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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/flutter.

We study 540 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 613 Saw palmetto users)

Kidney stones

Kidney stones has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain. (latest reports from 14,331 Kidney stones patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 540 people reported to have side effects when taking Saw palmetto. Among them, 12 people (2.22%) 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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  • I'm 19 and have been getting large kidney stones for the past few months now. I am curious as to see if the reason why I have been getting them, along with diverticulitis, is because of the types of birth control I have been taking. I took a depo-provera shot every 3 months for about 4 years, and started Sprintec about half a year ago. Are there any connections? I was thinking because the depo reduced calcium in my body, and that taking Sprintec caused a rush of calcium, that might be a reason.

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