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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 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 has active ingredients of dutasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from 8,564 Avodart users)

Saw palmetto has active ingredients of saw palmetto. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from 613 Saw palmetto users)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 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):

  • Does flonase affect those with bph?
    I have bph. I also have allergies. I take avodart for bph and flonase for allergies. Does the flonase in any way affect my bph?
  • Alprazolam & amoxicillin
    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?
    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 prostate issue.
  • Does enalapril cause dry mouth
    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?
    Is there over the counter medication for this symptom?

More questions for: Avodart, Saw Palmetto

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    few months. Repeating cycle. Taking Doctor's Best Prostate Formula (with my doctor's nod (no harm, waste of money). But I found urination became easier.
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  • Did you recover from bph? (1 response)
    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 did it but I really just don't know.

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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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