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About Meter Health
Meter Health is the Hiccups Company. Our mission is to build awareness, advance science, and deliver solutions for hiccups.
Though often viewed as a minor annoyance, hiccups can be devastating. The burden of hiccups is dependent on both the length of the episode and the medical context in which they occur. Clinically-significant hiccups, or hiccups that occur from or alongside underlying medical conditions, impact approximately 1.5 million patients annually in the U.S.
A surprisingly common side effect of cancer and chemotherapy treatment (hundreds of thousands of annual U.S. patients), clinically-significant hiccups are associated with 133 other medical conditions in medical literature. Hiccups regularly impact patients with GERD, post-operatively from 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 One drug, Thorazine (an antipsychotic), was indicated for the Hiccups in 1954, but subsequently had that approval withdrawn.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.
Advancing Hiccup Science
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 in 2021.
Meter’s original product for providing hiccup relief
Meter’s original product for occasional hiccups, Hiccupops, were first released in 2015 and brought back by popular demand. They have been featured on CBS News, in the New York Times, and more.
A New Approach for Hiccups:
Based in a ground-breaking understanding of the physiology of the hiccups, Meter Health is advancing multiple treatment options for chronic and clinically-signficant hiccups.