i have been having hicups 4 about one year now . and recently i am having short of breth with the hicup .an my doc give memetoclopramide hcl 10 mg is this the rite tablet 4 me. it would come every 10 sec but when i go 2 sleep idont have it .but as soon as i get up it would start again.
18 Oct 2009
Yes, metoclopramide appears to be used for hiccups. Please see abstract below.
Metaclopramide has been observed to induce dramatic relief of intractable hiccup in 14 patients with diverse serious illnesses. When given orally or parenterally the effect was observed within 30 minutes, the relief lasting up to 8 hours, indicating a direct relation to the duration of action of the drug. This drug is recommended for symptomatic relief of hiccup associated even with serious organic illnesses, without any fear of undesirable effects.
- Metoclopramide Information for Consumers
- Metoclopramide Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metoclopramide (detailed)
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