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Intravenous (IV) Hydration

Preparing for your Hydration Experience


Checklist of what to bring:

  • Your completed Hydration Intake Form

  • Your signed Consent Form

Make sure you are well hydrated prior to your visit. We suggest drinking 1-2 16oz. bottles of water. Dehydration can make it difficult to insert an IV.

Make sure you eat something prior to your visit.

We suggest a high protein snack, such as nuts, seeds, a protein bar, cheese, yogurt or eggs. Low blood sugar can make you feel weak, lightheaded or dizzy.

During your first visit for IV Hydration Therapy infusions:

During the first visit, our Infusion Nurse or  will guide you through the hydration experience. The nurse will review your medical & surgical history and any medications you are taking. If there are any concerns, these will be reviewed with our Physician before proceeding with the the hydration session. Our goal is to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience so if we believe there are any reasons you should not get the hydration, we will discuss this with you.

What to expect:

Your IV Hydration experience is one you can be confident in. Our well-equipped infusion center is designed to be a peaceful oasis of tranquility and healing. Our Infusion Nurses work side-by-side with expert Rheumatologists who are available at all times. Our friendly and attentive staff will keep you calm, cared for, and comfortable during your experience. All infusions last from 45-60 minutes and will leave you feeling vibrant, energized, and refreshed. 

After your Hydration Experience

How to care for yourself after your IV Hydration Experience:

  • Apply pressure to site for 2 minutes after IV has been removed.

  • Keep Band-Aid in place for 1 hour.

  • Warm packs and elevating your arm can be used for any bruising at the site.

  • Cold packs can be used for pain relief and to decrease any swelling at the site.

  • Any swelling at the injection site should be significantly reduced in 24 hours

  • Post IV infusion symptoms are uncommon. Dehydration is the cause of most symptoms and concerns. We encourage you to drink at least 1-2 16oz. bottles of water after your IV infusion. If enough water is not consumed, you may experience any of the following symptoms: headaches, nausea, joint pain, blurred vision, cramping (GI and/or muscular), mental confusion or disorientation.


Most patients experience significant overall improvements:

  • Better energy

  • Better mental clarity

  • Improved sleep

  • Improvement of their complaints

  • Overall feelings of well being

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