Review: could Saw Palmetto cause Kidney Stones?


Kidney stones is found among people who take Saw Palmetto, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Zoloft, and have Atrial fibrillation . We study 939 people who have side effects while taking Saw palmetto from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Kidney stones. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney stones and more.

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Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto has active ingredients of saw palmetto. It is often used in prostatic disorder. (latest outcomes from Saw palmetto 1,052 users)

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 15,877 Kidney stones patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

939 people reported to have side effects when taking Saw Palmetto.
Among them, 14 people (1.49%) have Kidney Stones

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Saw palmetto cause Kidney stones?

Time on Saw Palmetto when people have Kidney Stones *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 100 %

Gender of people who have Kidney Stones when taking Saw Palmetto *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Kidney Stones 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: 7.14 %
  • 50-59: 35.71 %
  • 60+: 57.14 %

Severity if Kidney Stones when taking Saw Palmetto **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Kidney Stones **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (3 people)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (2 people)
  • Staphylococcal Infection (1 person)
  • Lung Abscess (1 person)
  • General Physical Condition (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (11 people)
  • Doxycycline (9 people)
  • Magic Mouthwash (8 people)
  • Levaquin (8 people)
  • Chemotherapeutics Nos (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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