IV Clinic

NIIM Sydney provides Intra Venous (IV) from a fully equipped, in-house suite located in the clinic.

Intravenous Vitamin Therapy

Intravenous vitamin therapy involves the administration of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream in the form of a drip.

The IV method bypasses the digestive system, allowing delivery of greater quantities of nutrients and promoting maximal absorption. Orally administered vitamins can be inactivated in the digestive tract or poorly absorbed, and in high doses can cause unwanted side-effects such as abdominal cramps and nausea.

Only the purest forms of vitamins and minerals are used in IV administration. Your nutrient drip is specifically formulated for your needs based on your doctor’s recommendations.

Some common uses for IV vitamin therapy include:

  • Correction of deficiency states – for example due to malnutrition, severe illness or following surgery
  • Preliminary studies indicate that IV Nutrient therapy may be beneficial for some forms of cancer, may enhance primary cancer treatments, and provide immune system support
  • Reduce symptoms and severity of cold or flu, and certain other viral infections, such as shingles, glandular fever and others
  • Reduce symptoms of the acute stages of illnesses such as cold or virus onset, or asthma attack
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Supporting patients with cachexia (wasting)
  • Improve iron levels with iron injections or infusions

How is IV administered?

IV nutrients are given through an IV drip, typically into the arm, under the supervision of a registered nurse. The drip itself is generally painless, although you may feel a sting when the needle is inserted. The drip takes 1-3 hours to infuse, during which time you can relax in the comfort of the IV Clinic which provides plush seating, reading material, wi-fi, and refreshments.

Are there any side effects?

Severe side effects from IV Vitamin are very uncommon, however you may experience mild effects such as facial flushing, thirst, mild dizziness.. Nursing staff are on hand to provide the best care to patients and offer support and advice.

Cost

The cost of each drip varies depending on the type and quantity of nutritional ingredients. For specific pricing, please contact NIIM Sydney reception, after discussing infusion requirements with your doctor, on (02) 9053 2000, or by emailing clinic@niimsydney.com.au.

IV Vitamin is not covered by Medicare, however you may be eligible for partial reimbursement from your private health fund.

Referral

IV Therapy is undertaken by referral only. NIIM Sydney integrative doctors can work with you to determine if IV therapy is appropriate for your health. Outside referrals are also accepted.

How to make an appointment

To make an appointment at the IV Clinic, please contact NIIM Sydney reception on (02) 9053 2000.