Smart drugs for alcohol hangovers not effective

by Medindia Content Team on  December 25, 2005 at 5:05 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
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Smart drugs for alcohol hangovers not effective
Party alcohol hangovers cannot be cured by taking medications reports a study published in British Medical Journal. Researchers have found from review of eight clinical trials that complementary and allopathic medicines have no cure in reducing hangovers which occur after alcohol consumption. Some of the common hangover symptoms are headache, nausea, vomiting, red eye, tremor, thirst, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, depressed, poor memory.

Though, no drug is found to be effective in treating hangovers tolfenamic acid reported less symptoms of headache, nausea, vomiting and thirst. Complementary remedies such as sugar, succinnic acid, fumaric acid, L-glutamine, herbs, charcoal, calcium carbonate, vitamins and minerals also found to be effective. The best remedy to prevent hangovers is to prevent hangover is to avoid drinking or to drink in moderately.


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