Saw palmetto and Kidney stones - from FDA reports


Kidney stones is found among people who take Saw Palmetto, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Zoloft, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter . We study 1,488 people who have side effects while taking Saw palmetto from FDA. Among them, 15 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 enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Saw palmetto 1,647 users)

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease (latest reports from 23,013 Kidney stones patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

1,488 people reported to have side effects when taking Saw Palmetto.
Among them, 15 people (1.01%) have Kidney Stones

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Saw palmetto cause Kidney stones?

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: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (3 people, 20.00%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (2 people, 13.33%)
  • Staphylococcal Infection (1 person, 6.67%)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (1 person, 6.67%)
  • Gastric Ulcer (1 person, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (11 people, 73.33%)
  • Doxycycline (9 people, 60.00%)
  • Vicodin (8 people, 53.33%)
  • Gabapentin (8 people, 53.33%)
  • Baclofen (8 people, 53.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Osteopenia (11 people, 73.33%)
  • Tooth Fracture (10 people, 66.67%)
  • High Blood Pressure (10 people, 66.67%)
  • General Physical Health Deterioration (10 people, 66.67%)
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis (9 people, 60.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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