This post is all about using Advil for a hangover.
Should you Use Advil for a Hangover
Hangover School is a strong supporter of using Advil and other over the counter pain medication to fight a hangover. If you wake up and feel really bad from drinking too much, taking two Advil will make you feel better in a matter of 20 or 30 minutes. In fact, after taking the Advil you may forget that you are hungover at all, when in fact you still are but the pain has just been dulled. Ultimately, using Advil for a hangover works. It really takes away the suffering. But it should only be used if you have a level 4 hangover or above.
Why Using Advil for a Hangover is Bad
When used on rare occasions Advil is an excellent hangover cure. However, if you are using Advil to fight your hangovers on a regular basis you run the risk of damaging your liver. Unfortunately, painkillers like Advil cause problems with the kidneys and liver after long-term use.
Painkillers can actually cause gastrointestinal bleeding, which is not something you want. Excessive use can even lead to kidney failure and irreversible liver damage in some cases. So it is important to use Advil sparingly for your hangovers. It is important to keep in mind that these same rules apply for most all painkillers, Motrin, Aspirin, Tylenol, etc.
The Final Word on Using Advil for Hangovers
We at Hangover School are not doctors, so please never refer to this site for medical advice, but we do know how to cure a hangover. If you take two Advil when you are hungover you will hardly notice any hangover symptoms. And if you still notice hangover symptoms after taking Advil for a hangover, then you must have drank way too much. We are personally supporters of taking Advil for a hangover. As long as you do not take it more than a few times a month you should be fine. However, always consult your doctor for exact medical advice. That being said, if you wake up and feel crappy from being hungover take an Advil or two, slam a Vitamin Water and go about your day.
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