Withdrawal of the aldose reductase inhibitor tolrestat in patients with diabetic neuropathy: effect on nerve function. The Tolrestat Study Group.

@article{Santiago1993WithdrawalOT,
  title={Withdrawal of the aldose reductase inhibitor tolrestat in patients with diabetic neuropathy: effect on nerve function. The Tolrestat Study Group.},
  author={Julio V. Santiago and P H Snksen and Andrew J M Boulton and Andrew Macleod and Madiha Beg and Wieslaw Bochenek and G J Graepel and Boas Gonen},
  journal={Journal of diabetes and its complications},
  year={1993},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={170-8}
}
A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted to study the effects of discontinuing tolrestat, an aldose reductase inhibitor, on peripheral sensorimotor diabetic neuropathy. After an average of 4.2 years of continuous tolrestat use, 372 patients were randomly assigned to either placebo or continued tolrestat therapy and were followed for 52 weeks. After 3 months, patients who perceived worsening of symptoms of neuropathy were allowed to switch once to the alternate treatment… CONTINUE READING