending on the kind of antibiotic you need and how much your doctor prescribes. After your treatment, a team member gently withdraws the needle and places a sterile dressing over the vein. You may have a very minimal amount of bleeding, which stops quickly.
IV antibiotic infusion frequency can vary quite a bit from one person to another. In some situations, you may simply need one infusion. With certain diseases, however, you could require 1-3 infusion sessions a day, with a total treatment time of 1-8 weeks.
In some cases, IV antibiotics can offer some significant advantages over oral antibiotics, including:
IV antibiotics aren’t right for every situation, but if you have a serious infection, it might be just what you need to get better. Reach out to Align Infusion Clinic or click the online appointment scheduler to arrange your infusion now.