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Suggest treatment for side effects of Dexamethasone

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Dr. Deepak Sundriyal

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Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 in Cancer
Question: side affects of dexamethasone is that I am having hiccups and it won't stop for 2 days
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
hello dear. it can be controlled

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I understand your concern. Hiccups with dexamethasone is a well known phenomenon. However it can be contolled. Drink plenty of water. You can use tablet baclofen three times a day . sometimes gut motility drugs like perinorm can be used also. Moreover sustained pressur over philtrum centre of upper lip can releive you of hiccups.
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