Baclofen is effective in intractable hiccups induced by brainstem lesions

Boz C., Velioglu S., Bulbul I., Ozmenoglu M.

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.22, no.5, pp.409, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s100720100075
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.409
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Sir: For intractable hiccups, defined as hiccups persisting longer than 48 h, pharmacological suppression of reflexes has been achieved by a wide variety of agents [1, 2]. Treatment with these drugs is largely unsatisfactory and side effects are common. The efficacy of baclofen for treatment of intractable hiccups has been proven in some studies [3, 4].