A woman holding a glass of tequila with a sliced lime on it. While she is blacked out in the background, representing a tequila hangover.
A woman holding a glass of tequila with a sliced lime on it. While she is blacked out in the background, representing a tequila hangover.

Tequila hangovers are among the most dreaded hangovers of all. The combination of its high alcohol content and unique flavor can leave a person feeling nauseous and weak the next day. Fortunately, several steps can be taken to minimize the effects of a tequila hangover and possibly even prevent one from occurring in the first place. 

In this blog post, we will discuss the causes of tequila hangovers, ways to avoid them, and tips for curing them should they occur.

Understanding Tequila Hangovers

Tequila hangovers result from drinking too much tequila in a short time, causing severe hangover symptoms the next day. The quality of tequila, how much is consumed, and individual tolerance all factor into the severity of the tequila hangover. If a person is feeling particularly bad after a night of drinking tequila, they may want to consider a hangover IV treatment to help with recovery.

Tequila Hangover Prevention Techniques

Two small glass shots of tequila next to sliced lemons and limen put on a wooden stand.It’s no secret that tequila can cause some of the worst hangovers around. Common symptoms of a tequila hangover include headache, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. Fortunately, you can take steps to minimize the severity of a tequila hangover. Drinking responsibly and in moderation is the best way to prevent a tequila hangover.

One key thing to remember when consuming tequila is to stay hydrated. Be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after tequila to keep your body from dehydrating. Avoid mixing tequila with other types of alcohol, as this increases the risk of developing a severe hangover.

It is also wise to avoid drinking on an empty stomach.1 Consuming food with tequila will help reduce the chances of experiencing typical hangover symptoms such as nausea, headaches, and fatigue. Eating before or during drinking can also help slow down the absorption of alcohol, which will lessen the intensity of a hangover. Taking ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs before consuming alcohol can also help reduce the severity of a hangover.

The Best Tequila Hangover Treatment

A close up of a white martini in a particular glass cup, with a sliced lime on the glass.When recovering from a tequila hangover, the best treatment is prevention. You can do this by avoiding excessive drinking, sticking to one type of alcohol, and eating before drinking. However, if you experience a tequila hangover, you can take some practical steps to recover quickly.

Home remedies for a tequila hangover include:

  • Drinking sports drinks to replace lost electrolytes
  • Eating a good meal with complex carbohydrates boosts energy levels
  • Taking over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen

These remedies can help alleviate mild to moderate hangover symptoms such as headache, nausea, and fatigue.

For severe hangovers, prescription medications may be necessary. However, it is important to emphasize that these should only be used under medical supervision. Additionally, seek medical attention immediately if a tequila hangover is accompanied by severe symptoms such as fever or vomiting.

In conclusion, the best way to avoid a tequila hangover is by preventing it in the first place. Avoid excessive drinking, stick to one type of alcohol, and eat a meal before drinking. Home remedies such as drinking sports drinks and taking pain relievers may be effective for mild to moderate tequila hangovers. For severe hangovers, seek medical attention immediately or consider an IV treatment under medical supervision.

Hangover IV Treatment

Drip Hydration's hangover iv treatment bag - graphic.Another potential remedy for severe hangovers is IV treatment. Hangover IV treatments are designed to rehydrate the body quickly and provide vitamins and minerals to counteract symptoms such as headache, nausea, and fatigue. While this option is becoming increasingly popular, it should also be used cautiously and under medical supervision.

Even though IV therapy may help reduce some of the more severe hangover symptoms, it’s important to remember that this type of therapy does not treat the cause of the hangover (i.e., excessive alcohol consumption).


Tequila hangovers can be a debilitating experience, but with some preparation and caution, you can lessen their severity. Moderation is key – excessive drinking of tequila can quickly lead to a nasty hangover. Safe drinking habits, such as avoiding mixing alcohol with other substances, are essential for avoiding a tequila hangover. Knowing the common symptoms of a tequila hangover, such as headaches, nausea, and fatigue can also help you recognize the need to slow down. Additionally, if you do experience severe symptoms, seeking IV treatment from a medical professional may be necessary. With all that being said, if you choose to drink tequila, do so responsibly and take preventative steps to avoid a hangover.

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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.

Read more: Hangover IV FAQ


[1] Howland J, Rohsenow DJ, Davies DA, et al. - The incidence and severity of hangover the morning after moderate alcohol intoxication. Published on 27 Nov 2007. Addiction Research Report. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02181.x;