Intravenous infusions are a controlled administration of medications or fluid through a catheter inserted into the vein in the arm.
Intravenous infusions may be administered monthly as preventative therapy or during a migraine to relieve acute symptoms. Usually, the duration of therapy is about 30 minutes to 1 hour and is done by a Nurse Practitioner or RN.
Medications administered in our clinic include magnesium, toradol, Reglan, and Benadryl. Fluids are also administered.
As with any invasive procedure, risks include bleeding and infection. Risks of these complications are low as the person administering the infusion takes care to put pressure on the site to make sure bleeding has stopped after removing the catheter and the area is sterilized thoroughly before the catheter is inserted.
Call and speak to one of our caring healthcare providers to discuss if this treatment is right for you.
By: Brooke Steiger, NP