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Review: Avodart and Saw Palmetto

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Avodart and Saw Palmetto. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 59 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Avodart (latest outcomes from 8,557 users) has active ingredients of dutasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Trend of avodart reports

Saw palmetto (latest outcomes from 610 users) has active ingredients of saw palmetto. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Trend of saw palmetto reports

On Oct, 25, 2014: 59 people who take Avodart, Saw Palmetto are studied

Avodart, Saw Palmetto outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Avodart (dutasteride)
- Saw Palmetto (saw palmetto)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Avodart is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a
Saw Palmetto is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
InsomniaInsomnian/an/aAnemia - Idiopathic Aplasticn/an/aDrug Ineffective
ChillsFatiguePancytopeniaNausea
Musculoskeletal PainMuscle SpasmsProstatic Specific Antigen Increased
NauseaDrug IneffectiveChest Pain
NocturiaFlatulenceMuscle Spasms
Neck PainChest PainProstatomegaly
Muscular WeaknessPalpitationsMicturition Urgency
MalaiseNeck Pain
AggressionDepressed Level Of Consciousness
Lip SwellingNocturia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Avodart is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
Saw Palmetto is effectiven/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
n/aDrug Ineffective
Prostatic Specific Antigen Increased
Nausea
Chest Pain
Muscle Spasms
Musculoskeletal Pain
Pyrexia
Micturition Urgency
Prostatomegaly
Neck Pain

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Avodart is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
Saw Palmetto is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/an/an/aBlood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone IncreasedChest PainDrug Ineffective
DepressionBlood Pressure IncreasedNausea
FlatulenceDrug IneffectiveMuscle Spasms
DiarrhoeaProstatic Specific Antigen IncreasedNeck Pain
ConstipationProstatomegalyDepressed Level Of Consciousness
Abdominal DistensionArterial Occlusive DiseaseBack Pain
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedMusculoskeletal Pain
Decreased AppetiteNocturia
PainMicturition Urgency
Blood Potassium IncreasedProstatic Specific Antigen Increased

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Alprazolam & amoxicillin
    (Asked by a 72 year old man who has Enlarged Prostate, High Blood Pressure, Diverticulitis, and takes Meclizine, Clonidine, Norvasc, Flomax, Avodart)
    Have Diverticulitis from having Diverticulosis. Have had high blood pressure for about 4 years and it is controlled with the Norvasc & Clonidine. Enlarged prostate is controlled with Flomax & Avodart. Meclizine is for vertigo, take 2 25mg per day, 1 Am & 1 PM. Take 1 Norvasc AM & 1 Flomax PM.

  • Has anyone experienced transient global amnesia from taking avodart?
    (Asked by a 78 year old man who has Parkinson's Disease, Enlarged Prostate, and takes Avodart)
    Began Avodart for enlarged prostate and having difficulty urinating....3 nights later had transient global amnesia, lasting about 4 hours. Doctor does not think Avodart triggered the amnesia Has anyone had similar experience? I am hesitant about going back on the Avodart but need to address the p ...

  • Does enalapril cause dry mouth
    (Asked by a 87 year old man who has Dry Mouth, Swollen Ankles And Feet, and takes Amlodipine Besylate, Tamsulosin, Avodart, Aspirin, Folic Acid)
    I am generally healthy and active for an octogenarian, but the dry mouth and swollen ankles do bother me.

  • Type of medication for stomache discomfort from aspirin?
    (Asked by a 68 year old man who has Stomach Burning, and takes Saw Palmetto)
    Is there over the counter medication for this symptom?

  • Flomax does not help with frequent night time urination maybe not bph but nocturnal?
    (Asked by a 70 year old man who has Frequent Nighttime Urination, and takes Flomax, Saw Palmetto)
    Tried many and costly prostate related products to no avail. Dr says prostate only marginally enlarged but hard. Could not urinate at all after taking postoperative codein based pain meds. Wonder if nocturnal is a separate and differently medicated condition

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  • Heavy sweating during sleep
    (Posted by a 62 year old man who has Stent 3 Years Ago RCA, Heart Attack, Prostate Infection, Fractures Nonunion, Tachycardia, Low Blood Pressure, Sweating - Excessive, and takes Saw Palmetto Berry, Valium, Norco, Soma)
    Pain killers like Tylenol 3, vicodin 20 years, Valium and Soma 12 years. Sweat heavy during sleep.

  • Did you recover from bph?
    (Posted by a 70 year old man who has BPH, and takes Saw Palmetto, Doxazosin)
    For unknown reasons my BPH symptoms have gradually disappeared. I was taking Doxazosin for 2-3 years but it never seemed to really help. I stated taking Saw Palmetto about a year ago. Gradually over this summer my BPH symptoms faded to almost zero. I'm not ready to claim that the Saw Palmetto di ...

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    (Posted by a 73 year old man who has Frequent Or Urgent Urination, and takes Saw Palmetto)
    i got very dizzy when I got up to urinate in the night after taking ultra prostate a couple of days... I returned the product

  • Saw palmetto berry and hbp
    (Posted by a 71 year old man who has Blood Pressure Decreased, and takes Saw Palmetto Berry)
    recently got in to herbs ' had poor circulation in legs , hurt 24 -7 started taking ginger,powder & ginkgo leaf powder little to no leg pain now , yesterday started taking saw palmetto made one bath room call last night instead of 5-10 , have always high blood pressure with 2 -1/2 pills in am 1/2 at ...

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Avodart (dutasteride) is often used to treat enlarged prostate. Saw Palmetto (saw palmetto) is often used to treat enlarged prostate. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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