Naftidrofuryl in the treatment of subacute stroke.
A Capon, P Lehert, L Opsomer
J Cardiovasc Pharmacol | Published : 1990
In a placebo-controlled, double-blind study, 82 patients in the subacute stage of a disabling stroke were studied to assess the effect on clinical improvement of 600 mg naftidrofuryl against placebo. Forty-two patients were treated with the drug and 40 with placebo, in each case administered for 60 days. All patients received 100 mg aspirin and 300 mg dipyridamole daily and entered a similar program of rehabilitation therapy. At the start and the end of the study, the motor functions of the upper and lower limbs, the ability to walk and to perform daily activities, the comprehension and expression of speech, and the mental progress were assessed with quantitative linear scales. In the group ..View full abstract