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Which varicose vein medications will help remove veins?

What are the medications to remove a varicose and spider veins? Is it costly to have medical treatment for varicose veins?


Doctors Answers (4)

There're 2 FDA approved medications that are indicated for "Sclerotherapy of varicose veins" either one works well to eradicate varicosities. Sotradecol, and Polidocanol.

There are no medications which effectively remove varicose and spider veins. There are herbal remedies such as horse chestnut seed extract, butcher's broom and some of the bioflavinoids which may improve symptoms of venous insufficiency. Although these are not overly expensive, there is no end point to taking them, which means that a fair amount of money could be spent over time. Again, this is for improvement in symptoms, there are no known medications which will eliminate veins. Veins can be treated by sclerotherapy which entails injecting solutions into veins, thus creating inflammation inside the vein wall, and causing the walls to stick together and close. I consider this form of treatment to be procedural as opposed to medical.

There are no medications that will remove varicose and spider veins. Treatment of symptomatic varicose veins is usually covered by insurance.

The best "medicine" for spider veins is Veinwave therapy that coagulates the spider vein with ultrasound energy with no injection or staining of the skin or subcutaneous tissue seen with sclerotherapy. The best medicine for Varicose Veins is laser ablation of the greater saphenous vein which is safer than sclerotherapy with foam sclerotherapy with sclerosing agents.

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