hiccups (palliative care)
Last reviewed 01/2018
Hiccups due to gastric distension may be helped by a preparation combining antacid with antiflatulent such as:
- asilone suspension 10ml four times/day
If this fails, add a prokinetic drug such as:
- metoclopramide 10mg 6-8 hourly orally or i.m.
If this also fails, try:
- chlorpromazine e.g. 25mg bd