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Review: could Saw palmetto cause Kidney stones?

We study 534 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 (latest outcomes from 607 users) has active ingredients of saw palmetto. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Kidney stones

Kidney stones (latest reports from 106,230 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 533 people reported to have side effects when taking Saw palmetto. Among them, 12 people (2.25%) have Kidney Stones. They amount to 0.01% of all the 106,228 people who have Kidney Stones on eHealthMe.

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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