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Review: could Saw palmetto cause Kidney stones?





Summary: 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.

We study 538 people who have side effects while taking Saw palmetto from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 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 612 users)

Kidney stones

Kidney stones has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.(latest reports from Kidney stones 14,040 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 536 people reported to have side effects when taking Saw palmetto. Among them, 12 people (2.24%) have Kidney Stones.

Trend of Kidney stones in Saw palmetto reports

Time on Saw palmetto when people have Kidney stones * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Kidney stones when taking Saw palmetto * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%8.33%25.00%66.67%

Severity of Kidney stones when taking Saw palmetto ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Kidney stones ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (3 people, 25.00%)
  2. General physical condition (1 people, 8.33%)
  3. Bph (1 people, 8.33%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus management (1 people, 8.33%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (1 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (10 people, 83.33%)
  2. Doxycycline (8 people, 66.67%)
  3. Allopurinol (7 people, 58.33%)
  4. Ambien (7 people, 58.33%)
  5. Ditropan (7 people, 58.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Type of medication for stomache discomfort from aspirin?
    (Asked by a 68 year old man who has Stomach Burning, and takes Saw Palmetto)
    Is there over the counter medication for this symptom?
  • Flomax does not help with frequent night time urination maybe not bph but nocturnal?
    (Asked by a 70 year old man who has Frequent Nighttime Urination, and takes Flomax, Saw Palmetto)
    Tried many and costly prostate related products to no avail. Dr says prostate only marginally enlarged but hard. Could not urinate at all after taking postoperative codein based pain meds. Wonder if nocturnal is a separate and differently medicated condition
  • Does metformin cause kidney stones or kidney problems? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 25 year old woman who has Stones - Kidney, Kidney Infection, Kidney Damage, and takes Metformin Hydrochloride, Metformin)
    I am trying to find out if others that are or have taken metformin have experienced any kidney problems. Such as kidney stones, kidney infection or kidney damage in general. I personally have never had a kidney stone in my life until I started metformin. Please respond so we can get more warnings ou ...
  • Hydrochlorothiazide for tendency for kidney stones
    (Asked by a 65 year old woman who has Kidney Stones, and takes Xanax, Valium)
    I was wondering if anyone else has had experience with hydrochlorothiazide for kidney stones. I have had two episodes of stones getting stuck in my ureter and had to have an operation to remove them. The whole process was very painful, long and drawn out. I am looking for ALTERNATIVES to taking this ...

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