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Does saw palmetto interact with other medications and food?

Currently, there is no concrete evidence that saw palmetto interacts negatively with other medications or food. However, there are a number of medications that have similar effects to the ingredients of saw palmetto that should probably not be taken. These medications include blood thinning drugs (such as aspirin, warfarin, and NSAIDs, among others) and hormone therapy (levels of male hormones or birth control). Herbs that have effects on blood thinning and hormones should also be avoided. Speak to your doctor if you have questions about whether you can take saw palmetto with your current medication regimen.

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