Discharge Instructions

Intravenous (IV) Infusion Therapy & IM Injection


How to care for yourself after your IV Vitamin Therapy Infusion/IM Injection:

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

  • Keep bandage in place for 1 hour

  • Warm packs at the insertion site and elevating your arm can be used for any bruising at the site. Any swelling should be significantly reduced in 24hrs

  • 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 many 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


Patients commonly report one of the two patterns after IV Vitamin Therapy Infusion:

  • Patients generally feel better right away. Due to a busy lifestyle, many people are chronically dehydrated and deficient in vitamins and minerals causing them not to feel well. Once the patient is hydrated and the nutrients are replaced, their symptoms improve quickly.

  • Patients feel tired or unwell. These patients are generally in the process of detoxifying. When toxins are pulled out of tissues, they re-enter the blood stream. They remain poisons, but they are now on their way OUT instead of on their way IN. Even when patients do not feel well at this stage, the process is one of healing and cleansing. After this period, an overall improvement in one’s sense of well-being is generally reported.

Call Hydrology for:

  • Any symptoms you are not comfortable with

  • If any of the following are progressively worsening after your IV infusion/IM injection

    • Significant swelling over the IV/IM site

    • Redness over the vein that is increasing in size

    • Pain in the vein/arm/injection site that is not improving over an 8-12 hr period

    • Headache that does not resolve with increased hydration or over-the-counter pain relievers like aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen.


If you feel like you are having a life threatening emergency, please call 911       




Hydrology IV Therapy & Wellness


(501) 367-7500