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      Category : Health Centers > Alcoholism


Alternate Names : Acute Alcohol Intoxication

Hangover | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the disease?

It is important to prevent hangovers by avoiding the causes. If a hangover develops, the person should drink plenty of fluids, rest, and avoid activities that need mental concentration. Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, can be used. A person with a hangover should not drink more alcohol.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Ibuprofen can cause some stomach upset.

What happens after treatment for the disease?

There are few complications. Some people can stay dehydrated for as long as 48 hours if they do not make a conscious effort to drink fluids. Hangovers usually resolve easily by this time.

How is the disease monitored?

If headaches and stomach upset last more than 24 hours after drinking, a healthcare provider should be called.

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Author: James Broomfield, MD
Reviewer: Lisa Sterling, PharmD
Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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