Baclofen is effective in intractable hiccups induced by brainstem lesions

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

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, cilt.22, ss.409, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s100720100075
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.409


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].