Metoclopramide in hiccup

Curr Med Res Opin. 1975;3(6):371-4. doi: 10.1185/03007997509114789.


Metaclopramide has been observed to induce dramatic relief of intractable hiccup in 14 patients with diverse serious illnesses. When given orally or parenterally the effect was observed within 30 minutes, the relief lasting up to 8 hours, indicating a direct relation to the duration of action of the drug. This drug is recommended for symptomatic relief of hiccup associated even with serious organic illnesses, without any fear of undesirable effects.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Hiccup / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intramuscular
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Metoclopramide / administration & dosage
  • Metoclopramide / therapeutic use*


  • Metoclopramide