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J Med Assoc Thai. 1991 Oct;74(10):437-42.

Efficacy of Andrographis paniculata, Nees for pharyngotonsillitis in adults.

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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok.


One hundred and fifty-two adult patients with pharyngotonsillitis were enrolled in the randomized double blind study to assess the efficacy of Andrographis paniculata. The patients were randomized to receive either paracetamol or 3 g/day of Andrographis paniculata or 6 g/day of Andrographis paniculata for 7 days. The baseline characteristics of the patients among the three groups were not different. The efficacy of paracetamol or high dose Andrographis paniculata was significantly more than that of low dose Andrographis paniculata at day 3 in terms of the relief of fever and sore throat. The clinical effects were not different at day 7. Minimal and self limiting side effects were found in about 20 per cent in each group.

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