Treatment of intractable hiccups with intramuscular haloperidol

Am J Psychiatry. 1985 Nov;142(11):1368-9. doi: 10.1176/ajp.142.11.1368.


Two patients with intractable hiccups were treated with intramuscular haloperidol; remission occurred within 1 hour. With its rapid action and low incidence of adverse effects, intramuscular haloperidol should be considered a therapeutic alternative in the treatment of intractable hiccups.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Haloperidol / administration & dosage*
  • Haloperidol / adverse effects
  • Hiccup / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intramuscular
  • Male


  • Haloperidol