Review: could Saw Palmetto cause Dry Eye?


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 Blood cholesterol . We study 1,396 people who have side effects while taking Saw palmetto from FDA and social media. 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 1,644 users)

Dry Eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, dry eyes, osteoporosis, depression (latest reports from 23,300 Dry eye patients).

On Oct, 23, 2016

1,396 people reported to have side effects when taking Saw Palmetto.
Among them, 9 people (0.64%) 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 Legs Syndrome (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Hiatus Hernia (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Depression (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Blood Cholesterol (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%)
  • Requip (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Folic Acid (3 people, 33.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (5 people, 55.56%)
  • Vertigo (4 people, 44.44%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (4 people, 44.44%)
  • Hyperhidrosis (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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