oneagleswings Member Posts: 425 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Ok everyone- you have been fantastic at answering my questions and providing calming reassurance to my posts..so- my husband started folfiri and avastin on Thursday- and has lots of hiccups off and on over the past 2 days? I assume it is caused by the chemo..but any suggestions on how to get rid of them?


  • alihamilton
    alihamilton Member Posts: 347 Member
    Hi Bev, my husband had dreadful hiccups when he was on 5Fu chemo. His oncologist prescribed something, the name of which I have completely forgotten, but it really worked. I would ask your doctor for something. Maybe someone on the board will know the name of the medication.

  • rthornton
    rthornton Member Posts: 346 Member
    Hi Bev.

    Sometimes ... no, often ... I get hiccups after chemotherapy cycles and also acid reflux. I have found that daily use of Prilosec OTC, for at least a couple of days before and a few days after the treatment, will help with these problems. Maybe it can work for your husband, too.

    Best wishes,
  • Btrcup
    Btrcup Member Posts: 286
    Hi Bev, my Scott had terrible hiccups when he was on this cocktail. They started him on Reglan, Protonix & Zofran, all medications for acid reflux and heartburn. Maybe you can recommend this to your doctor. Hope your hubby feels better.