Review: taking Avodart and Saw palmetto together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Avodart and Saw palmetto together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Avodart and Saw palmetto. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 56 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Avodart

Avodart has active ingredients of dutasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Avodart 8,463 users)

Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto has active ingredients of saw palmetto. It is often used in prostatic disorder. (latest outcomes from Saw palmetto 896 users)

On Jul, 22, 2016

56 people who take Avodart, Saw Palmetto are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Avodart and Saw palmetto drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Avodart:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Saw Palmetto:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Avodart:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
Saw Palmetto:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • male: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Avodart:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
Saw Palmetto:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • aggression
  • blood glucose increased
  • chills
  • fatigue
  • hot flush
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • lip swelling
  • malaise
  • muscular weakness
1 - 6 months:
  • chest pain
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • flatulence
  • insomnia
  • muscle spasms
  • palpitations
2 - 5 years:
  • anemia - idiopathic aplastic
  • pancytopenia
10+ years:
  • dysuria
not specified:
  • drug ineffective
  • prostatic specific antigen increased
  • nausea
  • chest pain
  • muscle spasms
  • back pain
  • dizziness
  • micturition urgency
  • myalgia
  • prostatomegaly

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

male:
  • drug ineffective
  • nausea
  • prostatic specific antigen increased
  • chest pain
  • muscle spasms
  • back pain
  • dizziness
  • flatulence
  • micturition urgency
  • musculoskeletal pain

Most common drug interactions by age *:

40-49:
  • abdominal distension
  • blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased
  • constipation
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • flatulence
50-59:
  • arterial occlusive disease
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood pressure increased
  • chest pain
  • drug ineffective
  • prostatic specific antigen increased
  • prostatomegaly
  • blood potassium increased
  • decreased appetite
  • flatulence
60+:
  • drug ineffective
  • muscle spasms
  • nausea
  • back pain
  • micturition urgency
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • neck pain
  • nocturia
  • prostatic specific antigen increased
  • anxiety

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Avodart (dutasteride) is often used to treat enlarged prostate. Saw palmetto (saw palmetto) is often used to treat prostatic disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.

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