A very common question in the vascular clinic is whether varicose vein medications work. Answer to the question – Yes.
However, vascular disease has a wide range of presentations and not all have scientific evidence of improvement with medications. In addition, there are dozens of medicines for varicose veins, but there are very few with scientific evidence that they work and in-depth safety studies.
There are hundreds of studies on these medications and some drugs that have been scientifically proven on some aspects of the disease. To summarize, there is moderate scientific evidence that cramps, restless legs, edema, and tingling can be improved. Obviously there are some side effects of medications, usually mild.
Healing of venous ulcers is not adequately scientifically proven to be altered by varicose vein drugs.