Saw palmetto and Gastrointestinal motility disorder - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Gastrointestinal motility disorder is reported only by a few people who take Saw Palmetto.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Saw palmetto and have Gastrointestinal motility disorder. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,068 people who have side effects while taking Saw palmetto from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

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 Oct, 03, 2022

3,068 people reported to have side effects when taking Saw palmetto.
Among them, 5 people (0.16%) have Gastrointestinal motility disorder.

What is Saw palmetto?

Saw palmetto has active ingredients of saw palmetto. It is often used in prostate examination abnormal. eHealthMe is studying from 3,374 Saw palmetto users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Gastrointestinal motility disorder?

Gastrointestinal motility disorder (abnormal intestinal contractions) is found to be associated with 1,000 drugs and 630 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Saw palmetto and Gastrointestinal motility disorder reports submitted per year:

Could Saw palmetto cause Gastrointestinal motility disorder?

Gender of people who have Gastrointestinal motility disorder when taking Saw palmetto *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Gastrointestinal motility disorder 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: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Common drugs people take besides Saw palmetto *:

  1. Protonix: 2 people, 40.00%
  2. Zyrtec: 1 person, 20.00%
  3. Ofloxacin: 1 person, 20.00%
  4. Atenolol: 1 person, 20.00%
  5. Bactrim: 1 person, 20.00%
  6. Benadryl: 1 person, 20.00%
  7. Bevespi Aerosphere: 1 person, 20.00%
  8. Cialis: 1 person, 20.00%
  9. Claritin: 1 person, 20.00%
  10. Latanoprost: 1 person, 20.00%

Common side effects people have besides Gastrointestinal motility disorder *:

  1. Weight Decreased: 2 people, 40.00%
  2. Weakness: 2 people, 40.00%
  3. Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely): 2 people, 40.00%
  4. Hypersensitivity: 2 people, 40.00%
  5. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body): 2 people, 40.00%
  6. Drug Ineffective: 2 people, 40.00%
  7. Diarrhea: 1 person, 20.00%
  8. Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus): 1 person, 20.00%
  9. Feeding Disorder (when children refuse to eat certain food groups): 1 person, 20.00%
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 1 person, 20.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 2 people, 40.00%
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: 1 person, 20.00%
  3. Prostatic Adenoma (prostatic non-cancerous tumour): 1 person, 20.00%
  4. Ocular Hypertension (intraocular pressure higher than normal): 1 person, 20.00%
  5. High Blood Pressure: 1 person, 20.00%
  6. Hepatitis E: 1 person, 20.00%
  7. Hepatitis C: 1 person, 20.00%
  8. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell)): 1 person, 20.00%
  9. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection): 1 person, 20.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Saw palmetto and have Gastrointestinal motility disorder?

Check whether Gastrointestinal motility disorder is associated with a drug or a condition

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?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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