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What do you do with a heart patient who has had the ccup 4

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what do you do with a heart patient who has had the hiccup for over 4 hours
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

Does he have any other symptoms like pain in the upper part of the abdomen?

Has he been seen recently or had any tests done?

Can you please enumerate all the medications that he is on?

Did he take a heavy meal prior to getting hiccups?

Please let me know.

Regards

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
no stomach pain, no heavt meals
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

I would recommend that you should give him over-the-counter 20 mg omeprazole (prilosec) two capsules now.

If his symptoms persist or worsen take him to the ER as then he would require IV medications or prescription medications.

If his hiccups is severe already take him to the ER right away.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

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