Cure for Altitude Sickness Might Be Vitamin IBy Steve Casimiro on March 28th, 2012
High-altitude headaches might be cured by over-the-counter meds. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine report that taking ibuprofen can reduce the likelihood of symptoms related to altitude sickness. The study was small (86 hikers who ascended to 12,570 feet), and the dosages were relatively high: Four doses of ibuprofen of 600mg each in a 24-hour period. Half the hikers took nothing. In a questionare following the hike 43 percent of the hikers who took ibuprofen reported developing symptoms like headache, nausea, and dizziness, compared with 69 percent of those who didn’t take the drug. Via Time
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