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I had a big night out coming up, and I was already dreading the hangover that I was destined for the next day. I was talking to my mum when she suggested a product called 'Resolve'. The tag line for this being 'for the morning after'. I thought it was worth a go so I began my search.
I say search because this product was exceptionally hard to find. I tried supermarkets and my local pharmacy. All of which had their own brand of this product but not the actual thing. I took to the internet and finally found them on an online pharmacy website. These cost me £3.49 for 10 sachets. I think this price is quite reasonable as I don't get to out too often, so the ten sachets would last me quite a while.
These sachets claim to relieve you of headaches, settles your stomach, and is commonly used for the over indulgence of food and drink. That sounds like my hangovers right there. These sachets contain a list of ingredients which replenish what nutrients are lost through drinking alcohol.
You are advised to dissolve the sachets contents in a 200ml glass of water. You can take 1 sachet every 4 hours: this is not to be taken by anyone under 12 years old. A good stir is needed to insure all contents are dissolved.
These sachets are orange in flavour. I wouldn't say they are horrible tasting but when you're feeling rather queasy anyway it's not great. Overall they are not too hard to drink nothing too nasty and I would drink anything as long as it did the job. (Well not anything but you get my drift)
I decided to take one sachet before going to bed, and then one again when I woke up. As to double my chances of a hangover free day as it were. When I woke up I was not pained with the usual head thumping nor did I end up with my head in the toilet. I felt a lot better than I expected, this was just from the first sachet. But like I said I did drink another shortly after waking up. I sometimes find my hangover can hit me in the late morning, as If I'd still been intoxicated when I woke up.
So after the second sachet which I drunk a bit slower than the first, I still felt good. I managed to cook and eat breakfast; normally just the look of food can have me rushing to the loo. My head stayed clear throughout the day and my stomach was settled. Apart from a little bit of dry mouth, I felt completely fine.
I would definitely recommend these sachets. Although they are quite hard to find, they are worth it without a doubt. I often put off going out because I simply can't deal with the aftermath, but this is a cure worth having. The price is reasonable and they're not too hard to drink. I would advice this to anyone who has a night out planned, and like me simply can't handle the hangover. I am removing one star as they are not easily accessible to the general public.
I bought a box of these Resolve for the morning after basically on a whim when I saw them in my local chemist as I was planning on going out that weekend and thought that they might come in handy.
They cost me £4 which was for a box containing 10 sachets.
The idea behind the sachets is that you take them the morning after being out and drinking alcohol and they will help any headaches and upset stomachs that you might have.
To use the sachets you just open one and pour it into a glass of water and stir until it is dissolved.
When you pour the powder into the water it creates a fizzing which is quite strong and it is best to gulp down the resolve when it is still really fizzy as opposed to waiting until the fizz subsides. The powder is supposed to be lemon flavoured but other than a slight tang it isn't very lemony and it actually has quite a bitter salty taste to it. It isn't the nicest drink but as long as you just down it, it's fine.
The main active ingredients in resolve are paracetamol, caffeine and sodium bicarbonate so there is no special wonder drug in them that is going to make you feel better straight away. I found that when the powder was mixed with water the fizziness really did help to settle my stomach quickly but it didn't really do all that much for my bad head.
After swallowing my glass of resolve I waited for my head to start getting better but after an hour I needed to go back to bed as it was absolutely pounding. When I woke up again I felt a little bit better but my headache was still there. Because resolve has paracetamol in it I didn't feel comfortable taking any other sort of painkiller until after the four hours were up. After the four hours I took a couple of Anadin and my headache vanished almost immediately.
I have taken resolve a few times now and I have found that I quite like them for those days when I am feeling a little poorly and they help make me feel better but I wouldn't recommend them really if you have a bad headache or a really jippy tummy.
To be honest I didn't really think all that much of these as a hangover cure and think that a couple of normal paracetamols, plenty of water and something to eat would probably do a better job but I do think they are quite good for just helping you feel better on days when you are feeling poorly and need a little pick me up.
