Purpose of investigations: The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate efficacy and tolerability of a new association of lipohydroperoxides and glycyrrhetic acid on topical treatment of bacterial and mycotic vulvovaginitis. Methods: One hundred consecutive patients with bacterial or mycotic vulvovaginitis were randomly assigned to a study group treated with vaginal lipohy-droperoxides and a derivative of glycyrrhetic acid for three days (n = 50), and a control group using vaginal antibacterial metronidazole (500 mg) or antimycotic econazole (150 mg) for six days (n = 50). Results: A clinical and microbiological response was achieved in 80.4% and 88.9% in investigational and control group, respectively (p > 0.05). Compared to traditional antimicrobial drugs, the effect appears to be faster and safer, even if not significantly. The 6-month recurrence rate was 7.7% and 5.6% in the investigational and control group, respectively. Conclusion: Topical medication based on lipohydroperoxides and glycyrrhetic acid showed a clinical and microbiological efficacy in the first-line treatment of bacterial and mycotic vulvovaginitis, comparable to conventional drugs.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Glycyrrhetic acid
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Reproductive Medicine