Vitamin and nutritional therapies have been administered intravenously for several years and are considered very safe. Our providers follow the same protocols and procedures used in area hospitals when starting and maintaining your IV. All of our products are non-toxic and pharmaceutical grade. The needles, IV fluids and IV tubing sets we utilize are single use and in sterile packaging.
Side effects from an IV are generally non-existent, and if they do occur, are typically very mild. Potential side effects include, but are not limited to: bruising, discomfort, itching, inflammation or redness at the IV site. Allergic reactions are rare. Our providers are trained and qualified to manage any side effects that may occur.
On the day of infusion, you can expect to be greeted by one of our providers who will be administering the infusion. You’ll be ushered into one of our private infusion rooms and seated in the recliner. IV (intravenous) access will be obtained utilizing aseptic technique. This involves a small needle with a plastic tube being inserted into a vein, typically in the back of your hand or fold of your elbow (antecubital space). Upon insertion of the needle, you may feel a small pinch or sting. After insertion, the needle is removed and the hollow plastic tube (catheter) is secured in place with a sterile bandage. The IV hub is then connected to your infusion mix with sterile IV tubing and dripped in. You shouldn’t feel any sting or painful sensation after the initial pinch of starting the IV. Once the infusion is complete, which is approximately 30 minutes, your IV will be removed, a band-aid applied and you’re on your way!
An IV infusion involves the administration of a liter of fluid. This may not be safe for certain individuals that are fluid sensitive, such as those that have congestive heart disease and renal failure. Individuals with these conditions will need to speak with a Hoosier Ketamine & Wellness provider to determine if they may be eligible for infusion therapies. Individuals with G6PD deficiency should not receive Vitamin C infusions. As a safety precaution, we do not offer infusions to pregnant women, breastfeeding women, or minors.
Yes, there are no restrictions on eating or drinking prior to or after an IV (intravenous) vitamin infusion.
Yes, none of our IV (intravenous) vitamin therapies are mind altering or sedating, so you can safely drive after the infusion.
Typically, no, IV (intravenous) vitamin therapy is not covered by insurance. However, it is possible for some clients with diagnoses like cancer, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches and Lyme disease to qualify for partial reimbursement from their insurance company. If requested, we can provide a “superbill”, essentially a medical receipt, for the patient to submit to their insurance.
Yes, we will gladly accept FSA or HSA payment for IV (intravenous) infusions.
Our Hoosier Wellness providers are happy to discuss your specific needs and goals to find the infusion that is best for you. Myers’ Cocktail is considered the gold standard for vitamin therapy, so its a great infusion to start with. Another excellent infusion that we highly recommend is Quench. It contains vitamin B for energy, vitamin C, zinc and magnesium to boost the immune system, selenium, which helps detoxify the liver, and copper.