IV Frequently Asked Questions
How Do IVs Work?
Intravenous therapy bypasses the GI (gastrointestinal) tract enabling your body to absorb 100% of the vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. This method quickly and effectively hydrates your body, resulting in a more energized, healthier and better you!
What Is In An IV Bag?
An IV bag is a small plastic bag that contains a unique combination of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that are diluted into (200ml or 1L) of saline.
We offer 2 optional medications to include in your IV bag:
- Zofran (for nausea)
- Rayzon (for anti-inflammation)
- Perfalgan (for pain)
I’m Pregnant, Can I Get IV Therapy?
IV therapy is safe for most pregnant women; however, we are not treating pregnant women at this time.
Who Will Administer My IV?
One of our accredited registered nurses will administer your IV during your IV Therapy.
Our medical staff consists of fully licensed and accredited registered nurse as well as a Doctor as Medical Director. You’re in good hands at Hydrate IV Bar!
Does IV Therapy Hurt?
Typically, not at all. We pride ourselves on using high-quality products to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. If desired, we can administer a numbing spray at the injection site prior to your IV Therapy treatment.
How Long Does IV Therapy Take?
IV Therapy typically takes around 30-45 minutes depending on your unique needs and type of IV Therapy solution.
How Much Does IV Therapy Cost?
IV Therapy costs range from R990-R2190 depending on the type of IV Therapy you receive.
What Are The Potential Side Effects?
Other than feeling great afterwards, IV Therapy side effects are minor and temporary:
- Possible bruising and soreness at the IV site
Far less common side effects include:
Our medical professionals are well-versed in identifying and managing side effects in the rare case that it should happen.
How Often Can I Get IV Therapy?
Everyone is different and has unique needs. Some people respond best to a weekly treatment while others may only require a single session per month.
Factors that determine IV Therapy frequency:
- Physical activity
- Quality of sleep
What Types Of IV Therapy Do You Provide?
Our IV therapy treatments are tailored for symptoms that occur with over indulgence, altitude sickness, cold & flu, athletic recovery, and fatigue. We pride ourselves on offering preventative forms of IV Therapy for general health and wellness needs.
Do I Need To Make An Appointment?
Appointments are preferred, but not necessary. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can on Facebook or call us to guarantee your appointment.
Do you accept Medical Aid for IV treatments?
Medical aids do not cover IV treatments and cosmetic injections. (However we do accept all medical aids for GP consultations.)