What is IV hydration?

Category: Procedures


Intravenous hydration provides the fluid that the body needs when a patient cannot take enough fluid by mouth. The contents of the infusion may include, alone or in combination, sterile water, glucose and electrolytes. It is given directly into veins by either a pump or gravity drip method.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Dehydration 8 1
Chronic dehydration 4 1
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 2 2
Superior mesenteric artery syndrome 2 1
Electrolyte imbalance 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with IV hydration

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently having IV hydration

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 1
m,w,f 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for IV hydration

Oct 11, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic dehydration)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Having to tote around an IV and having a Hickman Catheter in my shoulder have been a difficult change to get used to. But my health is better and therefore I am making it work.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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