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Chlorpromazine for Hiccups User Reviews

Chlorpromazine has an average rating of 7.5 out of 10 from a total of 23 reviews for the treatment of Hiccups. 70% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 22% reported a negative experience.

Chlorpromazine rating summary

7.5/10 average rating

23 ratings from 24 user reviews.

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Reviews for Chlorpromazine

  • Anonymous
  • June 13, 2010

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "My husband normally never has the hiccups but on the night of day 3 after having bowel resection surgery from diverticulitis, he was no longer passing gas. Instead he was belching, burping and hiccuping. He would hiccup for hours then stop for a bit and this just kept going on and on increasing the pain of the surgical site and getting no sleep. On the night of day 6,Thorazine was added to his IV and within 10 minutes the hiccups were gone and he was finally sleeping comfortably."

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  • Nick...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 21, 2013

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "I had hiccups for 48 hours continuously and was hiccupping about 15000 times a day. I went to my GP and was prescribed Chlorpromazine. I was reluctant to try it at first because of the side effects but it did work after being on a 25mg dose three times a day after 72 hours. It does take a while to kick in and have an effect but it did work. Make sure you come off them slowly and gradually otherwise it makes you feel nauseous and sick. Your urine may also be a lot darker in colour and smell differently."

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  • VaBea...
  • January 19, 2013

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "I write this to help others. I actually had the hiccups for eight straight days...yes 8! I couldn't eat without hiccuping, and sleep with out hiccuping. I had no health insurance, which is why I waited so long before seeking professional medical advice/treatment. On that eighth day I went to a "Doc-in-a-Box", and the Doctor prescribed "Thorazine", only ten! Within 30 minutes of taking the first one, the hiccups were gone! I had nine more pills (low dosage) left. Each time I took one, it was like I was the "King of the world'! I had a constant smile on my face and wanted to hug everyone, but I could still MAINTAIN. "

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  • Anonymous
  • October 21, 2012

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "Dad was hiccuping badly for two days straight - nothing was working and attempting to get water or fluids down didn't work. Hiccups got worse and he began to vomit when we saw blood we took him to emergency room - they brought Thorazine and within 10-20 minutes he stopped hiccuping... he had one short flare up while moving around but after 20-30minutes it went away and he was sleeping. Hopefully this does the trick and keeps him from hiccuping - but for sure it's a good emergency medicine to stop painful and persistent hiccups."

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  • Txktony
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 26, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "I occasionally get severe hiccups that only last 24 to 36 hours but when I get them I gasp for air I have 30 and 40 hiccups at the same time and Rapid concession and I'm fighting to breathe and then I'll throw up, mostly stomach bile. I'm in the hospital recovering from a surgery on my leg and I got the hiccups earlier this afternoon and I took a muscle relaxer and it didn't do anything the doctor prescribed me some Thorazine which I have never had and within 10 minutes of the injection in my arm my hiccups are completely gone I am a True Believer"

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  • Jbizn...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 21, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "I had Chronic Hiccups for 4 days I went to the emergency room, they gave me a choice of Valium or Thorazine. I went with the Valium, the Valium did nothing. I then continued to Hiccups two more days. I then went back to the ER and took the Thorazine. Hiccups gone in 15 minutes. This is the drug to get rid of hiccups for sure!!!!"

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  • oneand
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 11, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "I just had my third bout of persistent hiccups in my life. The first two times I passed on using this drug nearly 9 and 12 years ago. They eventually went away on their own, but this time it was 6 days straight with a hiccup on every inhale and one for exhale, followed by some clusters put together. I took my first dose at bedtime and hiccuped to sleep, and the following morning my hiccups were almost gone. Three more doses that day and all I had were small hiccups once every two hours. Day three all gone. No side effects, thank God! I will take it again if I am ever in the same spot."

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  • jerry...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 14, 2016

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "I was prescribed this after an operation where the anesthesia induced severe hiccupping for about 6 hours. Took one tablet and 20 minutes later no hiccups. When I went to the Philippines I got hiccups again and went to a drug store (no prescription needed), got the lowest dosage (5 mg I think) and my hiccups were gone in 15 minutes."

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  • Craig...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • May 6, 2019

"This is my review for chlorpromazine for hiccups - it works. I have GERD (Gastroespohageal reflux disease) and esophageal constriction. I got to the point where carbonated drinks and alcohol, in particular, were causing gastric distress, including vomiting and hiccups. Those were the seeming precursors, which I have since given up. My hiccups bouts are for so long that I can't keep track, in every case, over a week. I go to bed hiccuping and pray that I can go to sleep, and to not again, see the dawn instead. I have had multiple days where this has happened. At its worst, I can't eat or drink anything, as I will vomit it right back out. When it mellows, such as now, I get the hiccups for hours or days at a time. I used 25mg of Thorazine, 3x a day for 5 days last time, that worked. This time, no. Recommended dose is 25-50mg. I am also a big guy, 240 lbs., trying to get my Dr. to up the dosage to 50."

