DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2010. 0(1):50-55.

Benefits of Semelil (ANGIPARSTM) on oxidant-antioxidant balance in diabetic patients; A randomized, double-blind placebo controlled clinical trial
M Hemmatabadi, M Abdollahi, S Bakhshayeshi, R Heshmat, M Baeeri, O Azimaraghi, B Larijani


Background and the purpose of the study: Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world with dreadful complications which not only is debilating for the patients but also puts a big burden on the health system.One of the mechanisms by which the complications of diabetes occur is imbalance in the oxidant-antioxidant equilibrium in the body and therefore many studies have been performed to either correct this equilibrium or delay the occurrence of the complications.

Methods:In this randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial, a total number of 61 subjects were divided into two groups and the antioxidant effects of a novel herbal drug, Semelil,was compared with placebo. Baseline laboratory tests including a complete blood count, fasting blood sugar,lipid profile,fasting plasma insulin, liver and renal function tests plus tumor necrotizing factor α (TNFα) and C-reactive protein (CRP) and homocystein were performed. Total antioxidant power assay, cellular lipid peroxidation assay, and nuclear damage (deoxyguanosine) and carbonly molecules were also measured to help determination of state of antioxidants- oxidants equilibrium in serum.

Result:Apart from deoxyguanosine, no significant change was found in TNFα or CRP levels in the studied group who received Semelil.Conclusion: Mechanisms other than antioxidant effects are involved for Semelil in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.


Diabetes Mellitus, Samelil, ANGIPARSTM, Oxidant-antioxidant Balance,

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