There are many routes to deliver medications into your body. IV therapy is a fast and effective method to deliver necessary medication directly into your bloodstream. Stefany Wolfsohn, MD, and the team at Ventura Center for Advanced Therapeutics in Camarillo, California, have extensive experience providing their patients with IV therapy in a range of settings. Call or contact us to schedule a consultation.
When you think of taking a medicine, you may first think of swallowing a pill. While this is a common route of administration, there are other ways to deliver medicine into your body. IV therapy, or intravenous therapy, is a term that’s used to describe a process where fluid and medication is delivered right into your vein, providing direct access into your bloodstream.
If you’ve ever been a patient at a hospital, or have watched medical shows on TV, you’ve likely seen or experienced IV therapy. During IV therapy, a licensed medical professional uses a needle to insert a catheter into your vein. This catheter is connected to plastic tubing, which is then connected to a bag of fluids or medication, or both. Outside of the hospital, IV therapy can be used for a variety of conditions.
Since IV therapy can be used for a wide range of treatments and interventions, the advantages and disadvantages can vary. However, compared with other routes of administration, IV therapy can deliver medication in a more direct and quick manner, helping the medication get to work faster. The bioavailability of IV medications and/or vitamins and supplements is 100% compared to other routes of administration. In addition, certain medications can only be administered intravenously, as their chemical structure doesn’t allow for them to be packaged into other forms.
Dr. Wolfsohn at Ventura Center for Advanced Therapeutics specializes in providing her patients with several IV therapy solutions. Ketamine, a medication, is often more effective for treating a range of conditions when it’s delivered via IV therapy. IV ketamine therapy can be effective in treating:
In addition to IV ketamine therapy, patients can be referred by their doctor to Ventura Center for Advanced Therapeutics to receive their prescribed infusions used to treat chronic autoimmune conditions on a case-by-case basis. Insurance authorization and a prescription from your doctor is often required for these types of therapies.
To learn more about IV therapy and whether it could benefit you, call or contact us today to request your first appointment at Ventura Center for Advanced Therapeutics.