Effects of Xiangshao Granules on Anxiety in Menopausal Women.

  • End date
    Dec 22, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Updated on 22 March 2022
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Symptoms of anxiety are prevalent during the menopausal transition and early postmenopause. These symptoms are mainly improved by anti-anxiety agents, which are associated with some adverse effects including dizziness, sleepiness, and constipation and not all patients respond to currently available pharmacological treatments, thus novel agents with fewer side effects are needed. Some studies have shown that traditional Chinese medicine can alleviate menopausal symptoms safely and economically, and improve quality of life. Xiangshao granules reportedly have good curative effects on menopausal symptoms and premenstrual syndrome and exhibit good safety. This study aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Xiangshao granule in improving anxiety state of women with menopause syndrome.

Condition Anxiety, Menopause
Treatment Xiangshao Granules, Xiangshao Granules Placebo
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05003336
SponsorPeking Union Medical College Hospital
Last Modified on22 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

meet the diagnostic criteria for menopause syndrome (age 40-65 years, being in the menopausal transition stage or postmenopausal stage determined according to the 2011 Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop +10 criteria)
≤ SAS scores ≤ 69
improved Kupperman scores ≥16
has an intact uterus and at least one ovary
able and willing to participate in study and provide written informed consent, and agrees to follow all study requirements. The investigator consider the subject able to complete the study

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history of allergy or sensitivity to investigational product
currently or historically taking medication or psychotherapy for menopause anxiety in the past 4 weeks, including but not limited to estrogens, oestrogen-like hormone, Chinese medicine or health care products used to relieve anxiety (such as soy isoflavones, vitamin E, black cohosh), anti-anxiety agents, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, sedatives
anxiety or other psychiatric disease unrelated to menopause (eg., currently or previously diagnosed as major depression, acute panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobia, hypochondria, mood disorder or schizophrenia or psychiatric diseases caused by other psychoactive substances or organic diseases), anxiety symptoms caused by stress, suicidal tendency, alcohol or drug dependence, etc
having major depression as defined by a SDS score≥70 at screening
systemic disease (eg., hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism, unstable coronary heart disease, severe hypertension [sbp≥180mmHg and/or dbp≥110mmHg] or pheochromocytoma)
definite diagnosis of endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and other gynecological malignancies, as well as breast cancer
severe liver or kidney diseases (eg., alanine aminotransferase[ALT]/aspartate aminotransferase[AST]/serum creatinine[Scr] levels 2 times greater than the upper limit of normal) or severe primary diseases in cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, liver, kidney and hematopoietic system
participated in other clinical trials within the last 3 months
lactating or pregnant women, or plan to become pregnant during study or not agree to use reliable contraceptive methods throughout the study period
other reasons the investigator consider the patient may not be suitable for the study
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