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Review: Serenoa repens side effects

In this review, we analyze Serenoa repens side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Serenoa repens. The review is based on 88 people who have side effects while taking Serenoa repens from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Serenoa repens

Serenoa repens (latest outcomes from 90 users) has active ingredients of saw palmetto. It is often used in phytotherapy.

It can also be called: Saw Palmetto, American Dwarf Palm Tree, Cabbage Palm, Ju-Zhong, Palmier Nain, Sabal, Sabal Fructus, Sabal serrulata, Saw Palmetto Berry, Serenoa serrulata.

On Apr, 8, 2015: 88 people who reported to have side effects when taking Serenoa repens are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
General Physical Health DeteriorationPulmonary Haemorrhagen/an/an/an/an/aRenal Failure Acute
PancytopeniaCardiopulmonary FailureCondition Aggravated
BreathlessnessUpper Gastrointestinal HaemorrhageTremor
BronchopneumoniaRenal Failure
OrchitisVentricular Fibrillation
Metabolic AcidosisDehydration
International Normalised Ratio IncreasedVentricular Tachycardia
Platelet Count DecreasedHypotension
Loss Of ConsciousnessCardiac Failure Congestive
Respiratory Gas Exchange DisorderParaesthesia

Most common side effects by gender * :

HypotensionRenal Failure Acute
Accidental ExposureTremor
General Physical Health DeteriorationCondition Aggravated
Renal Failure
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Tachycardia
Cardiac Failure Congestive
Drug Effect Decreased

Most common side effects by age * :

n/an/an/an/aLibido DecreasedFeeling AbnormalMononucleosis SyndromeRenal Failure Acute
Anxiety DisorderAnaemia MacrocyticTremor
Electrocardiogram T Wave AbnormalCoughVentricular Fibrillation
Colonic PolypDehydration
Rectal HaemorrhageCondition Aggravated
AstheniaVentricular Tachycardia
Nitrite Urine PresentRenal Failure
JaundiceDrug Toxicity

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

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