Adam Strassberg, MDDr. Strassberg has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
REVIEW OF: Jayawardena R et al, Hum Psychopharmacol 2017;32(3). Epub 2017 Jun 1.
As clinicians, we’re more interested in preventing excessive drinking than curing hangovers. But it’s always nice to have some helpful advice for patients, which we found in a recently published literature review of clinical trials of hangover treatments.
The authors used keywords to search for all relevant English-language studies occurring between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2016. This search yielded 6 controlled studies of 5 potentially effective herbal products were identified, 3 with a placebo control. All participants in these final 6 studies were healthy adults between ages 19 and 58. Five of the studies had 9–28 subjects, with one study having 103. Four of the studies had only men included; the others included both men and women.