A double-blind study comparing the clinical efficacy of the preparation F-117 (hidrosmin) versus diosmin in the treatment of patients with peripheral venous disorders
Honorato Pérez J, Arcas Meca R.
Clínica Universitaria, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona.
A controlled double-blind clinical trial was performed comparing therapeutic efficacy of hidrosmin versus diosmin in patients suffering from chronic venous insufficiency with varicose symptomatology in the inferior limbs.
Ten patients were treated with hidrosmin and other 10 with diosmin randomly. The controls carried out during the trial were as follows; basal control before the beginning of the trial and therapeutic controls on days 15, 30, 60 and 90 of the study. With that aim clinical examinations and different explorations were performed: physical exam, phlebography, electrocardiogram, ophthalmological examination and biochemical analyses (hemogram, globular sedimentation rate, platelet counts, etc.). The clinical therapeutic efficacy of hidrosmin in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency of inferior limbs was superior to the diosmin in most of the studied parameters even though a lower posology was employed.
From a clinical point of view the clinical improvement in the subjective symptomatology (heaviness, local tenderness, cramps, paresthesias, etc.) was very superior to the one obtained with the objective signs (phlebography, skin trophism, evolution of the edema, etc.). No significative adverse reactions appeared.
CITATION Rev Med Univ Navarra. 1990 Apr-Jun;34(2):77-9