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What To Do In Combination With IV Therapy To Deal With A Hangover

Man in his bed, grumpy and tired

No one longs for a hangover, but sometimes after a night out and having too many drinks, you can wake up with just that. Hangovers can make it hard even to muster up the energy to climb out of bed, much less go about your typical day, but that does not mean there is nothing you can do about it. IV therapy has become a popular method for many to help find relief from the painful effects of a hangover. 

How Does IV Therapy Help With a Hangover? 

IV therapy is a way to quickly get medication or nutrients into your body by delivering nutrients or other materials directly into your bloodstream. This intravenous method bypasses the digestive system and the stomach. As such, an IV can provide a higher concentration of the minerals and nutrients you need into your body than other forms because it can deliver them right where they are required. 

When you have a hangover, the body becomes dehydrated and loses many electrolytes, other minerals, and nutrients needed to function correctly. IV therapy can help treat various conditions, and you can also get an IV drip specifically designed to treat hangovers. It works by restoring the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs and providing hydration simultaneously so that you start to feel better and some symptoms can decrease. IV therapy is ideal for helping your body replenish and recover faster, but there is much more that you can do to deal with a hangover.

people getting IV therapy at their home by the pool

You can recover faster by managing a hangover the right way rather than risking your health trying to “push through.” 

Other Tips to Deal With a Hangover 

There are several simple steps you can take to help eal with your hangover in addition to IV therapy. 


Anyone in medicine will tell you that dehydration is one of the main culprits behind how you feel when you have a hangover. Alcohol gradually reduces the amount of water in your body and your cells, leaving you tired and sore and causing headaches and other symptoms.

Drinking water throughout the day is a great way to rehydrate your body. Consuming a lot of water throughout the day is best to promote recovery within the body. You could do more harm than good if you try to go about your typical day without rehydrating.

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Get Some Rest 

When you have a hangover trying to exert yourself is likely to make things worse or leave you more tired than usual. That’s why most experts suggest resting to help you speed up your recovery from a hangover.

Sleep is the most effective option, but even if you do not feel tired, lying in a comfortable position and resting your body is another way to help yourself recover more quickly.

carbohydrate food, buger, fries etc

Eat Carbohydrates

One of the most common symptoms of a hangover is nausea and vomiting. These symptoms are caused by alcohol irritating the lining of the stomach. Over time alcohol causes the lining of the stomach to become inflamed; when this happens, it leads to nausea and the potential of vomiting.

Your body needs energy to move, and that energy comes from carbs. You must also be careful what you eat, though, as many foods will only aggravate the stomach. However, mild or plain foods like soup, crackers, toast, and pasta can help ease the stomach and give your body the energy it needs. 

If you are struggling to keep food down, drinking ginger ale or eating some ginger is known to help settle the stomach, making it easier to hold food down. Try to have breakfast and not go without eating too long because depriving yourself can make you feel weak and interfere with healing and recovery. 

Over the Counter Medications 

If you continue to suffer from a headache or nausea and vomiting, you can use over-the-counter medications to treat those symptoms. Ibuprofen is great for dealing with the pain of a headache. Anti-nausea medications can combat nausea, while antacids can reduce stomach acid production to help protect our stomach lining from further irritation.

If you have other symptoms, you can usually find an over-the-counter remedy that can help relieve discomfort while your body recovers. 

over the counter pill


If you don’t take care of your body while you have a hangover, you may feel sick for a day or two. The option to get an IV drip to treat hangovers is an excellent first step to fast-track your recovery and relieve symptoms. Along with IV therapy, it is vital to care for yourself to help your body recover.

Drink plenty of water or fluids with a lot of nutrients; get some food in your system but keep it bland to avoid irritating your stomach. Get some more rest and manage your symptoms with over-the-counter medications if necessary. Those following these restorative measures should have no trouble managing and recovering from a hangover as quickly as possible.

If you notice new symptoms or your hangover starts to get worse, it is time to see a doctor, as something more serious may be happening.

Get Your Hangover IV

Recover from a big night out with our hangover IV. This treatment helps relieve hangover symptoms by rehydrating, restoring, and replenishing your body. Infusions take less than an hour and are administered by one of our licensed nurses.

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Hangover IV - Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in our hangover IV?

Our Hangover IV treatment contains a blend of IV fluids, electrolytes, vitamins and medication to restore the vitamins in your body and help your body battle with the unwanted hangover symptoms. Among the main ingredients are B-Complex vitamins, Vitamin B12, Toradol and Anti-Nausea medication. 

Why is hangover IV much more effective than hangover drinks?

Hangover IV is more effective than hangover drinks because the IV solution is introduced directly into your blood without having to go through the digestive system which is already overloaded. This means you will feel the effects much faster and feel much better very quickly. 

How long does it take for our Hangover IV to start working?

It usually takes between 30-60 minutes for you to feel the benefits of our Hangover IV drip.

What are the levels of hangover severity?

IV therapy in general is FDA approved. Our nurses are overseen by our Medical Director, Abe Malkin, and every nurse is registered and certified per state standards.

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