I have to confess I lead a bit of boring and simple life which results in me not drinking very often. As I am not a hardened drinker, when I do drink I really really suffer for it. I just cannot handle it. One of the only remedies which can get me through the next day is Resolve. And Resolve my problems it really does try.
Resolve is available from supermarkets, pharmacists and some convenience stores. It costs just over £3 for a pack, which has ten sachets in. So 30 pence a go! The packet is cardboard with a paper leaflet in. I am pleased that 100% of the packaging is recyclable, as I am a bit of an eco warrier. Please don't take my word for anything as this is just my opinion. Before taking, speak to a pharmacist or doctor and read the instructions for yourself very carefully.
Inside the pack are ten sachets, which are a funny material, they appear to be cardboard type on the outside and appear to be a type of foil on the inside. This makes sure the powder inside is kept fresh. This is important as the product is water soluble if it touched the water in the air it would be ruined before you opened it.
The idea is to put the powder from one sachet inside a glass and fill it up with cold tap water. The process of the powder dissolving in the glass is quite noisy, so you can tell it is happening and therefore you can pretty much guess when it is all done. Do not try and drink before it is done, otherwise you will end up with a worse stomach than when you started!
The drink is mildly lemon flavoured, but to be honest it doesn't taste either nice or horrible, it is just a matter of getting it down you to make you feel better. I find it better to sip it, as drinking a whole large glass at once can make your stomach unsettled if it is already poorly and has had nothing else in it so far.
I find the drink quite fast acting and within about fifteen minutes my stomach feels much better, I don't feel as sick or unsettled. It is amazing ease after feeling so uncomfortable. It also can help you fix a hangover further, as once your stomach is settled, you can start eating, which then makes you feel even better.
I find resolve does nothing directly for a headache, but it does help me eat which then in turn cures my headache.
Obviously I never plan to have a hangover, but sometimes these things just happen, and when they do, this is a great help to have on hand!
If you've ever suffered from that morning after feeling from too much excess from the night before (something that will probably be particularly prevalent in the coming run up to Christmas) then you need to get this Resolve. This, in a nutshell, is the ideal cure for that hung over feeling and will quell the upset stomach and spinning pounding headache.
Resolve comes in a powder form, where you get 10 sachets in a box for about £2 to £3 depending on where you shop. The box itself looks pretty plain - white top half, blue bottom half with a red stripe through the middle. The word 'RESOLVE' is on the upper half with the words 'For the morning after' written across the red stripe. A combination that is not readily eye-catching in the supermarket, so you may need to look out for it.
The idea is to dissolve the contents of one sachet into a glass of water, where it will initially fizz and then dissolve fully. Then you drink the mixture down (don't try and drink it whilst it is fizzing - it's not nice!!) and repeat every 4 hours as required. It is fairly palatable with a lemon flavour, but I have previously mixed it with lemon squash just to try and make it taste a little better. Either way, you need to get the solution in you some how, and if you are feeling very bad, the taste will probably be the last thing that you are worried about.
Where the medicinal side comes in is with the paracetamol that it contains, which when taken, will help to alleviate some of the pain and discomfort associated with that morning after feeling. In addition, the sachet also has a mixture of a number of other ingredients which combine to provide the effervescence element of the remedy, that is the bit that tries to relieve the stomach of the bloating and discomfort effect. In addition, they also try to neutralise the acidity in the stomach to get rid of that sickly feeling.
In my experience when I've taken them I found them to almost be like a relief. If I've been feeling particularly bad, I taken a sachet and then gone back to bed for an hour or so to allow the mixture to take effect. Then when I've got up again, they have really made me feel better - the headache was waning and the sickly feeling had gone. If I know that I have had a heavy night, I often take a glass of lemon squash and a sachet to bed and leave it on the bedside cabinet so that I'm fully prepared in the morning just in case I do feel bad.
In summary, I find that these are very effective and do work well, and it is definitely something that I keep at home in the cabinet ready for those evening excesses.
Resolve has saved me on a number of occasions, because I do enjoy the odd drink, and every now and again I over indulge (like many other Dooyoo user I'm sure!). These dissolvable tablets are designed to clear a headache and a dodgy tummy the morning after the night before.
