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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s100720100075
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.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].