Myer's (Intravenous) Cocktail
Reproduced by permission of Dr. Jonathan Wright
- 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.
- 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".
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