Infusion Therapy for Lupus

At IDYLLIC Infusion Treatment Center, we specialize in providing infusion treatments for lupus that target the underlying immune processes, potentially leading to symptom relief and improved quality of life. This therapy is particularly beneficial for those who cannot tolerate oral treatment or suffer from more severe manifestations of lupus.

Lupus, also known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the immune system and can cause widespread inflammation throughout the body. As a complex condition, it can present with a range of symptoms, including joint pain, skin rashes, fatigue, and even involvement of vital organs such as the kidneys (known as lupus nephritis). Oral medications are often the first line of treatment for lupus, but some patients may not adequately respond to or tolerate these medications. In such cases, infusion therapy treatments become a crucial alternative.

If you’re ready to start living better, get in touch with one of our certified specialists by calling (856)317-6104 or scheduling your consultation for lupus infusion therapy online. We look forward to helping alleviate your lupus symptoms!

How Does IV Infusion Therapy for Lupus Work?

IV infusion for lupus involves delivering medications directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous line. For lupus patients, this method allows for the administration of high-dose medications that may not be tolerable through oral treatment. The medications used in infusion therapy target specific components of the immune system to alleviate symptoms and reduce inflammation.

Infusion therapy for lupus often involves the use of biological drugs, such as BENLYSTA ® (belimumab) and SAPHNELO ® (anifrolumab), which are derived from living organisms and designed to target specific immune system molecules. These medications can help suppress the overactive immune response seen in lupus and reduce the frequency and severity of flares.

Types of Infusions for Lupus

At IDYLLIC, we offer various types of infusions for lupus, focusing on treatments that have shown significant benefits in clinical trials. BENLYSTA® (belimumab), a human monoclonal antibody, is specifically designed to target and inhibit the biological activity of B-lymphocyte stimulator, which plays a key role in the survival and differentiation of B-cells into plasma cells that produce antibodies. By reducing certain autoantibodies, BENLYSTA® can help decrease disease activity.

Another option is SAPHNELO® (anifrolumab), which works by blocking the type I interferon receptor and inhibiting the activity of multiple pro-inflammatory cytokines involved in lupus. This targeted approach can help manage the systemic effects of lupus, providing relief from joint pain, skin rash, and fatigue.

Benefits of Infusions for Lupus

Infusion therapy for lupus offers significant advantages, especially if you’re dealing with severe symptoms or if traditional oral medications haven’t been effective for you. Here’s how this treatment can make a difference:

  • Quick Symptom Relief: One of the standout benefits of infusion therapy for lupus is how quickly it can work. Unlike pills, which need to be digested, infusions are delivered directly into your bloodstream, providing faster relief from symptoms. This is particularly important during a severe flare-up.
  • Fewer Stomach Side Effects: If you’ve had trouble with stomach ulcers or other digestive issues from oral medications, infusions might offer additional relief. Since the medication goes directly into your blood, it doesn’t irritate your digestive system.
  • Tailored Treatment: With infusions for lupus, your doctor can adjust the dosage and pace of the medication during the treatment based on how well you’re responding. This personalized approach helps in managing your symptoms more effectively while keeping side effects under control.
  • Targeted Immune Response: Many infusion medications are designed to target specific parts of your immune system rather than suppressing it entirely. This focused approach helps in managing your lupus without overly weakening your immune system, thereby reducing your risk of infections and other complications.

Infusion therapy for lupus helps alleviate lupus symptoms, minimize discomfort, and improve your overall quality of life.

Infusion Treatment for Lupus: Before, During, and After

Before starting your infusion treatment at IDYLLIC, our team of healthcare professionals will ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the process. We will review your medical history and any previous treatments, perform necessary tests, and consult with your referring healthcare provider to develop a personalized treatment plan. This collaborative approach ensures that your infusion therapy is tailored to your specific needs, maximizing its effectiveness.

During the infusion, our skilled and compassionate nurses will closely monitor your vital signs and address any concerns that may arise. Our infusion centers are designed to provide a calm and comfortable environment, making your experience as pleasant as possible. Our team will guide you through each step of the process, ensuring that you feel supported and well-cared for.

The care doesn’t end after your infusion treatment! We maintain open communication with your referring healthcare provider to ensure coordinated care and ongoing support. Our team is always available to address any questions or concerns you may have post-treatment. We believe in the importance of continuity of care, and we strive to provide comprehensive support throughout your treatment journey.

Lupus Infusion Side Effects

While infusion therapy for lupus is generally safe and well-tolerated, it comes with potential side effects that patients should be aware of. Common side effects include mild reactions at the infusion site, such as redness or pain, which typically resolve shortly after the treatment.

More serious but less common side effects can include allergic reactions, which may manifest as hives, difficulty breathing, or chest pain.

At IDYLLIC, safety is our top priority. We take every precaution to ensure a safe and comfortable infusion experience. Our infusion centers are equipped with advanced technology and adhere to strict safety protocols. We also assign a Supervising, On-Site Healthcare Provider for every infusion, providing an extra layer of care and monitoring.

Cost and Insurance Coverage for Lupus Infusion Therapy

The cost of infusion therapy for lupus varies depending on the specific medication used and the frequency of treatment. At IDYLLIC, we understand that managing healthcare costs is a major concern for many patients. We work closely with insurance providers to ensure that your infusion therapy treatment is as affordable as possible. Our staff assists with pre-authorization and financial assistance programs designed to help lessen the financial burden of lupus treatment. We are committed to providing access to these life-improving therapies to all our patients, regardless of their financial situation.

Find Comfortable, Compassionate Care for Lupus Infusions at IDYLLIC

Choosing IDYLLIC Infusion Therapy Center for your lupus treatment offers numerous benefits over traditional hospital-based services. Our dedicated team of physicians, nurses, and staff are highly skilled in administering infusion therapy for autoimmune conditions. Our comfortable and welcoming environment ensures that your infusion experience is as comfortable as possible.

By opting for outpatient infusion therapy at IDYLLIC, you can reduce your out-of-pocket costs and avoid the inconvenience of hospital visits. Our expert care and compassionate approach make us the preferred choice for referring providers and patients living with lupus and other autoimmune diseases.

Contact IDYLLIC Infusion Therapy Center today to learn more about how infusion therapy can help manage your lupus symptoms and improve your quality of life. Our dedicated team is here to support you on your journey to better health.