Troxerutin: Is It Good for Venous Hypertension?

Q In addition to its use for venous insufficiency—including relief for hemorrhoids, leg cramps, and varicose veins—does troxerutin also help to reduce venous blood pressure?

MERCY, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

A Recent studies support this. A lengthy study published in Angiology earlier this year found that “During 5 years, HR [troxerutin] is effective in treating venous edema and hypertension and in preventing deterioration of the distal venous system. The prevention of ulcerations with HR is another important observation. The effects of HR seem to be partially dose related, and tolerability and compliance are good.”


  1. Belcaro G, Cesarone MR, Ledda A, Cacchio M, Ruffini I, Ricci A, Ippolito E, Di Renzo A, Dugall M, Corsi M, Marino Santarelli AR, Grossi MG. 5-Year control and treatment of edema and increased capillary filtration in venous hypertension and diabetic microangiopathy using O-(β-hydroxyethyl)-rutosides: a prospective comparative clinical registry. Angiology 2008;59 Suppl 1:14S-20S.

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