IV Hydration Therapy

If you live a busy life, it can be easy to overlook the importance of staying hydrated throughout the day. Dehydration can lead you to feel sluggish and, over the long term, make you more susceptible to illness and weight gain. IV hydration therapy for our Trinity, Port Richey, and Spring Hill, FL, patients can boost energy by helping the body absorb nutrients, medications, and supplements more efficiently. Our physicians also perform fast-acting vitamin injections.

What Is Hydration Therapy?

Hydration therapy delivers a customized cocktail of fluids into your bloodstream using a small IV inserted into your arm. This therapy often includes vitamins, electrolytes, and antioxidants. The treatment efficiently replenishes fluids by circulating them quickly through the body—something that’s not possible when you drink water or energy drinks.

IV therapy also flushes the body of toxins, improving the function of vital organs such as your liver and kidneys.

What Are Vitamin Injections?

In the same way that IV hydration therapy bypasses the digestive system, injecting vitamins into a vein or muscle makes them immediately accessible to the body. A weekly vitamin shot requires a lower dose than what is needed if you take vitamin pills daily. Vitamin shots can increase energy, strengthen the immune system, and support a medical weight loss plan.

Our Menu of IV Therapies

Myers Cocktail

An increasingly popular IV therapy, the Myers Cocktail blends ingredients to boost your immune system, enhance metabolism and digestion, reduce fatigue and stress, and improve your mood. A Myers Cocktail is rich in antioxidants.

Ingredients: B-complex vitamins B5, B6, B12, vitamin C, zinc, calcium, magnesium

Recovery and Performance

Whether you’re drained and sore after some particularly strenuous workouts or training for a demanding competition, this IV therapy is tailored to reduce recovery time and boost physical performance.

Ingredients: Ascorbic acid, vitamins B1, B3, B2, B5, B6, glutamine, arginine, ornithine, lysine, citrulline, magnesium CL, zinc, manganese, copper, selenium

Get Up-and-Go

If you’re trying to manage your weight, IV therapy can be an essential part of a medical weight loss program. IV therapy efficiently boosts your metabolism with a cocktail of vitamins, minerals, and fat-burning ingredients.

Ingredients: Vitamins B1, B3, B2, B5, B6, glutamine, arginine, ornithine, lysine, citrulline

Our Menu of Vitamin Injections

Vitamin B12

The popularity of vitamin B12 injections is a testament to their benefits. Vitamin B12 increases metabolism so you can burn calories faster, increases red blood cells to help prevent anemia, boosts your memory, and improves your mood.


Sometimes called “the skinny shot,” MICC injections deliver various nutrients designed to encourage the body to get rid of fatty deposits naturally. The combination of vitamins and amino acids stimulates your metabolism to help you lose weight.

Ingredients: methionine, inositol, choline, cyanocobalamin


Maintaining a healthy weight can be a challenge. The Lipo-Mino “fat burner” injection uses substances called lipotropics to help achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.

Ingredients: pyridoxine (B6), methionine, inositol, choline, B12 cyanocobalamin, thiamine B1, riboflavin B2

IV Hydration Therapy FAQs

What happens during a hydration therapy treatment?

IV hydration therapy appointments can last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. Once the IV drip begins, you can relax, read, listen to music, or scroll through your smartphone.

Do IVs hurt?

Our skilled physicians, physician assistants, and family nurse practitioner have the experience and training to place the IV, so patients experience little to no discomfort.

When will I feel the effects of hydration therapy?

Because IV hydration therapy bypasses the digestive system and delivers nutrients directly into the bloodstream, patients often feel the effects within an hour of treatment. This also depends on the specific drip cocktail being used.

What are the side effects of IV therapy?

Minor side effects may occur after your IV therapy, such as redness or soreness at the injection site. Bruising or bleeding are also possible. Although rare, it’s important to call a doctor if you experience any signs of an adverse reaction to the IV. Our team provides detailed post-treatment instructions.

Choose Our Specialists for Your IV Hydration Therapy

Our reputation for patient-centered care attracts men and women seeking IV hydration therapy from Wesley Chapel, West Tampa, Brookville, and throughout Central West Florida to one of our 3 locations. When you see a member of our wellness team at Gulf Coast Medical Center Dermatology & Aesthetics, you’ll be treated by an experienced specialist who can tailor a therapeutic plan for your needs. Request a consultation at one of our locations using the online form or call us at (727) 318-5515 to schedule an appointment.

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