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Review: could Milk thistle cause Kidney stones?

Summary: Kidney stones is reported only by a few people who take Milk thistle.

We study 407 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 561 Milk thistle users)

Kidney stones

Kidney stones has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain. (latest reports from 14,331 Kidney stones patients)

On Jan, 28, 2015: 407 people reported to have side effects when taking Milk thistle. Among them, 5 people (1.23%) have Kidney Stones.

Trend of Kidney stones in Milk thistle reports

Time on Milk thistle when people have Kidney stones * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Kidney stones when taking Milk thistle * :

FemaleMale
Kidney stones20.00%80.00%

Age of people who have Kidney stones when taking Milk thistle * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%40.00%0.00%0.00%60.00%

Severity of Kidney stones when taking Milk thistle ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Kidney stones ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (2 people, 40.00%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (1 people, 20.00%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Hepatic neoplasm malignant (1 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Acidophilus (2 people, 40.00%)
  2. Multi-vitamin (2 people, 40.00%)
  3. Flora (2 people, 40.00%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (2 people, 40.00%)
  5. Aspirin (2 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    MY MIGRAINES AND TENSION HEADACHES WENT AWAY!!!
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  • I'm 19 and have been getting large kidney stones for the past few months now. I am curious as to see if the reason why I have been getting them, along with diverticulitis, is because of the types of birth control I have been taking. I took a depo-provera shot every 3 months for about 4 years, and started Sprintec about half a year ago. Are there any connections? I was thinking because the depo reduced calcium in my body, and that taking Sprintec caused a rush of calcium, that might be a reason.

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