What exactly is an infusion?

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What exactly is an infusion?

Postby Mulcher » Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:09 am

Is this an IV drip? Can someone describe it?

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Postby flora68 » Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:57 am

Yes, it's an IV drip with Tysabri added. Takes about an hour, then you wait around for awhile to make sure you have no reaction.
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Postby CBRoberts » Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:23 pm

An infusion is a introduction of a solution into a vein over a period of time. Tysabri is dripped into the vein over about an hour. Other solutions, like steriod or chemo drips, are called infusions, as well. Generally, the difference between an injection and an infusion is the location and time period of the solution being introduced.
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