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10 Hangover Remedies: What Works?

Don’t get your hopes up. Traditional hangover remedies often aren’t effective, and some of them may actually make you feel worse. Find out what hangover cures will help, and what is too good to be true.
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Hangover pills

There are lots of hangover "cures" in a bottle out there—such as Chaser, PreToxx, and RU 21—but very little evidence to back up claims. "Hangover pills that have been studied are not effective, or only help against a few complaints…but not all," says Joris C. Verster, PhD, an assistant professor of psychopharmacology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, who studies hangovers.

A 2005 review article in the journal BMJ identified eight peer-reviewed, placebo-controlled studies of hangover remedies, and concluded that "no compelling evidence exists" to support their use.

Dr. Cutler suggests taking a multivitamin instead to restore the nutrients your body may have lost during a binge.

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