saw palmetto (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Saw Palmetto)?
No information is available about missing a dose of saw palmetto. Consult your doctor, pharmacist, or healthcare provider for instructions if you miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Saw Palmetto)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking saw palmetto (Saw Palmetto)?
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What other drugs will affect saw palmetto (Saw Palmetto)?
Do not take saw palmetto without the advice of a doctor if you are using any of the following medications:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- flutamide (Eulexin);
- garlic or ginkgo biloba;
- birth control pills;
- iron supplements such as ferrous fumarate ferrous gluconate, or ferrous sulfate;
- hormone replacement therapy;
- estrogen or testosterone;
- an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), and others; or
- medication used to prevent blood clots, such as alteplase (Activase), clopidogrel (Plavix), dipyridamole (Persantine), ticlopidine (Ticlid), and urokinase (Abbokinase).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with saw palmetto. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Consult with a licensed healthcare professional before using any herbal/health supplement. Whether you are treated by a medical doctor or a practitioner trained in the use of natural medicines/supplements, make sure all your healthcare providers know about all of your medical conditions and treatments.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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