FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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WHAT IS AN IV?
IV is short for intravenous (in the vein). We provide IV hydration by using a small catheter that’s placed directly into your vein. This allows us to hydrate you more effectively and efficiently than if you were to drink water. 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 its 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 or nurse practitioner. 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 IT TAKE?
The whole process will take 30-45 minutes 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 IT 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 OFTEN SHOULD I GET AN IV?
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.
CAN I USE MY INSURANCE?
All of the Center for Wellness services are self-pay, meaning we do not bill insurance for these services as most plans do not cover these types of therapies.
We do offer primary care services at Katie Mysen, DNP & Associates .
Most major insurance plans are accepted for those primary care services.