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Infusion Therapy

Infusion Therapy at University Hospitals

Safe, caring, convenient and comfortable infusion therapy is offered at several outpatient infusion centers throughout Northeast Ohio within the UH health system. Infusion therapy can also be administered at a patient’s home via the University Hospitals Home Care Pharmacy Services program.

What is Infusion Therapy?

Infusion therapy is a way of administering medication in which medicine enters a patient circulatory system either through a needle or an intravenous (IV) catheter. In addition, infusion therapy includes intramuscular injections and epidural route injections.

Medications commonly administered via infusion therapy include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungals
  • Antivirals
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hydration
  • Pain Medication
  • Parenteral Nutrition

Infusion therapy is also indicated for patients who have chronic or rare illnesses that require such specialty medications as blood factors, growth hormones, immunoglobulin, corticosteroids and inotropic heart medications.

What to Expect at Your Treatment Visit?

Learn what you can expect at your first treatment visit at the infusion center. Get answers to some of our most common questions, learn about safety and more.