[Clinical study of a phytosterol extract of Prunus arborea and 3 amino acids: glycine, alanine and glutamic acid]

Arch Esp Urol. 1978 Jan-Feb;31(1):97-8.
[Article in Spanish]


We have carried out a therapeutic study on "Tebetane compuesto", by applying it to one hundred patients, whose pathologies, prostatic adenoma, prostatitis and postadenomectomy sequelas, come within the field of action of the product, as shown by other authors. The particular feature of "Tebetane compuesto" is that it is a non-hormonal product, which contributes to the fact that it may be used in high doses without producing harmful effects on the patient. We have found no cases of intolerance or side effects, which we feel makes it superior to other similar products. To be specific, in the case of prostatitis, "Tebetane compuesto" has proved to be effective in 94 per 100 of the patients treated, making it a highly reliable product for use by the specialist or general practitioner. We feel, on the other hand, that the inclusion in the formula of "Tebetane compuesto" of the three aminoacids has led to a considerable reduction in the duration of the treatments of these patients, with the resulting financial saving involved.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alanine / therapeutic use
  • Amino Acids / therapeutic use*
  • Glutamates / therapeutic use
  • Glycine / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Phytosterols / therapeutic use*
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Postoperative Complications / drug therapy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Diseases / drug therapy*


  • Amino Acids
  • Glutamates
  • Phytosterols
  • Plant Extracts
  • Alanine
  • Glycine