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Myer's (Intravenous) Cocktail

Reproduced by permission of Dr. Jonathan Wright

Ingredients:

  • Magnesium chloride hexahydrate 20% 2-5 cc
  • Calcium gluconate 10% 1-4 cc
  • Hydroxy-cobalamine 1000 mcg./cc 1 cc
  • Pyridoxine hydrochloride 100 mg./cc 1 cc
  • Dexpanthenol 250 mg./cc 1 cc
  • B-complex 100 1 cc
  • Vitamin C 222 mg./cc 1-30 cc
  • Sterile water to isotonicity: 280-320 mOsm/ml.
  • 1 cc sterile water /cc of calcium gluconate
  • 1 cc calcium gluconate/2 cc magnesium chloride unless anxiety or migraines, then go to 1:1.

Notes:

  • All nutrients in one syringe and push in over 5-15 minutes through a 25G butterfly.
  • If pain on injection cut with sterile water to 50%
  • Too rapid magnesium can cause severe hypotension.
  • Watch for and correct hypokalemia before administering Myer's cocktail. Suspect hypokalemia in people on diuretics, beta-agonists, corticosteroids, or diarrhea.
  • Measure serum potassium. When in doubt give 25 mEq. of potassium orally at the time of the injection and repeat 4-6 hours later.

These nutritional protocols are for doctors practicing nutritional medicine. They are based on clinical experience and a review of the nutritional literature. They should be correlated with your knowledge and clinical experience and used at your own responsibility.

Offsite Research Articles:

Intravenous nutrient therapy: the "Myers' cocktail".
Gaby AR.
Alternative Medicine Review 2002 Oct;7(5):389-403

This paper presents a rationale for the therapeutic use of intravenous nutrients, reviews the relevant published clinical research, describes the author's clinical experiences, and discusses potential side effects and precautions.
 

Updated on: Apr. 18, 2013

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