Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 0864-3466
NUNEZ SELLES, Alberto J; GUEVARA GARCIA, Mariela; ALVAREZ LEON, Alina and PARDO ANDREU, Gilberto L. Experience of antioxidant therapy with Vimang in primary health care in Cuba. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2007, vol.33, n.3. ISSN 0864-3466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662007000300017.
Antioxidant therapy with Vimang in primary health care is a possible alternative for the effective treatment, either adjuvant or not, of diseases related to oxidative stress, pain and inflammation. The results of clinical studies with Vimang on the elderly, breast dysplasia (mild or moderate) and skin diseases were shown taking into account previously reported ethnomedical experience. On elderly subjects (n=31 , 300mg Vimang tablets), the self perception of their health status improved in 8 of 9 evaluated parameters of life quality, being body pain the most significant (health questionnaire SF-36). In the treatment of breast dysplasia (n=100, 300mg Vimang tablets), the efficacy was over 85%, with similar or higher results than vitamin E. In treating skin diseases (n=590, 1.2% Vimang cream), 86.8% and 96.7% of patients treated because of inflammation and pain improved their condition whereas over 90% of patients completely or partially recovered. The most relevant results were seen in the recovery of skin pigmentation in pregnancy melasme and pitiriasis versicolor (52 patients), infectious processes (53 patients), and mycosis (169 patients). Neither adverse reactions nor toxic signs were observed in the treatment.
Keywords : Vimang; antioxidant therapy; primary cae; elderly; breast dysplasia; skin disorders; clinical studies; Cuba.