+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Efficacy and tolerability of potato juice in dyspeptic patients: a pilot study



Efficacy and tolerability of potato juice in dyspeptic patients: a pilot study



Phytomedicine 13(1-2): 11-15



In Europe, use of potatoes (Solani tuberosi tuberecens) is a traditional remedy for stomach complaints. We performed a pilot study on the effectiveness and tolerability of freshly squeezed potato juice in patients suffering from dyspeptic symptoms. After informed written consent, 44 patients with various dyspeptic symptoms were enrolled, to drink for 1 week twice daily 100ml or more of potato juice (Biotta, if complaints persisted, a further 100ml was recommended. Validated outcome measures included the gastrointestinal symptom (GIS) profile, a disease-specific health assessment questionnaire (QOLRAD) and self-rated treatment success (efficacy, a 5-point Likert Scale). The study was completed by 42 patients. The GIS and QOLRAD scores improved significantly by 41.9+/-40.8% (p=0.001) and 50.7+/-36.1% (p<0.001), respectively (ITT); the absolute values changed from 11.5+/-5.1 to 6.3+/-5.3 (GIS) and 62.0+/-25.7 to 32.0+/-28.8 (QORAD). Sixteen, 18 and 26 patients, respectively, rated the effectiveness of the treatment as very good or good on the GIS, QOLRAD (improvements >60%) and on efficacy, respectively. Poor treatment success was achieved in 13 (GIS), 11 (QOLRAD) and 10 (Efficacy), not necessarily by the same patients. Since about two-thirds of the patients benefited to some extent from the treatment, potato juice in its present formulation may be useful for self-treatment. However, placebo-controlled studies with a longer treatment period are needed to confirm this.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 004425271

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 16360927

DOI: 10.1016/j.phymed.2005.03.005


Related references

Efficacy and tolerability of bromelain in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis--a pilot study. B-Ent 9(3): 217-225, 2013

A pilot tolerability and efficacy study of levetiracetam in patients with chronic myoclonus. Neurology 57(6): 1112-1114, 2001

Efficacy and tolerability of itraconazole in patients with fingernail onychomycosis: A 6-week pilot study. Current Therapeutic Research 56(10): 1066-1075, 1995

Efficacy and tolerability of duloxetine in the treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder: a pilot study. Journal of Psychopharmacology 24(3): 333-339, 2008

A pilot study to assess the tolerability and efficacy of RAD-001 (everolimus) with gefitinib in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Journal of Clinical Oncology 24(18_suppl): 1507-1507, 2016

A pilot study of the tolerability and efficacy of antiviral therapy in patients awaiting liver transplantation for hepatitis C. Hepatology 32(4 Pt 2): 308A, October, 2000

Efficacy and tolerability of yoga breathing in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pilot study. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 29(2): 133-137, 2009

Pilot study to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of levetiracetam (Keppra) in treatment of patients with trigeminal neuralgia. European Journal of Neurology 16(6): 740-744, 2009

Activity, tolerability and efficacy of levetiracetam on cerebellar symptoms in multiple sclerosis patients: a pilot kinematic study. European Journal of Neurology 15(6): 619-626, 2008

Efficacy and tolerability of venlafaxine in patients hospitalized with moderate to severe depression: An open-label pilot study. Current Therapeutic Research 60(12): 672-680, 1999

Efficacy and tolerability of topical 0.05% flunarizine in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension-a pilot study. Journal of Glaucoma 20(8): 519-522, 2012

A pilot study of the tolerability and efficacy of antiviral therapy in hepatitis C virus-infected patients awaiting liver transplantation. Liver Transplantation 8(4): 350-355, 2002

Comparison of the efficacy, safety and tolerability of telmisartan with losartan in Indian patients with mild to moderate hypertension: a pilot study. Journal of the Indian Medical Association 101(5): 327-328, 2003

Pilot, randomized study assessing safety, tolerability and efficacy of simplified LPV/r maintenance therapy in HIV patients on the 1 PI-based regimen. Plos One 6(8): E23726, 2012

Efficacy and tolerability of intravenous methylergonovine in migraine female patients attending the emergency department: a pilot open-label study. Head and Face Medicine 5: 21, 2010