I first discovered Resolve when I was 18 and I was stocking up on medicines that I needed to take away with me on a girly holiday abroad and since then I've continued to buy them. A pack of 10 sachets of Resolve will cost you around £3.00 in Boots and all the major supermarkets, but if you shop in discount stores then you should be able to pick them up for cheaper.
On the box it says that those under 16 can't consume Resolve and those over 16 can only consume one sachet every four hours.
Resolve contains paracetamol, citric acid, sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate and to consume it you have to dissolve a sachet into between 150 and 200ml of water. The mixture will fix up and it looks like sherbet - but this is anything but sweet -it tastes really bitter and drinking this isn't a pleasant experience.
I usually pinch my nose when I am drinking this, because this seems to make it taste less foul. I especially hate it when you get to the end though, because no matter how much I stir the mixture, there always seems to be a powdery residue at the bottom of the glass - which is especially bitter when you swallow it.
This medicine doesn't work instantly and you need a glass of water to take this - which can be a little annoying if your caught with a hangover while you're on the hop - but after a few hours of drinking Resolve it usually sooths my stomach and makes my head less muggy, so having to dissolve it into water is a small price to pay.
I would recommend this product for those mornings when you feel like rubbish because you drank too much the night before. It might taste awful, but it does what it says on the box - it clears your head and calms the stomach. Stock up for the festive season!
I used to be a pretty heavyweight drinker a few years ago - I was dating someone and realised six months into the relationship that they had a serious alcohol problem . It was amazing how living with someone who was permanantly drunk skewed my perception of what was a normal level of alcohol consumption, and it soon worked out that my way with coping with his problems was to have a drink myself - not as much as him, and I kidded myself that because I was drinking a bottle of wine of an evening and not a bottle of Vodka, that I wasn't drinking too much.
Then, I wised up and dumped him . No longer needing to escape from anything, I dumped the booze too - not entirely mind, I'm still a young girl who likes a night out every now and again - but I stopped drinking in the home, leaving it only for nights out, or the odd night when I really felt like kicking back.
The trouble is - nights out involve drinking a lot, and (I know this isn't wise) often on an empty stomach in order to feel the effects a little quicker and save money. I'd have a great time , with several embarrassing photos to prove it, but I would have the mother of all hangovers the next day, and thats where resolve kicks in .
A five pack of this, which is designed to relieve the upset stomach and headache that come with over-consumption of alcohol, will set you back between 2.50 and 3.50, and it's available in many chemists, and even in my local corner shop. It's essentially a power that you mix into water and then drink. The packaging also states that it can relieve the symptoms of migraine, and some of the symptoms of cold and flu .
The packaging also warns that this is not suitable for those under 18 years of age - but then, they shouldn't have a hangover in the first place!
Dissolving this into a glass of water, it smells faintly of lemon , It doesn't really taste like it though - it tastes like when you have trouble swallowing paracetamol and it starts dissolving on your tongue - it's horrid. The best way for me to drink it is to down it in one, then wash it doen with a glass of plain water , which can only help with rehydrating my poor hungover body .
I find it begins to work withing about 20 minutes, with the nausea being the first thing to go, followed by the headache . On occasion, I've had to take a second dose 4 hours later, but usually one dose is sufficient to make me feel human again .
The active ingredients in these are as follows :
1000mg Paracetamol Ph Eur
1185mg Anhydrous Citric Acid Ph Eur
808mg Sodium Bicarbonate Ph Eur
715mg Potassium Bicarbonate BPC
153mg Anhydrous Sodium Carbonate Ph Eur
30mg Ascorbic Acid Ph Eur
This doesn't mean an awful lot to me, but it's included in case anyone has any allergies .
