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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1997 May;57(2):145-51.

Micronized flavonoid therapy in internal hemorrhoids of pregnancy.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the safety, efficacy and acceptability of a micronized flavonoid formulation in the treatment of internal hemorrhoids of pregnancy.

METHODS:

In an open study on hospital outpatients, we studied therapy with micronized diosmin 90% and hesperidin 10% for a median of 8 weeks before delivery and 4 weeks after delivery, in 50 women with acute hemorrhoids. The outcome measures were symptoms and signs of hemorrhoids; adverse effects; and acceptability of treatment.

RESULT:

On intention to treat analysis, 66% (95% confidence interval, range 79.1-52.9) had relief from acute symptoms by the 4th day; 53.6% (95% confidence interval, range 70-37.1, P < 0.001) fewer patients had relapse in the antenatal period. Treatment was well accepted, and did not affect pregnancy, fetal development, birth weight, infant growth and feeding.

CONCLUSION:

In the short term, micronized diosmin 90% and hesperidin 10% is safe, acceptable, and effective in the treatment of hemorrhoids of pregnancy.

PMID:
9184951
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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