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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 (what 8,554 Avodart users reported?) has active ingredients of dutasteride. It is used in enlarged prostate.

Saw palmetto (what 608 Saw Palmetto users reported?) has active ingredients of saw palmetto. It is used in enlarged prostate.

On Sep, 13, 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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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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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