Clinical Observation on Shenqi Wuweizi Tablet for Anxiety before College Entrance Examination:A Report of 113 Cases
XIAO Zuocai, YU Xinhua(The People's Hospital of Mianyang City, Mianyang 621000)
Objective To observe the effect of ShenQi Wuweizi Tablet (Tablet composed of pilose asiabell root, astragalus root, and schisandra fruit) on anxiety before college entrance examination.Methods Totally 227 patients were randomized into a treatment group (113 cases, treated with Shenqi Wuweizi Tablet, 3 tablets each time and 3 time a day), and a control group (114 cases, treated with alprazolam, 0.4 mg each time and 3 times a day). The treatment course was 6 weeks for both groups. Before treatment and at the end of the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th week of treatment, the clinical effect was assessed with Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA) and Clinical Global Impression (CGI), and Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS). And at the same time, the untoward reactions was also observed.Results At the end of the 1st week of treatment, the HAMA score was significantly decreased in the control group (P0.05), lower than that of the treatment group (P0.05). At the end of the 2nd, 4th and 6th week, the HAMA scores, CGI scores, and SAS scores of both groups were significantly decreased (P0.01); and at the end of the 6th week, the HAMA score and SAS score of the treatment group were significantly lower than those of the control group (P0.01). The remarkably effective rate of the treatment group was 70.8% and the effective rate 88.5%, while those of the control group were 73.7% and 89.4% respectively. There was only 1 case, in the treatment group, who had nausea, but 57 cases in the control group had untoward reactions.Conclusion The effect of the two groups is equivalent. Alprazolam shows the effect faster than Shenqi Wuweizi Tablet, and the latter has the effect longer and without obvious untoward reactions.