Treatment of Obstruction in Prostatic Adenoma Using an Extract of Serenoa Repens. Double-Blind Test vs. Placebo
 
   

Treatment of Obstruction in Prostatic
Adenoma Using an Extract of Serenoa Repens.
Double-Blind Test vs. Placebo

This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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FROM:   Min Urol Nefr 1985;   37:   8791

Itil TM, Eralp E, Ahmed I, Kunitz A, Itil KZ


Twenty-seven patients (age 49-81 years) with state I and II prostatic adenomas were given either Serenoa repens extract (160 mg twice daily) or placebo. Patients receiving the serenoa extract effectively improved urinary symptoms and urine flow meter graps. In two cases, serenoa repens extract reduced the volume of the adenoma. Distinctively positive results were obtained in 42.9% of the cases treated with Serenoa repens extract and in 15.4% of those given the placebo. Systemic tolerance as revealed by blood pressure, pulse rate, clinical examination, and chemical tests were excellent. In one case only, treatment was suspended when the patient complained of gastric problems.


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