Overall, this is a good product for tackling a bad hangover . Luckily, I very rarely drink that much, so only need to use this a couple of times a year, but it's always good to have it in my medicine cabinet as a reassurance. 4 stars .
nothing is worse than waking up to morning after a good night out with a banging headache and a bad stomach! But we keep doing it to ourselves don't we! Resolve is the answer, i have tried many hangover remedies in the past but none work as well as this product! There is also an extra strength resolve you can buy but i have found the normal one works perfectly fine! The powder comes in a sachet which you rip open and add to water, it doesn't taste the best so have a small amount of water so you can knock it back quickly, it starts working very quickly but it contains paracetemol so you can only have one every 4 hours, what i find beneficial is to have one when you get in from your night out before you go to bed and you will feel a bit fresher in the morning and you can always top up with another because it will be over 4 hours after when you wake up! It's best to buy from asda or tesco as it's a lot cheaper than buying from the chemist! Definately the best hangover cure will always make sure i have a packet in my cupboard!
I'm pretty sure many of us have been here, groggy, sicky, stuck in the bathroom not knowing which end it's going to pour out of and a headache from hell. One of those dreaded things called a Hangover!
Despite knowing we're going to feel like death the next day we continue to drink ridiculous amounts of alcohol until stupidly drunk. Or is that just me? LoL.
Of course though I dont enjoy feeling so rough the next day and do have my routines after a nightout to try and carry me through the day and ease any aches, pains and sicky feelings.
When I stumble in, after my wild night outs, I drink plenty of water firstly, I eat a little bit of sugar and a bit of salt - as this is what we lose when drinking through our sweat and urine hence why we end up so drunk. Whether this works or not I don't know, but since I've been doing this my hangovers are not quite as bad. After doing this I then make myself a Resolve. The next morning despite me feeling pretty good sometimes, I will drink another Resolve.
Now last Saturday I went out on the tiles, drank way too much and didn't do my normal routine when I got in, instead I crashed out on my landing floor. So Sunday morning I had the worst hangover I'd had in years, I couldn't believe how bad I felt. Head pounding, couldn't stop being sick, couldn't keep water down either so I reached for my beloved Resolves.
Resolves are lemon flavoured sachets of powder designed for the morning after as stated on the box they come in. They can be bought in boxes of 10 sachets and they cost over £2 a box. The front of the box clearly informs us they are Resolves, they are lemon flavoured and they are for the morning after - specifically for fast headache relief and they gently settle stomachs, they also contain paracetamol.
To make one of these you have to dissolve one sachet in a glass of water -150ml to 200ml. When making them they fizz up quite a bit and almost look like sherbert within the water, don't be fooled though they don't taste that good! To take these you do need to be 16 years of age or over and you are warned on the box not to take more than the reccomended dose of one sachet every four hours, as required.
The box also explains how resolves work, well I'll try shorten it slightly. These sachets of sherbert looking powder, which is yellow in colour, contains paracetamol, which as we know is a painkiller. They also contain citric acid, sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate which is what provides the antacid action within your stomach allowing you to feel fast relief when you are suffering from a headache, sicky stomach or acid indigestion, especially when you have had too much to eat or drink.
Drinking these are not the most pleasant experience, although the box states they are lemon flavour they almost remind me of gargling salt water or disgusting mouthwash when you have a problem with your mouth. Especially salt water in fact, you know you have to gargle it to relieve problems with gums, ulcers etc but it's 'wrong' to swallow it, more so as it tastes absolutely vile if you do so your natural reaction is to heave, even at the thought of it. It has a slight lemon smell to it, and I almost have to down it as quick as possibly so not to taste it fully as I will heave afterwards, no problems for me especially as I have plenty of practise the night before downing drinks and shots lol.
After drinking one of these they don't provide instant relief, however after a short lay down or rest I can feel the throbbing pain in my head easing and slowing down and my sicky stomach soon begins to feel stronger again, allowing me to eat some sort of food/breakfast, which makes me feel better again.
Despite these being, well pretty minging to actually drink I can't reccomend them enough if you know you are going to be suffering from a hangover. I don't buy them for the taste I buy them as I know they are going to work. They really do help alleviate any aches and pains in my head, and my stomach which always feels weak and queasy soon picks up and wants to eat me out of house and home! My hangovers may last for 2 hours at most, thanks to me using these - oh and my nightly routine of having my sugar and salt dosage to lol.
The morning after the night before. We've all been there haven't we? Well I swear by Resolve. They were recomended to me by a friend who has a very specific method of use. She always takes one before bed, all the morning.
