Infusion Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis
At IDYLLIC Infusion Therapy Center, we offer advanced infusion therapy for arthritis, such as REMICADE® (infliximab), ORENCIA® (abatacept), ACTEMRA® (tocilizumab), RITUXAN® (rituximab), CIMZIA® (certolizumab), SIMPONI® (golimumab), SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab), TRUXIMA® (rituximab-abbs), AVSOLA® (infliximab-axxq), RENFLEXIS® (infliximab-abda), and others. Our specialized treatments target moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, providing relief from joint pain and reducing inflammation by modulating the immune system.
How Can Infusion Therapy Help With Your Arthritis?
For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), infusion therapy can be a game-changer. Unlike traditional oral medications, biologic infusions like those mentioned earlier specifically target the underlying causes of RA and inflammation, thereby effectively managing symptoms, potentially preventing joint and bone damage, and improving quality of life. Our team of dedicated healthcare providers at IDYLLIC Infusion Therapy Center specializes in a variety of methods to ensure your safety and well-being throughout the infusion treatment.
The Benefits of IV Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Infusion therapy is a preferred method for treating RA and other autoimmune conditions as part of a comprehensive treatment approach because it delivers medications directly into the bloodstream to target the likely underlying cause of the disease.
Our state-of-the-art infusion centers ensure that you receive the appropriate RA medications under the supervision of qualified and highly trained registered nurses (RN) and other healthcare professionals who actively monitor your vital signs and provide necessary measures to make sure that your treatment is as safe and comfortable as possible. Additionally, because you get to skip the hassle of going to a hospital, outpatient infusion therapy generally takes less time and can be more cost-effective — so we can get you back to doing what you love most.
Side Effects of Arthritis Infusion Therapy
As with any medical treatment, infusion therapy may have some potential side effects. Your healthcare provider will discuss the relative risks and benefits of various therapies with you prior to starting any new medicine. While most patients tolerate infusions very well, some may experience adverse infusion reactions. These reactions can occur at any point, and any concerns prior to your infusion should be discussed with your ordering healthcare provider and on-site infusion nurses. Rest assured that all of our infusion treatment centers are staffed with experienced healthcare professionals who are prepared to handle adverse reactions promptly and effectively.
Why Should I Choose an Infusion Therapy Center Outside of the Hospital?
Quite simply, outpatient (meaning outside of the hospital) infusion therapy clinics offer patients a few distinct benefits that make their overall treatment far easier and likely more cost-effective.
First, our outpatient infusion centers have a vast array of flexible times and locations that have been designed to meet your schedule. Whether this means that you prefer to have your treatment before, during, or after work, the timing and locations are not fixed and can be flexible based on your needs. Additionally, many patients find the more relaxed and intimate atmosphere of our infusion centers far more preferable than that of a large and cold hospital center.
Lastly, especially for patients with traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage, your infusions are likely covered under your medical plan (Part B). As such, your out-of-pocket costs would be far lower (if at all) when compared to having copays/deductibles at the pharmacy each time.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Infusion Therapy
Our specialized RA infusion treatments involve reducing inflammation and targeting specific immune cells, such as B cells and T cells, responsible for the autoimmune response. By modulating the immune system, these infusions have the potential to provide significant relief (or even remission) for RA patients.
Infusion Therapy for Psoriatic Arthritis
In addition to rheumatoid arthritis, we also offer a wide range of infusion therapies for psoriatic arthritis (often referred to as “PsA”):
- REMICADE® (infliximab)
- ORENCIA® (abatacept)
- ACTEMRA® (tocilizumab)
- RITUXAN® (rituximab)
- CIMZIA® (certolizumab)
- SIMPONI® (golimumab)
- SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab)
- TRUXIMA® (rituximab-abbs)
- AVSOLA® (infliximab-axxq)
- RENFLEXIS® (infliximab-abda)
- ILUMYA (tildrakizumab)
- STELARA (ustekinumab)
- TALTZ (ixekizumab)
- COSENTYX (secukinumab)
- TREMFYA (guselkumab)
- SKYRIZI (rizankizumab)
- SPEVIGO (spesolimab)
- ILARIS (canakinumab)
- KEVZARA (sarilumab)
Our treatments provide relief from joint pain, swelling, advanced joint damage, joint stiffness, skin involvement, and functional disability while reducing any other symptoms caused by immune system dysregulation. Most importantly, unlike older medications used to treat psoriatic arthritis, infusion treatments have the potential to provide substantial improvements in disease activity and improve the quality of life for those struggling with this autoimmune condition.
Starting Treatment With Infusion Therapy
Before starting infusion therapy, your medical and treatment history, goals of therapy, lifestyle factors, symptoms, and many other aspects of your current clinical presentation will be carefully reviewed to ensure the safety, appropriate dosing, and suitability for a particular treatment method. Our experienced healthcare team will explain the process and address any questions or concerns you may have, making you feel comfortable before receiving your first infusion/injection (and all future treatments).
How Does Infusion Therapy Work?
Infusion therapy involves administering medications directly into the bloodstream, allowing for rapid absorption, effectiveness, and targeted treatment delivery. Depending on the condition being treated and the specific medication, infusions may be required every few weeks or months. Our team will closely monitor your progress and review the appropriate medication dosing with your ordering healthcare provider (as needed) to ensure that your ordering provider and IDYLLIC can communicate effectively.
Take the First Step Towards Relief — Schedule Your Rheumatoid or Psoriatic Arthritis Infusion Treatment Today!
While infusion therapy is highly effective, there are other treatment options available for arthritis, including oral treatments and different medications. Our healthcare providers will work with you, your ordering healthcare provider, and other treatment team members to determine the most suitable approach for your unique needs and condition with the goal of ensuring the best possible outcome.
At IDYLLIC Infusion Therapy Centers, we are committed to providing personalized and compassionate care for arthritis patients. Our dedicated team of doctors and nurses will guide you through your infusion journey, helping you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. If you have any questions or concerns about infusion therapy for rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis or any other condition, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Your health and well-being are our top priorities!