The infusion suites here at Pinehurst Neurology are dedicated to providing comfortable, comprehensive, high-tech, and easily accessible healthcare to patients in need of a variety of infusion therapies. The infusion suites are staffed by experienced and highly-skilled infusion nurses who are dedicated to providing the best and most convenient patient care. We pride ourselves on our excellent nurse-to-patient ratio, which ensures each patient receives safe, comfortable, and personal care.
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Prior to receiving IV treatment, patients are evaluated by our clinical team for proper medication dosing and potential interactions with outstanding conditions or medications. A supervising physician is available to monitor and prescribe symptomatic treatment for side effects or increased disease activity during infusions. Patients receiving certain therapies will be pre-medicated prior to treatment to decrease the possibility of allergic reaction.
A migraine cocktail can be a very effective option for providing relief from a migraine. The procedure is performed in our office’s comfortable infusion suite where our infusion nurse will start an IV and administer a combination of medications ordered by your neurologist to break the migraine. The most commonly used medications are Benadryl, Toradol, Zofran, Decadron and Depacon.
For most patients, relief is obtained after only 1 day of infusion; however some patients require 2 or 3 days of infusion. This therapy is an abortive therapy and therefore is used only to break a current migraine, not prevent future migraines. Please note all patients receiving a migraine cocktail will be required to have a driver.
Commonly infused/injected medications include:
IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin)
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Do To Prepare For My Infusion Appointment?
The most important thing one can do prior to receiving any type of IV treatment is to be adequately hydrated, so drink plenty of fluids the day before and the day of your treatment. This will make placing an IV in your vein much easier.
How Long Will My Infusion Take?
Infusions in our suites can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 5 hours. It depends on the treatment and the dosage you are prescribed. No matter how long you are here with us, we attempt to make your stay as comfortable as possible.