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propranolol is a beta blocker and not a sedative
I think you mean propofol.
irritation of the phrenic nerve would cause hiccups.
what dose of chlorpromazine did he try to cure the hiccups? 50mg every 6-8 hours?
he still has hiccups?
he has had hiccups for 7 years now? he many benefit from anti-seizure medications. these hiccups could be a type of abnormal nerve firing or seizure. keppra is a seizure medication he could try.