Saw Palmetto Side Effects & Warnings

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Saw palmetto is sold in U.S. health-food stores as a supplement, which means its manufacturers do not have to prove safety or effectiveness.

Any man who is experiencing pain or swelling of the prostate, or who is having difficulty with urination, or who passes any blood in the urine, should be examined by his doctor.

Because of its potential hormonal effects, pregnant women should not use it.

The potential for strong adverse interactions exists for Serenoa repens, which was seen as a potent inhibitor for some drugs.


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