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Related topic: Saw palmetto, Dry eye

Review: could Saw palmetto cause Dry eye?

Summary: Dry eye could be caused by Saw palmetto, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take Requip, and have Dermatitis herpetiformis.

We study 528 people who have side effects while taking Saw palmetto from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.

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Saw palmetto

Saw palmetto (latest outcomes from 599 users) has active ingredients of saw palmetto. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Dry eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) (latest reports from 56,096 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, depression.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 522 people reported to have side effects when taking Saw palmetto. Among them, 4 people (0.77%) have Dry Eye. They amount to 0.01% of all the 55,514 people who have Dry Eye on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dry eye in Saw palmetto reports

Time on Saw palmetto when people have Dry eye * :

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Age of people who have Dry eye when taking Saw palmetto * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry eye0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%75.00%

Severity of Dry eye when taking Saw palmetto ** :

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How people recovered from Dry eye ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dermatitis herpetiformis (3 people, 75.00%)
  2. Restless legs syndrome (3 people, 75.00%)
  3. Sleep disorder (3 people, 75.00%)
  4. Gastrointestinal motility disorder (3 people, 75.00%)
  5. Hiatus hernia (3 people, 75.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Requip (3 people, 75.00%)
  2. Vitamin d (3 people, 75.00%)
  3. Celebrex (3 people, 75.00%)
  4. Acetylcysteine (3 people, 75.00%)
  5. Pantoprazole (3 people, 75.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (19 hours ago):

  • Of all the symptoms I have researched on this drug, slight dry eye and blurred vision is the only side effect I am having. It does not feel serious and goes away about two hours after dose if not reading or watching TV. Only concern is its listing as a "serious side effect", however research has come up with no reason for its severity. Will be discussing the symptom with my doctor, cautiously, so as to not be needlessly removed from a helpful medication; but want to make sure I'm not at risk.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Dry eyes condition started after approximately 10 months on Forteo. Not sure if it's related.

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