Milk thistle and Kidney stones - from FDA reports


Kidney stones is found among people who take Milk Thistle, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Colace, and have High blood pressure . We study 1,308 people who have side effects while taking Milk thistle from FDA. Among them, 9 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 1,564 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 23,013 Kidney stones patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

1,308 people reported to have side effects when taking Milk Thistle.
Among them, 9 people (0.69%) 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: 12.5 %
  • male: 87.5 %

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: 25 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (4 people, 44.44%)
  • Sleep Disorder (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Pain (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Mineral Supplementation (3 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zestril (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Oxycodone (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Multivitamin (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Cymbalta (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Colace (3 people, 33.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (4 people, 44.44%)
  • Wrist Fracture (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Osteomyelitis (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Anaemia (3 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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