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Review: could Epilepsy cause Hiccups?

We study 27,329 people who have Epilepsy from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have Hiccups. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) (latest reports from 72,791 patients) can be treated by Lamictal, Keppra, Tegretol, Dilantin, Lamotrigine, Topamax.

Hiccups

Hiccups (an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs, with a sudden closure of the glottis and a sound like a cough) (latest reports from 16,382 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, pain, multiple myeloma, quit smoking.

On Sep, 21, 2014: 27,306 people who have epilepsy are studied. Among them, 16 (0.06%) have Hiccups.

Trend of Hiccups in epilepsy reports

Gender of people who have epilepsy and experienced Hiccups * :

FemaleMale
Hiccups41.94%58.06%

Age of people who have epilepsy and experienced Hiccups * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hiccups0.00%14.29%0.00%10.71%28.57%0.00%0.00%50.00%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hiccups33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Gastric cancer (3 people, 18.75%)
  2. Convulsion (2 people, 12.50%)
  3. Headache (1 people, 6.25%)
  4. Allergic sinusitis (1 people, 6.25%)
  5. Seizures (1 people, 6.25%)
  6. Seizure disorder (1 people, 6.25%)
  7. Heart disease (1 people, 6.25%)
  8. Dementia (1 people, 6.25%)
  9. Ulcer - duodenal or gastric (1 people, 6.25%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Keppra (16 people, 100.00%)
  2. Folic acid (8 people, 50.00%)
  3. Lamotrigine (8 people, 50.00%)
  4. Depakene (7 people, 43.75%)
  5. Capecitabine (3 people, 18.75%)
  6. Zarontin (2 people, 12.50%)
  7. Dexchlorpheniramine maleate (2 people, 12.50%)
  8. Nubain (2 people, 12.50%)
  9. Furosemide (2 people, 12.50%)
  10. Torsemide (2 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • If I have "phenomenas" and take my dose (400mg in Am, 400mg Pm)a little to early I will get very dizzy where I am still spinning with my eyes close. It does go away, but I would rather be dizzy then have a seizure.
    I have noticed over the last 2 years (aprox 5 years after being on lamotrigine) that I get a sporatic hiccup that comes out. It is usually just one and I never have a hiccuping fit. A nurse that I know said it could be from the drugs. I don't take any other prescription medication and most of the time am not eating or doing anything that could disturb my esophagus.
    I do get auras early in the morning even if it's before my dosage time. Sometimes I will take an extra pill (very sporadic) and it seems to help.

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