The use of IV medication is extremely common in medicine. IV simply means Intravenous; a route of medicinal administration in which the substance or medication is delivered directly to the veins, rather than orally. IV administration uses either high pressure syringes or intravenous drip infusions, more commonly known as drips.
Generally, IV administration is pain free, the patient may feel an initial pinch as the needle is inserted into the vein. However, during the procedure, most are casually enjoying a magazine, or catching up their favorite Netflix drama! Many of our patients have been known to fall asleep during the process.