What You Can Expect After IV Infusion Therapy

Infusion therapy, also known as intravenous infusion, proves effective in treating various conditions. At IV2ME, we often find that patients may be confused about the distinction between an infusion and an injection. In this guide, we clarify the reasons behind suggesting infusion therapy, providing insights into the treatment process and post-infusion expectations.

Infusions vs. Injections

While injections are a familiar concept, IV infusions involve delivering medication directly into the veins, bypassing muscles or skin. This method, akin to what you might experience in a hospital, allows for more direct nutrient, medication, or hydration delivery, offering an alternative to the digestive system, which can impact certain medications.

Applications of Infusion Therapy

IV infusions are recommended for various conditions at IV2ME, including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus erythematosus systemic
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriasis, psoriatic and arthritic arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Referral for Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis

What to Expect During IV Infusion Therapy

  • Comfortable Setting: Expect to sit in a relaxing environment during your session.
  • Expert Care: Highly-trained registered nurses in our infusion center administer the therapy with expertise.
  • Needlestick Precautions: Infusions often use special ports, minimizing the need for repeated needle insertions.
  • Treatment Duration: Duration varies, lasting from a few minutes to several hours. Relaxation is encouraged, with constant monitoring by attentive nurses.
  • Mobility Assistance: You can bring the IV pole if needed for bathroom breaks, with nurses available for guidance.

Post-Infusion Expectations

  • Side Effects: Side effects may include headaches, fatigue, or redness around the injection site.
  • Allergic Reactions: Learn how to respond to symptoms like hives and redness, and promptly contact us if suspected.
  • Emergency Situations: Contact us immediately if experiencing chest pain, abdominal discomfort, shortness of breath, fever, chills, or nausea after an IV infusion.


IV2ME is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and comfortable infusion therapy experience. By demystifying the process and offering guidance on expectations, we aim to empower patients undergoing IV infusions for various medical conditions.

This post was written by a professional at IV2ME. IV2ME is the premier IV Therapy Oldsmar FL. Their dedicated team is here to boost your wellness on the go. Dive into rejuvenating IV Therapy treatment services in Pinellas County or Tampa, bolster your body’s defenses with immunity boosters, or experience the revitalizing effects of the exclusive NAD+ IV package and more! Whether at your home, Office, or hotel, let IV2ME bring optimal hydration and wellness directly to you. Your health, delivered!

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