Which medications are used for the treatment of venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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No oral medication has yet been proven useful for the treatment of venous disease. Findings of prospective studies have not supported some manufacturers’ claims about the effectiveness of their herbal products and nutritional supplements.

Sclerosing agents that are used to ablate refluxing veins and other anatomic structures can be grouped into several categories, including fatty alcohols (detergents), osmotic agents, and caustic agents. The safest and most widely used sclerosing agents are detergents.


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