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Nifedipine for intractable hiccups.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2314596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Seven patients with intractable hiccups were treated with a calcium channel blocker, nifedipine. A daily dose of 30 to 60 mg of this drug stopped hiccups in 4 patients and improved them in a 5th patient. In 2 patients hiccups recurred within 24 hours after stopping nifedipine. Nifedipine can be effective against intractable hiccups in some patients.
Authors:
D C Lipps; B Jabbari; M H Mitchell; J D Daigh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-17     Completed Date:  1990-04-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  531-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Neurology Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307-5001.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Hiccup / drug therapy*
Humans
Middle Aged
Nifedipine / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
21829-25-4/Nifedipine

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