Effect of daikenchuto, a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, after total gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase II trial. J Am Coll Surg 2015; 221: 571–578.

Published: 5th January 2016

Authors: Yoshkawa K, Shimada M, Wakabayashi G, Ishida K, Kaiho T, Kitagawa Y et al. et al.


The active medication accelerates bowel motility, and was examined in this study that included 195 patients. Time to first bowel movement was shorter in the patients given daikenchuto: 93.8 versus 115.1h (P=0.014).

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