This blog will outline the process of having an IV piggyback administered. IV piggybacks used to deliver small doses of diluted medications, such as antibiotics, directly into the bloodstream. Read more to learn about this process.
What is an IV Piggyback, and How Do I Get One?
An intravenous (IV) piggyback (also known as a secondary infusion) administration of medication diluted in a small volume of IV fluid through the main IV line. It involves hanging a secondary, smaller IV bag at least six inches higher than the larger bag. The fluid in the piggyback is administered first and then the main IV bag. This allows the medication to be administered in small doses for a short period of time. Commonly, antibiotics are used in piggyback IVs.
The process of inserting the IV is rather simple. An anesthetic cream is applied where the IV will be inserted. The nurse or other healthcare professional then presses their thumb down on your skin near where they are going to insert the IV line. This prevents the vein from moving. Then the needle and IV catheter is inserted.
Schedule Your Next IV Therapy Appointment
Drip Hydration does not offer IV piggybacks, but they offer regular IV treatments administered in your home. We do, however, offer several at-home IV treatments. Here is a basic breakdown of what we offer: Dehydration IV therapy for $249, an Energy Boost IV therapy for $299, a Hangover IV therapy for $299, and Immune Boost IV therapy for $299, a Stomach Flu IV therapy for $299, a Myers cocktail IV therapy for $299, a Recovery IV therapy for $349, a Beauty IV therapy for $349, a Weight Loss IV therapy for $349, a Super Immune Boost IV therapy for $399, an All-Inclusive IV therapy for $399, and an NAD+ Boost IV therapy for $999.Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!
In-Home IV Treatments With Drip Hydration
Drip Hydration offers mobile IV treatments in the comfort of your home. Once you book your appointment, a certified nurse will come to your desired location and administer the treatment, which usually takes less than an hour. During this time, you can do anything you’d like, such as relax under a warm blanket or watch TV. Drip Hydration will also go to hotels, worksites, or other locations upon request.
You can either browse our treatment options and decide which is best for you or speak to a representative who can help you choose what you need based on your health goals. To schedule your appointment or learn more, contact us today!