Electrolytes and vitamins (magnesium, potassium, thiamine, folic acid, vitamin B12)
How does IV hydration work?
IV hydration works by delivering hydration and essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Since it bypasses the digestive system, patients feel the effect of electrolytes and vitamins faster and receive a significantly higher absorption rate.
Are IV administered electrolytes and vitamins safe?
Yes. IV administration of electrolytes and vitamins is completely safe. Ingredients are provided by accredited pharmacies and suppliers, and everything is prepared by our highly skilled healthcare team.
Is IV electrolytes and vitamin therapy effective?
Yes. IV electrolytes and vitamin infusions deliver essential nutrients directly to the bloodstream.
Treatment while pregnant
Administering electrolytes and vitamins in addition to anti-emetics through IV infusion therapy is an effective treatment for the dehydration many pregnant women experience due to morning sickness. It can also be used to treat vitamin deficiency and provide essential nutrients if nausea or vomiting make keeping food down difficult, which can result in hyperemesis gravidarum.
In addition, all our therapies are provided exclusively through physician referrals; therefore, your OB-GYN would be the medical provider making the determination that such therapy is safe for you.
Treatment for cancer patients
Cancer patients can have significant dehydration and at times nutritional deficiencies, due to the disease itself as well as chemotherapy, nausea and vomiting. IV therapy will provide hydration, electrolytes and vitamins to normal levels.
Are there any side effects?
While side effects are rare, they may include:
- Bruising and soreness around the injection area
- Cooling sensation down the arm
- Metallic taste
Less common side effects include a risk of infection or an allergic reaction to treatment. All side effects are of short duration and treatable.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Visit MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.