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IV Infusion – What to Do During and After Therapy?

There are certain health conditions that can be treated by intravenous vitamin (IV) infusions of certain medications as prescribed by your healthcare provider. The medications provided in IV infusion in Dubai are based on different conditions.

What to do during and after IV infusion?

  • If you have any problem or you’re not feeling well, be sure to notify the staff and ask questions quickly.
  • Be sure to talk to someone when getting treatment. They may provide some advice related to any health condition.
  • Once the infusion is finished, be sure to ask what to do after your infusion.
  • You may want to take medications after infusion. Ask your infusion staff or healthcare practitioner for detailed information.
  • In case of allergy with tape, ask the infusion staff and tell them about your allergies.
  • Dressing is placed in the area of infusion. You need to keep this dressing on for up to 30 minutes. Leave the dressing placed for longer if you are on blood thinners to avoid bleeding. Ask the infusion staff about how much time this is needed to keep it applied.
  • Be sure to get a phone number to call in case you have any possible side effects or concerns related to the medications you get after completing the infusion.

You can be rest assured that you are getting proper care.

Preparing for Infusion Treatment 

Here are few of the helpful tips to ensure a healing and beneficial experience –

  • First and foremost, you need to ask questions if you have any doubt and be confident with your care provider.
  • If you have a series of questions, list them down related to your medication, infusion and health condition to discuss with your healthcare provider. You can schedule an appointment to review all your queries.
  • Be sure to ask about medication that you require to be infused. You can get details about medication from different places. You may ask your doctor before taking medication. Patients and their families can also get information on the web or infusion centers from pharmaceutical companies. You can also read the books related to your health condition or medication.
  • Meet the medical team at the infusion center if it is your first time.

Ask the staff at the infusion center or your healthcare provider for what to do before getting the infusion. Here are some of the common instructions –

  • Take care of your hydration level and drink a lot of water. If you have kidney problems, heart conditionsor any other condition which keeps you from drinking water in a large amount, ask your healthcare provider on what to do.
  • Some infusions may need to take some medications such as Tylenol or acetaminophen. Ask the infusion team about pre-medications before taking infusion, dosage requirements, and when to take those medications.
  • Wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothes. The key here is to be comfortable, especially when your important signs will be monitored including heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, or cardiac monitor. Different infusion centers have different requirements. So, ask what to expect. The medical team can properly and easily monitor those signs if you wear loose-fitting clothes.