Yes, IV therapy is extremely safe. Before an individual receives any IV treatment, vital signs are tested, blood pressure is monitored, and a health history is carefully evaluated.
Most patients barely notice anything. At the most, you will feel a slight pinprick.
Bruising can occur on rare occasions and is a known side effect that occurs in a minority of peripheral IVs. As the catheter needs to be inserted into a vein, the venipuncture itself can lead to bruising for a few reasons: i.e. patient’s vein anatomy such as angle, size, venouse wall fragility, and previous scarring.
Diseases commonly requiring infusion therapy include infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, cancer and cancer-related pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases or disorders which prevent normal functioning of the gastrointestinal system. Other conditions treated with specialty infusion therapies may include cancers, congestive heart failure, Crohn's Disease, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications.
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