We have created the ultimate hangover cure in a pill (just in time for Christmas), claim U.S scientistsFirst remedy of its kindCombination of aspirin and caffeine eradicates all symptoms in just 15 minutesDesigned by ex-financier with no pharmaceutical backgroundMore effective than other products on the market
Alcohol-induced hangovers will be a thing of the past thanks to a new over-the-counter remedy say U.S. scientists.
A single dose of Blowfish can eradicate all symptoms sparked by a night of heavy drinking, such as nausea, vomiting and fatigue, in just 15 minutes.
Hailed as a miracle cure by its maker, the pill – which contains 500 milligrams of aspirin, 60 milligrams of caffeine and an antacid to soothe upset stomachs – is already available online.
Haled as a miracle cure by its maker, the effervescent tablets- which contains 500 milligrams of aspirin, 60 milligrams of caffeine and an antacid to soothe upset stomachs – is already available online
It has just launched across the U.S. and if successful will be introduced to the UK next year, costing customers 1.90 for a single dose or 7.60 for a six-pack.
Incredibly the groundbreaking formula isn”t the work of scientists but was discovered by former financier Brenna Haysom, who stumbled across the recipe after trying hundreds of hangover cures.
The Harvard graduate said: “I started on a quest to find something that really worked and could be taken the morning after drinking.
“After some research, I found a combination that did the trick, fast. I started sharing it with my friends, and they kept asking for more.”
Brenna Haysom, came across the recipe after trying hundreds of hangover cures (stock picture)
Spotting a gap in the market, Miss Haysom,who has no pharmaceutical background, set about designing the first remedy specifically designed for hangovers in collaboration with New York-based manufacturers Rally Labs LLC.
Her product has now been granted approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deeming it safe for market.
Those suffering from a hangover are instructed to take two of the effervescent tablets which claims to help “restore mental alertness or wakefulness when experiencing fatigue or drowsiness associated with a hangover.”
Miss Haysom added: “Most of the big drugs companies don”t necessarily want to be associated with hangovers.
“It”s really made from old-fashioned ingredients, after my own personal experimentation I realised that this combination really worked.
“So many people see hangovers as a shameful or embarrassing thing. I think of them as just a fact of life.”
Despite the product slogan, “Own the night. Save the day” Miss Haysom denies that the treatment promotes binge drinking and she doesn”t encourage overuse, adding “I definitely don”t encourage people to get obliterated.”
Some will also be concerned about the amount of aspirin contained in the tablets as the drug commonly causes heartburn and other symptoms of stomach irritation such as indigestion, pain, nausea, and vomiting.
For this reason the NHS states that paracetamol-based remedies for hangovers are preferable.
Anne Joshua, Associate Director of Pharmacy at NHS Direct, said: “As Blowfish is a new drug, not currently available in the UK, we do not have enough information to comment on it.
However while aspirin is effective in treating painful conditions associated with a hangover, such as a headache, it is not suitable for everyone and some people can experience side effects from taking it.
“It is also not suitable for some people with certain long term conditions, and Paracetamol-based remedies are usually preferable for hangover symptoms.
“Many of the symptoms associated with a hangover are a result of dehydration, so drinking water before bed or the next day can also relieve symptoms.”