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Myrkl: new anti-hangover pill said to break down up to 70% of alcohol in an hour – what you need to know

By Ashwin Dhanda, Honorary Associate Professor, Hepatology, University of Plymouth
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A new anti-hangover supplement has just gone on sale in the UK. It is marketed by Swedish firm Myrkl as “the pre-drinking pill that works”.

The pill is said to break down up to 70% of alcohol after 60 minutes. This means that if someone drinks 50ml of 40% spirits, which contains 20ml of pure alcohol, as little as 6ml of the alcohol will enter the bloodstream. This is the same as the person only drinking 15ml of spirits.

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