Extracts of saw palmetto can be used to treat the urinary problems of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.
Dose: Saw palmetto is available in a variety of product types.
- The recommended daily dose of saw palmetto corresponds to 320 milligrams of extract.
- No time limit for using saw palmetto has been established.
Cautions: Situations in which use of saw palmetto is not advised: None.
Side Effects: In rare cases, use of saw palmetto can cause stomach problems. Taking saw palmetto extracts with meals can minimize this effect.
Drug Interactions: There are no known interactions of saw palmetto with any drugs.