Biologic Infusion

A subclass of pharmaceuticals referred to as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) is biologics. Non-biologic or conventional DMARDs, like methotrexate, are medicines formed of tiny molecules created in a lab from chemicals. Fuse Infusion is number 1 in providing biologic infusion. Large molecules known as biologics are created by living cells. Both work to ward off the symptoms of inflammation but in distinct ways.  Traditional DMARDs work by suppressing the immune system as a whole, but biologics work by blocking certain immunological components, like proteins that trigger inflammation. Biologic infusion therapy is a new and advanced treatment procedure for the administration of biologics into the human body.  Compared to traditional DMARDs, biologics are more expensive, complex, and difficult to manufacture. They also do not come in pill form, unlike small-molecule medications.  Some come in the form of self-injections that require an autoinjector and prefilled vial. In a doctor’s office or in a clinical setting, some are administered via intravenous (IV) infusion.

How Fuse Infusion will support you during Biologic Infusion Therapy?

At Fuse Infusion, we offer biological infusion therapy to patients who are diagnosed with chronic autoimmune diseases. We offer treatment in a safe and secure setting and ensure our full support during the infusion procedure. We have highly-qualified and expert medical professionals who keep a constant monitoring and eye on you for any allergies or side effects after receiving biological infusions.

Biologic Medicines for Chronic Autoimmune Diseases

In ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and other inflammatory bowel diseases, inflammation is frequently treated with biologics, which are drugs created by the genetic engineering of live organisms. When other medications, such as immunosuppressants (such as mercaptopurine and azathioprine) and steroids (such as prednisolone and budesonide), have not worked, they are frequently a choice. The proteins and enzymes in your body that cause inflammation and the symptoms of IBD are the targets of biologics.  Injections, tablets, and infusions are all options for administering biologic medications. The biological type you are prescribed will determine how your drug is administered. Your medical professional will examine you and prescribe you the treatment option which will be best suitable for you. Biologic infusion therapy is used in the treatment of chronic autoimmune diseases. Some of the biological medications that we use to treat chronic diseases are:
  • Vedolizumab (Entyvio)
  • Infliximab (Remicade and biosimilars Inflectra, Remsima and Flixabi
  • Ustekinumab (Stelara-first dose only – then subcutaneous injections)
Lets review how biologic infusions can help you overcome ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease:

How Frequently will you receive Biologic Infusions for Ulcerative Colitis And Crohn’s Disease?

The three types of biological infusions which are mentioned above are used for treating ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease:

Infliximab (Inflectra, Remicade, Flixabi, Remsima)

Your initial infusion dose is calculated based on weight; it is typically 5mg for every kilogram you weigh. A second and third infusion will be given to you two and six weeks later, respectively. If your biological treatment is working well for you, you will then receive maintenance infusions every eight weeks.

Vedolizumab (Entyvio)

You will receive your initial infusion, which typically contains a dose of 300 mg. Second and third infusions will be given to you two and six weeks later, respectively.  If you have Crohn’s disease, you can have another infusion at week 10, depending on how well you respond. Following that, maintenance infusions will be given every eight weeks. If your symptoms do not sufficiently improve, our team may occasionally increase your treatment to include infusions every four weeks.

Ustekinumab (Stelara)

Your first (induction) dose of ustekinumab will be administered as an intravenous infusion, calculated at roughly 6 mg for every kilogram you weigh.  Eight weeks from now, a subcutaneous injection will be used to administer your subsequent dose. This will be a 90 mg standard dose.  You will typically continue receiving ustekinumab by injection every eight or 12 weeks after that. Our team may opt to terminate your therapy or try a different kind of biological medication if you do not seem to be responding after your first few doses of biological medication or are having serious side effects.

How Long The Biologics Treatment Will Continue?

Your biologic infusion will likely last for at least a year, and it may even last for several years. To make sure the treatment is still appropriate for you, you will be examined at least once every 12 months. It is possible for antibodies to accumulate, which can reduce the biological’s effectiveness. You might need to switch to another medicine if this occurs.

How Does It Feel To Have An Infusion?

It is difficult to provide a response to this question because everyone is different and feels pain and suffering in different ways. When a cannula is put into their vein, people describe varied degrees of discomfort, with others reporting little to no sensation at all. The majority of people feel nothing when the medication is injected into their veins, while on rare occasions, it may feel chilly for a brief period of time. In many cases, the anticipation and anxiety surrounding an infusion are greater than the infusion itself. Additionally, you could worry about the length of the After a few treatments, when you are more used to the routine and know what to anticipate, you could find it easier. Hopefully, you will feel better by that time as well.

Why Choose Fuse Infusion?

At Fuse Infusion, we provide high-quality, individualized infusion therapy for a variety of medical issues. We provide a secure setting with highly-advanced amenities and equipment.  Our skilled clinical and concierge staff offer comfort, care, and compassion which is unparalleled. In order to maintain your health and fitness, we work hard to make your experience the best it can be. Our infusion suites offer flexible appointment scheduling and are open seven days a week from 8 am to 8 pm, offering patients the best level of convenience from our whole staff. Contact us to learn more about us at 914-460-4891.

Clinical Infusion Suite

For a variety of medical issues, we offer better care and comfort using biological therapies. The community-based setting provides individualized clinical treatment along with conveniences like heated seats, Wi-Fi, iPads, Flat-Screen TVs, and free meals. Our concierge team offers customized assistance.


We always put your comfort and convenience first while you get therapy, providing a luxurious, cozy environment with cutting-edge facilities and flexible scheduling. Throughout infusion therapy, each Fuse Infusion patient receives direct care and treatment from our licensed professionals, providing thorough medical management.  From start to end, each patient receives individualized care. When required, on-call medical professionals are accessible. At Fuse Infusion, we believe in offering premium-quality services to our patients. So, contact us to receive a biologic infusion today!