Getting pain-relieving medications directly into your bloodstream is often the ideal way to help minimize discomfort and prevent future flare-ups. With her expertise in rheumatology and overall wellness, Eneida Agosto, MD, of Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics provides individualized intravenous medication treatments. Book a consultation at either Jackson Heights or Washington Heights, New York offices to see if intravenous medications are right for you. Either request an appointment online or call your closest clinic.
Intravenous (IV) medication is often used in in-patient hospital settings to help administer pain-relieving drugs. But you can also get the pain and inflammation-relieving medications you need on an outpatient basis. You might benefit from intravenous medication if you have:
One of the greatest benefits of getting your essential medications intravenously is that it bypasses your digestive tract. This way, harsh enzymes in your stomach and intestines won’t break down the medications; instead, they go directly into your bloodstream to target the problem area. Intravenous medications are also beneficial if your current medications are causing gastrointestinal side effects or you have a hard time taking pills.
As a trusted expert in rheumatology and pain-causing conditions, Dr. Agosto customizes your intravenous medication treatment plan based on your specific condition. Depending on which medications or nutrients you need, you could require IV medication as often as once a week or every two weeks to start.
As you continue to improve, you’re probably going to need fewer treatments. Once you reach more of a maintenance phase after initial pain and inflammation subside, you might only need IV medication every 6-8 weeks.
Dr. Agosto strives to make sure your IV medication appointment is as comfortable as possible since most IV drips can take at least 30 minutes. Usually, your visit begins with her placing the IV either in the inside bend of your elbow or in your hand.
Once the IV is in place, all you have to do is sit back and relax. You can read, work on your tablet, or simply take a nap. In most cases, you won’t have any downtime after your intravenous medication appointment, so you can go right back to your regular activities afterward.
You can find out more about how intravenous medication offered at Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics can help improve your quality of life during a consultation. Schedule an evaluation either online or over the phone.