“Extensive literature demonstrates that cancer patients experience vitamin C deficiency correlated with reduced oral intake, inflammation, infection, disease processes, and treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery.” IV Nutritional Infusions can help speed recovery by providing Pre and Post Immune Support and hydration. High-dose (HD) IV-C can be given before the start of chemotherapy treatment, no less than two days before the first treatment. The pro-oxidant effects of high dose vitamin C supports ongoing efforts with chemotherapy, radiation, etc. Adequate kidney function, platelet count and red blood cell count is necessary to receive HD IV-C . G6PD genetic testing is required.
- With your Oncologist’s approval, IV Vitamin C can be given before/after chemotherapy – (specifically, 12–72 hours after).
- Indwelling venous access system or port can be used in special circumstances.
- No IV C Infusion within 12–24 hours before positron-emission tomography (PET Scan)
- During chemotherapy and for up to 6 months after, HD IV-C can be given 1–3 times/week (average is twice/weekly).
- Target dosing using a blood glucose monitor after each infusion determines the dosing for treatment. Max dose is 100gm/infusion.
- If you are unable to travel to us, we can, in most circumstances, to come to your home for an additional mobile charge.
- If you have commercial insurance (i.e. Blue Cross, United Health Care, etc.), we can provide you with a detailed Superbill (Insurance billing receipt) for you to submit to your insurance for out-of-network rate reimbursement. Medicare and Medicaid will not provide reimbursement for these infusions. If you have Medicare or Medicaid insurance, you will receive an Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) form from us in your initial paperwork.