Ultimate hangover cure, the IV drip, is coming Coast

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AUSTRALIA'S only Hangover Clinic, which offers those suffering from a bad night out an IV drip to cure their woes, is looking to open up a "pop-up shop" on the Sunshine Coast this summer.

Sydney's Hangover Clinic owner, Max Petro, said there had been a strong call for him to open up a branch on the Sunshine Coast.

"We are looking at opening up a pop-up over summer, but we are not sure where yet," Mr Petro said.

Since he started the Hangover Clinic in trendy Surry Hills on December 10, 2015 demand has surged.

A few months later he expanded the business, which is hugely popular in Bali, London and New York to include "home visits"

And now he is looking to take it to the rest of Australia.


Max Petro from the Hangover Clinic (middle) with Kyle Sandilands and Jackie-O.
Max Petro from the Hangover Clinic (middle) with Kyle Sandilands and Jackie-O.

As to having a needle stuck in your arm attached to an IV drip, Mr Petro knows how well it works.

The 31-year-old's own experience inspired him to "quit being a lawyer" and start the business.

"I used to be a ski instructor and the snow has a big drinking culture. The ski patrol paramedics used to use IV drips to help them.

"One day I knocked on their dock and asked if they could help me out.

"It was amazing. Then last New Year's Day (January 1, 2015) I had this terrible headache and decided to start the business."

Even at $200 a pop for the "Resurrection", the premium package to cure a hangover, Mr Petro is getting busier and busier.

The Resurrection includes "a litre and half of fluid, the drug Ondansetron, which is very strong anti-nauseau medication given to chemo-patients, anti-headache medication and a vitamin cocktail".

Mr Petro said it took about "15 minutes" for the IV to have an effect.

"Those who have been throwing up, almost stop instantly," he said.

Topics:  hangover

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