There are numerous ways to deliver medication and nutrients to the body. The most common method is to enter through the gut by taking pills orally, or suppositories...you know where. Skin patches deliver medication through the skin and this is ideal for a slow release of medication over a lengthy period of time. Intramuscular injections deliver the medication into highly vascularised muscle tissue, but large volumes can't be given through this method. Subcutaneous injections (like insulin or clexane) deliver small volumes of potent medication into the layer of fat just under the skin. Sometimes medication and nutrients can be delivered intravenously, meaning directly into the vein. This allows for higher volumes of fluid and generally allows for more of the medication and nutrients to be absorbed by the body.
Different methods of delivering medication each have their own pros and cons. Paracetemol is a good example; it can be given orally, rectally or intravenously. Intravenous delivery of paracetamol is associated with faster onset of analgesia compared to the same dose of paracetemol given orally (1). However, oral dosage of paracetamol is far cheaper and easier to use than Intravenous. So the decision of which method to use depends largley on what is required in different situations. Oral paracetemol would be better for repeated doses in non-medical setting (at home), and Intravenous would be ideal for single doses in a medical setting like a hospital or doctors rooms.
At our practice we offer intravenous therapy not only for medication but also for nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to assist you in attaining optimum health, by boosting energy and the immune system. These Intravenous nutrients are compounded by renowned dutch pharmaceutical company, Fagron.
Come in to speak to our doctors about which IV nutrients might be beneficial for you. 1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4485512/