• What is an IV drip?
    • An IV drip is a combination of fluids, amino acids, electrolytes and medications that is injected directly into the body with 100% delivery of benefits straight to the target organs. The effectiveness of an IV drip depends entirely upon what is put into it.

      While IV infusions aren’t meant to be a substitute for orally taken solutions, they serve as a supplement or alternative solution to quickly restore the body to peak balance and performance.

  • What happens after I book an IV drip?
    • After booking, one of our doctors will call you to make sure you are safe to have an IV drip and to confirm whether you’d like it at home or in our clinic. You will be fully refunded if we’re unable to administer your drip for any reason.

  • What should I expect from my IV drip at home?
    • When you receive an IV drip at home, your doctor will review your past medical history, allergies and take some observations. This is to ensure that it’s safe to prescribe and administer a drip to you. They will then administer the IV drip to you and monitor you throughout.

  • Are IV drips safe?
    • Yes, IV drips are safe. There is a very small risk of an allergic reaction, just as you might be allergic to a food you haven’t tried before. Our team of doctors are trained to recognise and treat these reactions quickly and effectively.

  • Do IV drips hurt?
    • We use very small cannulas (needles), so it will feel like a sharp scratch. If we fail to cannulate you, which is very rare, you will receive a full refund.

  • What are your available hours?
    • Our working hours are 10:00 to 18:30, Monday to Sunday. Out of hours appointments are available by special request – please email alchemy@effectdoctors.com to arrange.

  • Do you have out of hours surcharges?
    • Yes, we implement surcharges for out of hours appointments. The charges are as follows:


      18:30-19:30 bookings – £50 surcharge

      19:30-20:30 bookings – £100 surcharge

      20:30-21:30 bookings – £150 surcharge

      21:30+ by special arrangement

  • Can I cancel my appointment?
    • We understand that plans change, especially in today’s hectic world; Please do let us know as soon as possible if you would like to rearrange any of your appointments.

      In order to protect our highly skilled and specialised doctors and nurses, we stick to the following cancellation timeline:


      • Cancellation/Rearrangement within 12 hours of the appointment time: 100% charge applied
      • Cancellation/Rearrangement from 12 to 24 hours of the appointment time: 50% charge applied
      • Cancellation/Rearrangement more than 24 hours from appointment time: Full refund or appointment rearrangement with no additional fee


      Please note, if you are more than 30 minutes late for your appointment it is considered a no show and a full charge is applicable.