Review: could Milk Thistle cause Kidney Stones?


Summary

Kidney stones is reported only by a few people who take Milk Thistle. We study 455 people who have side effects while taking Milk thistle from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 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 583 users)

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, weakness, renal angle tenderness, diarrhea (latest reports from 13,793 Kidney stones patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

455 people reported to have side effects when taking Milk Thistle.
Among them, 5 people (1.1%) 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: 20 %
  • male: 80 %

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (2 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (1 person)
  • Hypothyroidism (1 person)
  • Hepatic Neoplasm Malignant (1 person)
  • Heart Rate Irregular (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (2 people)
  • Mesalamine (2 people)
  • Aspirin (2 people)
  • Asacol (2 people)
  • Acidophilus (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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