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Should I let my doctor know I am taking saw palmetto?

Yes, you should let your doctor know if you are taking saw palmetto. Since it can interact with other medications and nutritional supplements, your doctor will need to know in case additional medications need to be prescribed for you. Additionally, your doctor should be aware of you taking saw palmetto in case you are having any side effects that would otherwise go unexplained.

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Is saw palmetto safe for children?
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