Advance ER Offers Monoclonal Antibody Infusions

When you test positive for COVID-19, it’s important to get fast treatment to manage symptoms. Advance ER is an Addison – The Guide 2020 Readers’ Choice Award Winner for Favorite Freestanding Emergency Room because they provide excellent, efficient care to the community. Right now, they are also offering monoclonal antibody infusions for the treatment of coronavirus!

Monoclonal antibody therapy is “an investigational medicine used for the treatment of COVID-19 in non-hospitalized adults who are at high risk for developing severe coronavirus symptoms,” stated their website. Monoclonal antibodies are given by infusions and can help aid quicker recovery and protect your overall health.

“At Advance ER, we are keeping close tabs on the novel coronavirus to keep our community and patients protected,” stated their website. “We are ensuring this safety by offering monoclonal antibody infusions for those who are eligible. The Federal Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for Bamlanivimab. This treatment is given through an IV and may take up to an hour to administer. However, the total treatment time is approximately 3 hours, and this includes check-in time and monitoring for side effects.”

Because monoclonal antibody infusions are “proven effective in reducing the symptoms of COVID-19 and boosting your immune system to respond more quickly to the virus,” according to Advance ER, they are in high demand. Patients must meet certain criteria before they can receive the treatment. This includes being:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • 55 years of age or older with:
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Chronic Respiratory Diseases
  • Any age with the following symptoms:
    • Type 1 or 2 Diabetes
    • Weakened Immune System
    • Obesity
    • Kidney Disease

Children may be a candidate for treatment if they are:

  • 12 – 17 years of age and at least 88 pounds with:
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Asthma/Respiratory Issues
    • Obesity
    • Regularly uses a ventilator or feeding tube
    • Cerebral palsy

For more information about COVID-19 treatments or to schedule one at Advance ER, call (214) 494-8222 or contact them online today.

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