Well I put her method into practice, just purely for medical research! I had planned a night out, got my new frock ready, make up and hair done, all check, plus a box of resolve from my local Semi Chem on offer for £1 for a box of 5 sachets, and I was good to go.
I finally rolled home at a rather disrespectful 3am, downed my Resolve, then a glass of water and drifted off into a drunken slumber. The next thing I know is my alarm going off for work, yes unfortunatley I do have to work on a sunday. I was feeling a rather tad foggy and my stomach a little ifffy when I woke up, so remembering her worldy advice, I began on my second course of Resolve. A cup of tea and a slice of toast later, voila, I felt ready to hit the shower, a lot more refreshed than if I had not had my Resolve.
I'm sure if I'd not taken her advice and been introduced to her tried and tested method I would have been in a more sorry state than I was.
Resolve promises fast headache relief and to gently settle stomachs, and I have to whole heartedly agree. My stomach did feel soothed, so much so that I was able to have a light breakfast, which I usually miss after a night out, I'm not able to face food until at least lunch time.
It states on the box that the granules contain paracetamol which we all know is a proven pain killer, however it is combined with citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate and potassium bicarbonate which provide the fizz and antacid action on the stomach.
The Resolve is not the best tasting, it is supposed to be lemon flavoured but is also slightly salty in taste. Its easy to prepare, just dissolve in a 200ml glass of water and its ready to take.
I'd definitely recommend Resolve, not just for hangovers, but also for times when you have a headached combined with over-indulgence food wise or indigestion.
Always read and follow the instructions on the box.
Now my Best Friend swears by Resolve as a hangover preventative or cure. She usually has one before retiring for the night and one when she gets up in the morning. I personally have never managed to be with it long enough to have one before passing out so I can only comment on the morning after option.
A couple of months ago I purchased a box of lemon flavour Resolve which contains 10 sachets. I bought it for just under £3 from Tescos. The only reason I bought it was so I could put a couple of sachets with my mates birthday as a joke. Obviously I was left with 8 sachets so thought I may as well use them or they would just go to waste. Looking back I should have just thrown them out.
Resolve is a supposed to be a fast headache relief and to gently settle the stomach which contains paracetamol.
How to take:
Dissolve contents of sachet in a glass of water (150 - 200ml) Stir and drink. One sachet should be taken every four hours but no more than four sachets in any one day.
A couple of weeks ago I woke up feeling extremely worse for wear, I decided to blame it on a bug but my Mum said it was because I was getting old and couldn't handle my drink like I used to, yeah right (I refuse to believe that and will continue drinking copiuos amounts just to prove her wrong).
Anyway I dragged myself to the kitchen and decided to have a Resolve. I mixed it with water, braced myself then drank the contents. Firstly, I dont know how they can say its lemon flavour, it most certainly did not taste like any lemon I've ever come across and secondly I went from being a little queasy to oh my god I think I'm going to be sick, not pleasant. Thankfully my stomach contains remained where they were supposed to but the resolve did me no favours at all.
So needless to say it did not ease my stomach but it did help with my headache, but then taking a paracetamol would have done that.
The Absorbic acid in the Resolve is supposed to replace the vitamin C that has been lost due to drinking alcohol. I have decided that a glass of orange works much better so in future that will be my first port of call.
Each sachet contains :
Paracetamol Ph Eur 1000mg
Anhydrous Citric Acid Ph Eur 1185mg
Sodium Bicarbonate Ph EUr 808mg
Potassium Bicarbonate BPC 715mg
Anhydrous Sodium Carbonate Ph Eur 153mg
Absorbic Acid Ph Eur 30mg
This might work for most people but it really didnt have the desired effect on me. Maybe my body rejected it because it prefered to have the alcohol running through my blood stream and nothing else. Like I said previously, my mate swears by it and it works well for her. I think I'll stick to my hangover cure of a couple of cans of Fanta Twist and a bowl of chilli.
Resolve can be bought from most supermarkets and chemist for between £2.50 - £3.00.
Relief of headache with gastric upset.