Thorazine advertisements, 1954 & 1955. |
Radiology, Vol. 63, No. 6.   Annals of Surgery, Vol. 141, No. 6.
Another dramatic use of 'Thorazine'
THORAZINE* to stop intractable hiccups
'Thorazine' stopped hiccups (often after the first dose) in 56 out of 62 patients in seven different studies.
Excerpts from two studies: 'Thorazine' stopped hiccups in 8 out of 10 patients. In 6 patients, "the hiccups were arrested within 20 minutes" after the first dose of 'Thorazine', in 2 other patients after the second dose. "Most of the commonly available remedies for hiccups had been tried before ['Thorazine'] was administered to these patients. (Moyer et al.: Am. J. M. Sc 228:174, Aug., 1954.)
'Thorazine' "stopped hiccup in five of seven patients treated and partially controlled it in the other two." (Stewart and Redecker: California Med. 81:203, Sept., 1954.)
Available in 10 mg., 25 mg., and 50 mg. and 100 mg. tablets; 25 mg. ampuls (1 cc.) ampuls and 50 mg. ampuls (2 cc.).
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories, Philadelphia 1
*Trademark for S.K.F.'s brand of chlorpromazine hydrochloride.
Chemically it is 10-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-2-chlorphenothiazine hydrochloride.
THORAZINE * to stop HICCUPS
"We have found [Thorazine] to be a safe and useful medicament and recommend it as a therapeutic agent for [intractable hiccups]." – Friedgood and Ripstein: J.A.M.A. 157:309 (Jan. 22) 1955.
In 81% of patients who developed hiccups during or after chest, abdominal or urological surgery, Thorazine stopped hiccups "almost immediately without recurrence of symptoms".
Another 8% "had relief for at least six hours... and further therapy with [Thorazine] reduced the intensity and frequency of hiccups".
Thorazine Hydrochloride is available as 10 mg., 25 mg., and 50 mg. and 100 mg. tablets; 25 mg. (1 cc.) ampuls and 50 mg. (2 cc.) ampuls; and syrup (10 mg./5 cc.).
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories, 1530 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia 1
*Trademark for S.K.F.'s brand of chlorpromazine. Chemically it is 10-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-2-chlorphenothiazine.