The Effects of Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS)


Bursa Uludag University




Chemotherapy Effect
Colon Cancer
Oral Mucositis
Nurse's Role


Other: Bicarbonate
Combination Product: Ankaferd Blood Stopper

Study type


Funder types



Bursa Uludag University

Details and patient eligibility


The purpose of oral care is to reduce the effect of oral pathological microbial flora and to prevent infection, pain, and bleeding associated with cancer treatment. New agents are introduced each day to be used in the prevention and treatment of mucositis in cancer treatment. One of those agents is the Ankaferd Hemostat. Ankaferd Hemostat has pleiotropic effects and anti-infective characteristics in tissue healing. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Ankaferd Hemostat in the prevention of oral mucositis due to chemotherapy in adult patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The study was designed as a randomized controlled experimental study to be conducted with patients who are recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer and will receive the first course of chemotherapyd. The data were collected using the Performance Score and the Oral Mucositis Evaluation Scale.

Full description

In patients with colorectal cancer, it is important to perform symptom management dynamically as well as specific treatments for cancer. It is extremely important for healthcare professionals to know the approaches that can be recommended to patients in the management of treatment and disease-related symptoms, in order to prevent problems that may develop in patients due to the severity of symptoms. Controlling the symptoms will increase the patient's functional capacity and quality of life. Oral mucositis is one of the common toxic effects of chemotherapy. Pain due to mucositis causes anorexia-dysphagia development and malnutrition. As a result, systemic infections can develop, dose reduction in chemotherapy courses, increase in cost and prolongation of hospital stay. Looking at the literature, chloroxidine, glutamine, palifermin was used to prevent the development of mucositis during 5-Fu-based therapy for colon cancer. Solutions such as bicarbonate were used. Although it was determined in these studies to prevent the development of oral mucositis, the incidence of mucositis is still high. Therefore, the search for new treatments and applications to prevent mucositis continues. Ankaferd Hemostat is a herbal product used as a hemostatic agent in traditional Turkish medicine. Ankaferd Hemostat affects endothelium, blood cells, angiogenesis, cellular reproduction and vascular dynamics and stimulates mediators that lead to rapidly progressive wound healing. In addition to these, the anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidative effects of Ankaferd Hemostat are mentioned in the literature. In order to determine the effectiveness of Ankaferd Hemostat application in chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis in adult patients, there is a single study conducted on 20 patients with mucositis grade 2-3 with hematological malignancy. While it is stated in the literature that the healing time of mucositis is the week after 7-14 days, it was seen that this decreased to 6.6 (3-10) days in the study conducted by Atay. In another study conducted in the field of dentistry, the effectiveness of Ankaferd Hemostat in preventing the development of oroantral fistula was evaluated. In a study comparing the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in one arm and Ankaferd Hemostat in the other arm, it was found that the antibacterial effect was more prominent in the Ankaferd Hemostat arm and the results of edema, bleeding and infection were similar in both arms .


66 estimated patients




18 to 75 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

between the ages of 18-75 At least primary school graduate No communication problems No mouth sores/mucositis (Mucositis stage=0) Having been diagnosed with colorectal cancer To receive Folfox (5-Fluorouracil, oxalplatin, folinic acid) combination therapy as first-line therapy Not having received chemotherapy or radiotherapy with any other diagnosis before Agreeing to participate in the study ECOG performance status 0-2

Exclusion criteria

Don't be a denture Having an oral herpes simplex lesion Smoking Using Glutemine Research Receiving G-CSF support Having a physical disability that prevents them from using the right brushing technique

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Double Blind

66 participants in 2 patient groups

Active Comparator group
1.Correct method of brush Platelet value suitable for tooth brushing Feature of toothbrush (soft, nylon bristled, rounded tip, standard size) Fluoride toothpaste, its amount and use in dry brushes In toothbrush 45 degree, the contact of the bristles with the gums, 4 times contact with the inner, outer, chewing surface, tongue cleaning The benefits of correct brushing (preventing dental plaque and gingival recession, etc.) Importance of brushing teeth twice a day (breakfast and after dinner) Preparation of mouth wash Boiled and cooled water at 100°C Putting 5 measures of boiled and cooled water in a teacup with the 20 ml measuring cup provided. Adding 1 teaspoon (6 g) of sodium bicarbonate to water Making a mouthwash Teaching how to gargle with 20 ml of bicarbonate 4 times a day at 6-hour intervals and being asked to spit it out without swallowing,
Other: Bicarbonate
Ankaferd Blood Stopper
Experimental group
Correct method of brush Preparation of the mouthwash Boiled and cooled water at 100°C Putting 4 ml of water in the 5 ml measuring cup given to the patient Putting Ankaferd Blood Stopper on the remaining 1 ml portion of the 5 ml beaker Giving information about making and using mouthwash Use on an empty stomach 2 hours before meals in the morning and at least 2 hours after dinner After rinsing your mouth thoroughly with a mouthwash containing 5 ml of Ankaferd Blood Stopper prepared 2 times a day, you can swallow the solution in your mouth. It is said that there is a solution-related discoloration in the mouth and teeth, but that it will return to its original state after tooth brushing.
Combination Product: Ankaferd Blood Stopper

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