Infusions are often performed in the Day Procedure or Chemotherapy Units at the various health services throughout Gippsland. Many will have their own protocols and paperwork that you may need to complete. Often, you will need to be admitted under a physician or doctor who works at that hospital.
Iron infusions with Ferric Carboxymaltose are now quick with relatively rare adverse effects. They can be organised through Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH), Maryvale Private Hospital (MPH) or West Gippsland Endoscopy Centre (WGEC). Whilst low iron may be a contributor to symptoms of tiredness, replacement of the iron may not necessarily fully relieve your symptoms. The time it takes to have effect is variable and can be up to several weeks after the infusion.
Biologics are used for the treatment of autoimmune conditions including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. Some are given via infusions and require monitoring. The duration and frequency of infusions may vary according to medication, disease severity and response to treatment. These medications require extensive paperwork for subsidy through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Therefore, it is important that you ensure that you attend the infusions and appointments for repeat scripts. Please notify your doctor if you feel that you may be experiencing a side effect.[Download not found]