How Do Biologics Work and Are They Safe?

At FlexCare Infusion Centers, we treat our patients with a highly specialized form of drug produced from living organisms. These drugs are called Biologics and they serve a wide variety of benefits for different ailments, including those related to autoimmune diseases. Many of our patients, especially those first entering treatment, wonder about the safety and details behind biologics. We are here to guide you through everything you need to know about biologics:

What Exactly Are Biologics?

Not only are biologics produced using living organisms, but sometimes they also contain components of living organisms. Depending on the product, they are usually derived from animals, humans or microorganisms by using biotechnology. You might be surprised to learn that many forms of common medicinal treatments are considered biologics, including vaccines, blood transfusions, cells, allergens and tissues.

How Do Biologics Work During Treatment?

Biologic drugs are also commonly referred to as biologic response modifiers, due to the fact that they are able to change the ways in which natural biologic intracellular and cellular actions operate. Meaning, these products contain proteins that can control the actions of other proteins and cellular processes. They can improve the production of vital proteins, modified hormones and the cells that suppress or activate different parts of the immune system.

Are Biologics Safe for Treatment?

Biologics are a safe form of treatment for autoimmune diseases when administered by a trained, medical professional in a sterile environment. Like drug or treatment, biologics can produce side effects for the patient that can be greatly decreased by working with your doctor to understand them. At FlexCare Infusion Centers, our highly experienced and compassionate team will help you experience the health benefits of biologics safely and monitor side effects.

To help you make the most of your medication, our treatments are designed to balance quality of care, quality of life and cost-effectiveness. We exclusively administer high-quality medications acquired from reputable sources to ensure the safety of our patients at every step. Still asking yourself “how do biologics work?” Check out our blog page today to learn more!

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