Occipital neuralgia and drugs of ingredients of saw palmetto - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Occipital neuralgia is reported only by a few people who take drugs with ingredients of saw palmetto. This phase IV clinical study analyzes 3,560 people who have side effects while taking drugs with ingredients of saw palmetto from the the FDA. Among them, 3 have Occipital neuralgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Occipital neuralgia and more.

Drug(s) considered in the study (i.e. both brand name and generic drugs): American dwarf palm tree, Cabbage palm, Ju-zhong, Palmier nain, Sabal, Sabal fructus, Sabal serrulata, Saw palmetto, Saw palmetto berry, Serenoa repens, Serenoa serrulata.

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On Nov, 30, 2022

3,560 people reported to have side effects when taking drugs with ingredients of saw palmetto.
Among them, 3 people (0.08%) have Occipital neuralgia

What is Occipital neuralgia?

Occipital neuralgia (condition characterized by chronic pain in the upper neck) is found to be associated with 684 drugs and 380 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could drugs with ingredients of saw palmetto cause Occipital neuralgia?

Gender of people who have Occipital neuralgia when taking drugs with ingredients of saw palmetto *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Occipital neuralgia when taking drugs with ingredients of 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 %

Conditions people have *:

  1. Pain: 3 people, 100.00%
  2. Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters): 3 people, 100.00%
  3. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 3 people, 100.00%

Other drugs people take *:

  1. Xanax: 3 people, 100.00%
  2. Levoxyl: 3 people, 100.00%
  3. Allopurinol: 3 people, 100.00%
  4. Aloxi: 3 people, 100.00%
  5. Ambien: 3 people, 100.00%
  6. Coq10: 3 people, 100.00%
  7. Cytoxan: 3 people, 100.00%
  8. Demerol: 3 people, 100.00%
  9. Depakote: 3 people, 100.00%
  10. Echinacea: 3 people, 100.00%

Other side effects people have besides Occipital neuralgia *:

  1. Vitamin B12 Deficiency: 3 people, 100.00%
  2. Concussion (short loss of normal brain function in response to a head injury): 3 people, 100.00%
  3. Gastric Disorder (disease of stomach): 3 people, 100.00%
  4. Food Poisoning (poison in food): 3 people, 100.00%
  5. Febrile Neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells): 3 people, 100.00%
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 3 people, 100.00%
  7. Fall: 3 people, 100.00%
  8. Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone): 3 people, 100.00%
  9. Extranodal Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma (Malt Type) (cancer originating from b cells in the marginal zone of the malt): 3 people, 100.00%
  10. Dizziness: 3 people, 100.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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. All drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. brand name and generic drugs) are considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

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