Finally, a bit of relief for every day.
About Meter Health
Meter Health improves Quality of Life and Quality of Care for patients. Addressing the harsh, often-overlooked side effects of medical treatments, Meter brings relief to patients fighting cancer and GI disorders while enduring chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and cocktails of prescription drugs. Meter’s PostScript line of supportive care products are built on an unwavering foundation of patient safety and differentiated by real-world clinical evidence.
Clinically-significant Hiccups impact approximately 1.5 million patients annually in the U.S. alone.
A surprisingly common side effect of Cancer and chemotherapy treatment (~250k annual U.S. patients), Hiccups are associated with 133 other medical conditions in medical literature. Hiccups regularly impact patients with GERD, post-operatively with anesthesia, Parkinson’s, stroke, and NMO, among many others.
of MDs agree that a safe, effective and affordable New Therapy for Hiccups Would Be Utilized in their practices
How to get rid of the Hiccups
To date, there has been no standard of care for clinically-significant Hiccups.
Physicians have practiced trial-and-error with off-label usage of 29 different prescription drugs amongst a host of non-drug remedies in attempts to treat clinically-significant Hiccups. One drug, Thorazine (an antipsychotic), was indicated for the Hiccups in 1954, but subsequently had that approval withdrawn. Baclofen and Reglan are two of the most commonly-prescribed drugs, though clinical data to support their efficacy is sparse, with no data from randomized controlled trials in cancer. For many patients, the potential risks of side effects and/or drug-drug interactions are too severe to support the usage of these drugs.
The medical field is calling for a new approach to treating Hiccups.
Based in a ground-breaking understanding of the physiology of the Hiccups, Meter Health is introducing its PostScript: Hiccups product in a Quick-dissolve Tablet formulation. This first-ever, hiccup-specific product has been developed to provide nearly immediate relief in a safe, FDA GRAS nutraceutical formulation.
In conjunction with Dr. Aminah Jatoi of Mayo Clinic, Meter Health has recently published on the consequences of clinically-significant Hiccups. A scientific manuscript detailing the Mechanism of Action of the Hiccups has been prepared for peer-reviewed publication later in 2020.
Meter’s original product for providing hiccup relief
Meter’s original product for providing hiccup relief, Hiccupops, were first released in 2015 and brought back by popular demand in conjunction with Postscript products. With 81% reported efficacy,* Hiccupops are intended for at-home use or for patients who prefer the form of a lollipop. Similarly to Postscript products, Hiccupops are made with safe, FDA GRAS ingredients in a nutraceutical formulation. They have been featured on CBS News, in the New York Times, and more.
*In a self-reported survey, 81% of users said that their hiccups were resolved with use of a Hiccupop.