COVID Antibody Infusion Treatment in Waxahachie, TX

Altus Emergency Center Waxahachie remains committed to providing quality care to the community of Waxahachie and beyond. We’re keeping an eye out for emerging treatments and approaches to enhance the management of COVID-19 and alleviate the suffering of affected individuals.

In particular, we’re proud to announce that COVID antibody infusion treatment, a newly available treatment authorized by the FDA under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), is available at our treatment center in Waxahachie. EUA means that, while not all evidence has been presented to FDA, there’s sufficient information pointing to the effectiveness and benefit of a particular product or treatment.

What is COVID Antibody Infusion Treatment?

COVID antibody infusion treatment for COVID-19 is a monoclonal antibody treatment. COVID antibody infusion has been authorized for use by the FDA to treat mild to moderate symptoms of coronavirus disease. It’s also used in post-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19.

COVID antibody infusion consists of two medicines administered intravenously or via subcutaneous injection and is authorized for use in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and above and weighing at least 80 pounds. If you’re interested in COVID antibody infusion near you, please reach out to Altus Emergency Center Waxahachie to determine if you’re eligible for treatment.

How to Get COVID Antibody Infusion Treatment

COVID antibody infusion treatment is available at Altus Emergency Center Waxahachie for eligible patients. Our doctors must evaluate you thoroughly to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for monoclonal antibody therapy. Let our doctors know if you have allergies, are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, are breastfeeding, have a severe illness, or are taking any medications.

Remember, emergency use of COVID antibody infusion for COVID-19 restricts its use to patients experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms. COVID antibody infusion treatment isn’t suitable for patients who are hospitalized due to COVID. It’s also not recommended for patients on oxygen therapy.

If you’ve recently been exposed to COVID-19, either due to your work environment or personal interactions, you may be eligible for COVID antibody infusion treatment as a preventive measure. According to ongoing studies, COVID antibody infusion treatment effectively reduces the risk of hospitalizations by up to 70 percent in high-risk populations. The studies also show that this treatment reduces COVID-19 symptoms by up to 4 days.

What to Expect

Our doctors will determine if you’ll receive the COVID antibody injection or the COVID antibody infusion. If you’re receiving the treatment via infusion, a treatment session lasts 20 to 50 minutes. If the treatment is administered via injection, the doctor performs multiple injections in separate locations simultaneously.

For post-exposure prophylaxis, both treatments are administered similarly. The doctor varies the monoclonal antibody dosage according to your needs and may recommend monthly injections or infusions for continued protection.

Side effects of taking COVID antibody infusion to treat COVID-19 may include:

  • Allergic reactions such as fever, nausea, headache, wheezing, fatigue, chills;
  • Worsening symptoms after treatment. However, it’s yet to be determined whether this is a result of the progression of the disease or a side effect of treatment.

To receive COVID antibody infusion treatment in Waxahachie, TX, please call Altus Emergency Center Waxahachie.

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