FAQ’s – frequently Asked Questions

IV Drip Hydration is a low-risk procedure of administering vitamins and medications directly into the bloodstream.

Everyone has their own pain threshold, and we do our best to make each experience as comfortable as possible. We may also apply a topical numbing spray for added comfort.

Our team of Healthcare professionals is made up of NMC Registered Nurses, and third party diagnostics laboratory partners. Our team has many years of combined medical experience in the NHS. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for treatment and diagnosis.

We offer the ability to completely customise your IV Therapy service. In order to find the right Therapy for you, speak to a member of our amazing team: we offer free consultations for all of our clients. We also offer a range of diagnostic services, to a full range of Blood Tests. These tests can aid in identifying and analysing your body’s need for specific micronutrients. Click here to find out more about our Diagnostic services.

While the majority of our clients are eligible, however we reserve the right to withhold treatment if we feel it would create complications or concerns. All clients need to be at least 18 years of age.

Everyone is different and will therefore experience varied results. Some feel more energised and detoxified after their infusion where as others may not notice a physical difference but will have more vitamins in their system which are bioavailable for the body to absorb.

Safety is always paramount of what we do and we strive to be the very best in the industry. All of our suppliers have medical grade GMP Certificates to ensure the quality of the products. All of our staff who administer our products are Healthcare Professionals including, NMC registered Nurses. We do not allow non-medical staff to administer our IV Therapy.

We ask all of our customers to complete a Medical Questionnaire (including Medical History) before proceeding with an IV Therapy, and we do not offer any products to anyone that may have any contra-indications to our ingredients. We undertake pre and post medical observations on everyone having our IV Therapy and our staff will refuse to administer an IV Therapy to anyone whose observations are out of the safe range.

If this happens we refer our customers to seek medical advice from their GP. Our doses of vitamins are set within the maximum tolerated doses so as not to cause toxicity. We have limits on the amount of Drips a customer is allowed to have in a period of time to prevent long term damage to veins. Our equipment quality standards are higher than what is found within the NHS so you can be sure that we operate at the highest standards.

Bacteraemia (blood infection) affects 0.5 cases per 1,000 days of IV access of peripheral cannula insertion, compared to 2.7 cases per 1000 days IV access for central catheter insertion. (Miguel Angel Roadriguez-Calero et al). For IV Health Care, this would be the equivalent of 1 in every 48,000 clients we cannulate. To date, we have had no reported cases.

The maximum number of IV treatments we recommend you have is 9 in a 6 month period. Depending on what is being administered, we do not recommend more than 2 IV treatments per week.

We do not administer IV Therapy to pregnant people. People who are breastfeeding however can have a Basic Hydration therapy, Multivit Drip and Vitamin D, B Complex and Vitamin B12 Booster Shots.

Yes, but you shouldn’t need to take the same vitamins as you have with us. For example if you have a Vitamin C IV Therapy with us then you shouldn’t need to take a daily vitamin C as well.

Our Drips vary from 100ml to 1,000ml, most of our Drips contain 1,000ml of fluid. This is a third of your daily intake of fluid, and it is safe to have this amount in a IV Therapy (depending on your medical history and observations). Prior to giving the IV Therapy we will check your blood pressure, pulse, temperature and oxygen saturations to ensure it is safe to go ahead. If you have any medical conditions such as heart or kidney problems (as disclosed to us on your medical questionnaire), this will be taken into account by one of our health care professionals before deciding if it is safe and appropriate to go ahead.

Yes, you can eat as normal before and after having a IV Therapy.

The fluid that goes into your bloodstream is a lower temperature than body temperature, so it can temporarily make you feel a little cold. All of our treament rooms are cosy and warm to ensure you are comfortable during your IV Therapy.

Yes, click here for more information about our Home and Office Visits service.

It is important to iterate that our IV Therapy and boosters have no evidence to cure, prevent or treat cancer of any type or any other conditions. Whilst there is ongoing research in this field, the outcome is currently inconclusive and therefore we are unable to recommend our products for these reasons. IV Health Care does not endorse the use of vitamin drips and booster shots as an alternative to traditional medicine such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and targeted therapies. Vitamin Drips can be used as a means of improved “wellness” to improve energy levels.

IV Health Care cannot guarantee that using IV Therapy and Booster Shots will alleviate side effects from traditional treatment or symptoms associated with cancer. Please inform your specialist if you intend to use IV Health Care  products and services to ensure there is no clinical reason you shouldn’t receive IV Therapy. IV Health Care accepts no liability for any symptoms or side effects attributed to cancer or traditional treatments. IV Health Care products are to improve wellness and not to treat or cure cancer.

Anyone can benefit from additional nutrients. Speak to our an amazing team to discuss what might be the best drip for you.

IV Therapy appointments usually last anywhere between 15 to 60 minutes. Booster Shots take less than 5 minutes to administer.

To save time, kindly complete the online medical form and Eat and drink as normal the day of your IV Therapy.

While many of our clients are athletes, if you are sponsored or have concerns we advise that you check with your coach, sponsor or governing body before treatment

We suggest that everyone listens to their own body, but on average we would recommend having an IV Therapy approximately once a month.

Yes, you can carry on with your normal daily routine. We would recommend leaving an hour or so after having the Drip before exercising

Yes, we would advise to always drink in moderation and remember that antioxidants are used up quicker to metabolise alcohol, so we recommend not drinking alcohol after your IV Therapy, to prolong the effects of the vitamins and to receive the maximum benefits. It is up to our clinical team’s discretion to decide if someone has the capacity to have a IV Therapy.

There is no requirement to have a blood test before an IV Therapy.

There currently is no requirement to test prior to an appointment however we can arrange for various tests through our diagnostic service which offer a wide range of results that can be interpreted by your own doctor or one that we provide. Click here to find out more about our Diagnostic services.

We have had no serious side effects to date.

You may only have our IV Therapy if at least 6 weeks have passed since the date of your surgery. Please note that we may request to see your discharge letter.

No pets are allowed on our premises. Please do not bring your pet with you upon attending your appointment.