This intravenous infusion of antibiotic, antiviral, or antifungal drugs, is used to treat infections that do not respond to oral medications. Infectious diseases occur when the immune system fails to kill pathogenic microorganisms that grow within the body and cause disease.
Anti-infective therapy can be provided safely in the home or in the ambulatory infusion center. Home administration of anti-infective therapy is particularly beneficial for patients who require long-term anti-infective therapy or have chronic infections not treatable with oral agents.
Most anti-infective therapies are administered at specific intervals, typically one, two, or three times a day, depending upon the specific drug.