Title

Propranolol for the Treatment of the Alcoholic Hangover.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1987

Abstract

Hangover following consumption of alcohol includes many disagreeable signs and symptoms that are suggestive of sympathetic overactivity. We performed a randomized, double-blind, crossover controlled study to assess the effect of beta blockade in preventing the symptoms of hangover. Ten subjects were randomized to receive 160 mg of a long-acting preparation of propranolol or a placebo and then participated in a controlled drinking situation. Patients were then evaluated for symptoms and signs of hangover. The results showed that although beta blockade was achieved, there was no clinically important reduction in symptoms of hangover. We conclude that propranolol does not prevent the symptoms of hangover.

Volume

13

Issue

1-2

First Page

175

Last Page

180

ISSN

0095-2990

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

3318398

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article