Intravenous Nutrient Therapies: Myers’ Cocktail

Throughout the nation we are seeing a trend of infusions, sometimes called “IV drips,” being performed in alternative care settings: doctor’s offices, med spas, and mobile IV units.  These nutritional therapies are being used to treat medical conditions, enhance the immune system, detoxification, dehydration, performance enhancement for athletes, and even hangovers.  Although these infusions are generally considered safe there are potential side effects as well as potential complications from peripheral intravenous therapy. This course will focus on the nutritional therapy called the “Myers’ Cocktail,” the history of the infusion, studies available and a review of the safe administration of this therapy. 

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. List the ingredients typically found in the Myers cocktail.
  2. State the potential side effects of the Myers cocktail.
  3. Identify potential peripheral IV therapy complications.


Chapter 1: Definition of Myers Cocktail

Chapter 2: History of Myers Cocktail

Chapter 3: Diseases and Conditions Treated

Chapter 4: Safety and Side Effects

Chapter 5: Ingredients Used and Admixture

Chapter 6: Administration Guidelines

Chapter 7: Potential Peripheral IV Complications

Chapter 8: References

Price: $24.00

Contact Hours: 2

Course Author

Capra Garrison

Capra Garrison, Registered Nurse, has more than 33 years of experience in infusion therapy and the instruction of licensed nurses in infusion therapy continuing education. Her experience comes from multiple infusion settings: acute care, ambulatory infusion centers, home infusion, long term care continuing education provider, and long term care pharmacy quality assurance consultant.

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