Myers' cocktail

Myers' cocktail is an intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy that lacks sufficient scientific evidence to support its use as a medical treatment.[1] The term, Myers' cocktail, is included in Quackwatch's index of questionable treatments.[2]

The name is attributed to Baltimore physician John A. Myers. Prior to passing away in 1984, Myers allegedly administered vitamin infusions to patients.[3] Despite claims to the contrary, the original formula is unknown.

Naturopathic doctors in the United States and Canada often administer the IV drip in clinics and health spas.[4][5]


  1. ^ Ellin, Abby (2014-12-24). "IV Drips Touted as Hangover Relief". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  2. ^ Barrett, S (2011-03-24). "Index of Questionable Treatments". Quackwatch. Retrieved 2013-01-24.
  3. ^ "A closer look at vitamin injections". Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  4. ^ Verner, Amy (12 July 2010). "Run-down execs and celebs embrace the vitamin drip". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  5. ^ Kirkey, Sharon (21 July 2015). "Hooking up to an IV drip is the latest health fad, but critics say there is little proof it works". National Post. Retrieved 10 July 2016.