Efficacy of Zingiber cassumunar Roxb (Phlai capsule) Compare with Loratadine as Treatment in Allergic Rhinitis Patients (Preliminary Results)
Keywords:Zingiber cassumunar , Phlai, Allergic rhinitis, Antihistamine, Quality of life
Introduction: Phlai capsules can inhibit skin reactivity in allergic rhinitis patients.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of Phlai capsules with Loratadine in allergic rhinitis patients.
Methods: This was a multi-center, prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study in 50 patients, aged 18-50 years old, who randomly received 4 mg or 8 mg Phlai capsules or Loratadine for 8 weeks. The primary efficacy endpoint was Total Symptoms Score at 4 and 8 weeks. The secondary endpoints were peak nasal inspiratory flow and quality of life.
Results: Demographic data was similar between groups. The change in 6-Total symptoms score decreased significantly from baseline. Peak nasal inspiratory flow increased with no significant differences between groups. According to the RCQ-36 questionnaire, there wassignificant improvement in quality of life for every domain, including sleep and emotion.
Conclusions: Phlai capsules reduced rhinitis symptoms and improved quality of life.
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