IV Drips – Frequently Asked Questions It’s no surprise that we’re all more conscious of our health and wellbeing than ever before. A little while back, Secret Spa partnered with Effect Doctors™ to bring intravenous drips safely to your home. Ever since, our IV drips have become increasingly popular. IV drips are packed with vitamins and minerals, bringing a whole host of benefits. But we often get asked a lot of questions around the process, benefits, and possible side effects. So we put all of your FAQs to the doctors. What is an IV drip? An IV drip is a way of delivering fluid and micronutrients directly into your bloodstream. This direct approach allows your body to utilise 100% of the ingredient without having to rely on ingestion, absorption and metabolism. How is an IV drip administered? An IV drip is delivered via a small needle inserted into a vein, which can feel like a sharp scratch. The Effect Doctors team are all experts at gaining intravenous access to make the process as comfortable as possible. How long does an IV drip last? The IV drip itself takes anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the micronutrient ingredients being administered. What are the benefits of having an IV drip? The effects of the drip depend on the content of the drip. Some benefits are experienced immediately, such as hydration, increased energy, relaxation and improved mood. Some of the effects are felt for days, weeks or even months after an infusion. We deliver drips aimed at targeting a wide range of symptoms and problems. These range from energy-boosting B vitamin infusions to high dose vitamin C infusions to help clear and prevent viral illness. We also offer specific amino acid infusions to improve skin, hair and nail health, as well as aid weight loss alongside a balanced diet. We even have drips designed to improve mental focus and cognitive power – ask about these nootropic drips! Will I get a sore vein / arm after my IV drip? The drip can leave a tiny bruise after the procedure. But applying pressure to the area immediately after, for a few minutes, reduces this to almost zero. Does an IV drip make you urinate more frequently? One of the benefits of being well hydrated is improved bladder and kidney health. You may need to pass water after receiving a drip, as they contain a volume of balanced isotonic rehydrating IV fluid. What are the ingredients in an IV drip? Each IV Drip can be tailored to meet the specific needs of any individual. We carry a wide range of minerals, electrolytes, vitamins and amino acids. As these drips are made for each client on a bespoke basis, our doctors can add or remove specific ingredients depending on the goal or symptoms of each person. Can IV drips cause weight gain? None of our drips have been shown to cause weight gain. In fact many of our amino acids have been shown to improve energy, boost athletic performance, and aid with weight loss. Will an IV drip cure a hangover? Our bespoke Deluxe Recovery IV Drip blends 1000ml of balanced hydrating electrolyte solution with potent prescription-only pain relief, anti-inflammatory and anti sickness medications. It delivers the quickest way of getting you back on track after a night of overindulgence. Are IV drips good for you? Each of our IV drips involves a consultation with a private doctor to make sure the products are safe and appropriate for you. They all contain balanced electrolyte fluids and water soluble vitamins and minerals. Are IV drips safe? All medications carry the small risk of allergic reaction. Our doctors are experts in safe and reliable administration of these drips and are trained in the recognition and treatment of potential reactions. All drips are designed in-house at Effect Doctors, based on years of medical training and knowledge. Plus, our IV drips are delivered exclusively by registered medical professionals. Effect Doctors provides the safest IV drip delivery service possible. They have delivered nearly 4,000 drips without a single critical incident. Are there any side effects of an IV drip? Each ingredient carries a set of potential – but thankfully rare – side effects. As mentioned above, the team at Effect Doctors are all trained to recognise and treat any allergic or adverse reaction immediately. Can you get an IV drip when pregnant? Some of our drips are designed with pregnant patients specifically in mind. From boosting iron levels to helping with morning sickness. We hope we’ve managed to answer all of your questions but feel free to get in touch if you have any other queries about our IV drip services.