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  • yeeha
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 9, 2021

"My partner started hiccuping non-stop for nearly 7 days. He went to the ER after the second day and they prescribed one med (metoclopramide 10 mg) and it didn't work. Then he went to his PCP this past Friday and got a prescription for chlorpromazine 25 mg. He started with 1 pill every 6 hours then increased on the 2nd day about 2 pills every 6 hours (dr. approved this). Here we are on the 3rd day in the morning and he hiccuped a little then next thing we knew, he stopped! Now he has been sleeping for nearly 3 hours to catch up on his lost sleep for this past week. We were going to check into acupuncture but it looks like we won't have to. I'm truly relieved although I wish we could find out what the underlying problem that led to the persistent hiccuping."

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  • Dummy
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 19, 2018

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "Not only did Thorazine not get rid of hiccups it turned my husband into a zombie! He pulled out his Nguyen tube and catheter. It’s a mind altering drug they give to mentally ill patients and prisoners to subdue them. Just not worth the additional risk."

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  • Fencer
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 8, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "I was given a large dose of dexamethasone to reduce swelling after total shoulder replacement, and began to hiccup. After 48 hours I was exhausted and sore from hiccups, my doctor gave me a dose of thorazine. It knocked me out and the hiccups stopped and did not return."

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  • Kmj
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 23, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "My eleven year old daughter gets sever hiccups as a side effect from chemotherapy. Although the last thing she needs is another drug in her body we turned to this after traditional tricks stopped working."

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  • Cliff...
  • November 17, 2016

"Had hiccups for 4 days.b4 i took this drug I was hiccuping every 4 seconds.thats how bad they got.my doctor was closed so had to go a&e.took 1 .25 mil and 10 mins later no hiccups took the hole lot 25 mil 3 a day for 5 days.they work. Don't drink beer I got very tired and dizzy when I did have a few pints."

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  • Lou...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 24, 2021

"The day after knee surgery with general anaesthetic, I started hiccuping. This continued for 6 days and nights. Towards the end it became a mixture of hiccups and burps. At this stage I was frequently fighting for breath. During this period I was in hospital recovering from the surgery and saw 4 doctors- who could not offer a remedy. On day 7 I met a new doctor at a rehab hospital who prescribed chlorpromazine. I took it that evening and did not hiccup in the night and only occasionally the next day. I repeated the dose the next evening and the hiccups disappeared completely. Four days later and have had no further incidents. I wish a doctor had prescribed this drug sooner !"

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  • Wags
  • August 24, 2021

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "My daughter had the hiccups for almost 3 weeks. Tried all the various meds that did nothing but make her tired and sick. Acupuncture stopped them immediately. Please stopping listening to the doctors they want the money. She is hiccup free for almost 24 hours!"

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  • Michele
  • July 28, 2023

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "My husband has small B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He has finished his chemo, but his antibody treatment will go on for two more years, according to the oncology hematologist. After his last two treatments, which are now two months apart, he had horrible hiccups. We mentioned it to the oncology hematologist yesterday at his treatment. She ordered a Thorazine 25 mg tablet. We waited for the hiccups today and they showed up. He took the Thorazine tablet and within 45 minutes, the hiccups were gone!"

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  • tjssss
  • July 14, 2013

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "I get severe hiccups. This works!"

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  • Manfred...
  • September 14, 2016

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "Tried every common remedy known to man after surgery but nothing worked. Thorazine did the trick in 15 minutes!"

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  • Nnnhf...
  • August 28, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "I had the worst experience with it. It increased my heart rate to 226 beats a minute. I literally thought I was dying."

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  • Jwi
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 11, 2018

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "Went to ER with hiccups for 4 days... Was prescribed 10mg thorazine ... It did not do anything for me."

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  • Ted
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 4, 2022

"Have had chronic hiccups for over one week. Been prescribed chlorpromazine. Just started today. No effect yet. Will update. Can only give low rating at moment."

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  • Tjf
  • October 15, 2015

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) "I have been fighting hiccups off and on for weeks. Was prescribed Thorazine, have been somewhat reluctant to take it 3"

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  • Smitty
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 12, 2021

"What does this medication do to stop hiccups? I just started taking it today."

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