Review: could Milk Thistle cause Kidney Stones?


Kidney stones is found among people who take Milk Thistle, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Cipro, and have Hypertension . We study 1,222 people who have side effects while taking Milk thistle from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Kidney stones. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney stones and more.

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Milk Thistle

Milk thistle has active ingredients of milk thistle. It is often used in fatty liver. (latest outcomes from Milk thistle 1,561 users)

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease (latest reports from 22,987 Kidney stones patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

1,222 people reported to have side effects when taking Milk Thistle.
Among them, 7 people (0.57%) have Kidney Stones

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Milk thistle cause Kidney stones?

Gender of people who have Kidney Stones when taking Milk Thistle *:

  • female: 16.67 %
  • male: 83.33 %

Age of people who have Kidney Stones when taking Milk Thistle *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 33.33 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Pain (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Mineral Supplementation (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Affective Disorder (2 people, 28.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metanx (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Lyrica (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Ferrous Sulfate (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Doxepin Hcl (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Cipro (2 people, 28.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Haematochezia (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Fall (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Wrist Fracture (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Osteomyelitis (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Anaemia (2 people, 28.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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