New Hangover Pill Is a Good Excuse to Get Drunk This Holiday Season

hangoverIt's December, and let's face it, this is one boozy month. From holiday parties to New Year's to drowning our sorrows alone on the couch watching Love Actually over and over, we're going to take down more alcohol this month than we might be willing to admit, which means we're going to be battling some major hangovers. But this may be the last holiday season we'll have to worry about the splitting headaches and nausea, because, hooray! There's a new, FDA-approved hangover pill that's about ready to hit the market and it could be the answer to all our problems. Or ... it could just be an expensive way to get some aspirin into our system. I'm on the fence.


The pill is like an effervescent Alka Seltzer tablet -- it dissolves in water and then you drink it down. It contains 1,000 milligrams of aspirin (about the equivalent of a little over three regular aspirin pills), 120 milligrams of caffeine (about one cup of coffee's worth), and some ingredient that's supposed to settle your stomach. The product is called Blowfish and it claims to eliminate hangover symptoms in 15 to 30 minutes.

I'm all for giving this product a try, but I think they're missing one very key ingredient: Sugar. It's a (not so) scientific fact that a hangover is helped with a steady stream of sugar and grease. If I'm feeling a little over hung, I'll take down 12 ounces of Coca Cola, black coffee, a sausage, egg, and cheese, and a handful of jelly beans (no purples). Throw in a pack of BC powder (if you're from the South, you know what I'm talking about) and I'm good to go. I feel like the sugar and the complete unhealthiness of that breakfast (oh yeah, it's breakfast) gets me back on track.

I'm excited that there might be a remedy out there that will replace my 20,000-calorie one, but I'm still a little skeptical. Unless it's recommended that you dissolve the tablets in sugar water, I'm not sure how effective they will be for me. Aspirin and caffeine are not enough to get me over the hump.

But! It may work for some of you out there. It's being sold in New York City stores right now, so keep an eye out in your hometown. It'll cost around $12 for a pack of six.

Do you think this hangover drug will work? Interested in trying it?


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