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Are there side effects of saw palmetto?

Based on information from iGuard.org, a free medication monitoring service, 5% of patients experience side effects while taking Saw Palmetto. Some of the side effects reported by iGuard members inlcude: Diarrhea. Please follow up with your doctor or other healthcare provider if you are experiencing any symptoms that worsen or do not go away.

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Is saw palmetto safe for children?
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Who should not take saw palmetto?
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