Saw palmetto and Dry eye - from FDA reports


Dry eye is found among people who take Saw Palmetto, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Coenzyme Q10, and have Arthritis . We study 1,488 people who have side effects while taking Saw palmetto from FDA. Among them, 9 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.

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Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto has active ingredients of saw palmetto. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Saw palmetto 1,647 users)

Dry Eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, dry eyes, osteoporosis, acne (latest reports from 23,358 Dry eye patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

1,488 people reported to have side effects when taking Saw Palmetto.
Among them, 9 people (0.6%) have Dry Eye

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Saw palmetto cause Dry eye?

Gender of people who have Dry Eye when taking Saw Palmetto *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Dry Eye when taking Saw Palmetto *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 85.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Restless Leg Syndrome (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Preventive Health Care (3 people, 33.33%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Arthritis (3 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Selenium (4 people, 44.44%)
  • Magnesium (4 people, 44.44%)
  • Coenzyme Q10 (4 people, 44.44%)
  • Grape Seed Extract (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Acetylcysteine (3 people, 33.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (5 people, 55.56%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (4 people, 44.44%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (4 people, 44.44%)
  • Muscle Spasms (4 people, 44.44%)
  • Fatigue (4 people, 44.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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