Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about intravenous therapies and our services.
What is an IV?
IV is short for intravenous (in the vein). We provide fluids by using a small catheter that’s placed directly into your vein. This allows us to supply fluids to you more effectively and efficiently than if you were to ingest them. Yes, there is a small poke with a small needle, but once the vein is accessed, the needle comes out and the plastic catheter is left in it’s place.
What is IV therapy?
IV therapy is a method to quickly administer fluids, vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. By going directly into the bloodstream, your body can absorb 100% of the vitamins; taken orally vitamins experience about 20% hydration due to the digestive tract. Our services are meant to act as supplements and not to replace oral hydration.
Is IV therapy safe?
All of our vitamins are FDA approved and go through high levels of testing. All IVs are administered by a registered nurse and performed under a medical director. Before a client receives IV therapy, their health history is evaluated.
Side effects from an IV drip are generally non-existent or very mild. On occasion, you may experience some discomfort, bruising, itching, inflammation, or redness at or around the site of injection, and this could last from a few minutes to several days. However, true allergic reactions are extremely rare.
How long does IV therapy take?
The whole process will take 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete. There are a few forms to complete prior to your infusion as well as a quick medical assessment.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are generally non-existent or very mild. On occasion, you may experience some discomfort, bruising, redness, itching, inflammation, or redness at or around the site of injection that could last from a few minutes to several days. True allergic reactions are extremely rare. However, if you experience throat swelling, pruritic body rash, dangerously low blood pressure, or symptoms associated with anaphylaxis following administration of an injection, visit your nearest emergency department. If you know you are allergic to any of the ingredients — please avoid it!
Does IV therapy hurt?
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, but we strive to stick everyone just once with our experienced Registered Nurses. That said, we do offer lidocaine and a numbing spray if you would like!
How do I book my IV therapy?
Because we are mobile, we are flexible with our hours. Let us know when you want your appointment, and we can do our best to make it happen.
Are there group discounts for IV therapies?
Yes! Schedule a group session of 5 people or more, receive a 20% discount on all drips!
How frequent should I get IV therapy?
The frequency of IV therapy is determined on a patient by patient basis. We take a customized approach to suit your individual needs. For preventative health and wellness, we recommend two IV drips per month to help balance out any vitamin deficiencies
What shots does In Home Infusion offer?
We have a large variety of shots ranging from hangover relief to shots that can promote healthy skin and hair. We offer Lipo B and Lipo C shots. Lipotropic nutrients are a class of agents that plays an important role in the body’s use of fat. They enhance the liver and gallbladder’s role by decreasing fat deposits and by speeding up the metabolism and removal of fats. The liver is the key organ in the control of body fat. Vitamin B12 is used in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. It is often used to give an energy boost, helping to increase activity levels.