Home Infusion Therapy

When a patient is unable to take a medication by mouth, other routs of administration are employed. Infusions are usually administered intravenously, but subcutaneous, intramuscular, or even epidural administration is sometimes more appropriate.

Recent medical advances have made infusions a very common therapy. They can be employed to treat dehydration, manage pain, deliver antibiotics, or provide necessary medicines to people with gastrointestinal problems or difficulty swallowing. Specialized infusions are often used to treat chronic or serious conditions such as hemophilia, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, congestive heart failure, multiple sclerosis, and many cancers.

In the past, concerns about infection and standards of care meant that infusion therapy had to be conducted in clinical settings such as hospitals or long term care facilities. Patients with lengthy therapeutic regiments or chronic conditions had to spent large parts of their lives away from their homes and families. Happily, continued advancement in the art has meant that for the last thirty years patients have been able to undergo infusion therapy in the privacy and comfort of their own homes.

Today, home infusion therapy is a proven, safe, and effective alternative to expensive inpatient care for the treatment of many conditions. Every year more and more people are choosing to receive treatment in their homes or in specialized outpatient facilities.

Carolina IV Solutions is a dedicated closed door home infusion therapy pharmacy committed to working with physicians to provide personalized therapies and a continually advancing standard of care.