Saw palmetto and Bi-polar - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Bi-polar is found among people who take Saw palmetto, especially for people who are male, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Saw palmetto and have Bi-polar. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,068 people who have side effects when taking Saw palmetto from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Feb, 05, 2023

3,068 people reported to have side effects when taking Saw palmetto.
Among them, 16 people (0.52%) have Bi-polar.

What is Saw palmetto?

Saw palmetto has active ingredients of saw palmetto. It is often used in prostate examination abnormal. eHealthMe is studying from 3,387 Saw palmetto users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Bi-polar?

Bi-polar is found to be associated with 1,729 drugs and 1,153 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Saw palmetto and Bi-polar reports submitted per year:

Could Saw palmetto cause Bi-polar?

Gender of people who have Bi-polar when taking Saw palmetto *:

  • female: 43.75 %
  • male: 56.25 %

Age of people who have Bi-polar when taking Saw palmetto *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 85.71 %

Common drugs people take besides Saw palmetto *:

  1. Abilify: 7 people, 43.75%
  2. Anoro Ellipta: 7 people, 43.75%
  3. Wellbutrin: 7 people, 43.75%
  4. Depakote: 7 people, 43.75%
  5. Vitamin D3: 7 people, 43.75%
  6. Concerta: 7 people, 43.75%
  7. Xyrem: 7 people, 43.75%
  8. Nuvigil: 7 people, 43.75%
  9. Oxazepam: 7 people, 43.75%
  10. Prozac: 7 people, 43.75%

Common side effects people have besides Bi-polar *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 12 people, 75.00%
  2. Pain: 11 people, 68.75%
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 10 people, 62.50%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 9 people, 56.25%
  5. Sleep Apnea Syndrome: 8 people, 50.00%
  6. Confusional State: 8 people, 50.00%
  7. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 8 people, 50.00%
  8. Drug Ineffective: 8 people, 50.00%
  9. Apathy: 7 people, 43.75%
  10. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 7 people, 43.75%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Restless Leg Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs): 7 people, 43.75%
  2. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 7 people, 43.75%
  3. Bipolar I Disorder (mood disorder that is characterized by at least one manic or mixed episode): 6 people, 37.50%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 6.25%
  5. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 1 person, 6.25%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Saw palmetto and have Bi-polar?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on saw palmetto (the active ingredients of Saw palmetto) and Saw palmetto (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

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