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J Obstet Gynaecol. 2006 May;26(4):344-7.

Effect of a compound containing isoflavones, primrose oil and vitamin E in two different doses on climacteric symptoms.

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Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain.

Abstract

The object of this study was to evaluate the effect of different doses of a compound containing isoflavones 60 mg, primrose oil 440 mg and vitamin E 10 mg. (IOVE) on menopausal complaints. This was an open, multicentre, randomised, group comparative, efficacy and safety trial. A total of 1,080 postmenopausal women, with climacteric symptoms, were allocated into one of two treatment groups to receive one (Group 1; n = 562) or two IOVE capsules (Group 2; n = 518) per day. The Blatt - Kupperman scale and safety parameters including weight, body mass index, blood pressure and adverse effects were assessed at the first visit before initiating the treatment, and 3 - 6 months thereafter. In addition, cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglyceride levels were measured at baseline and at the 6th month visit. Finally, at the end of follow-up, the patient's satisfaction was assessed. No differences between groups at the beginning of the study and during the follow-up were observed. A significant reduction in Blatt - Kupperman scores were observed in the two groups. In addition, the reduction of the symptoms was more intense in the first 3 months. Increasing doses of IOVE add no beneficial effects since both studied doses were equally effective in the reduction of climacteric complaints.

PMID:
16753687
DOI:
10.1080/01443610600613417
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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