What should I avoid while taking saw palmetto?

While taking saw palmetto, you should avoid certain medications and herbal supplements that have similar effects to the ingredients of saw palmetto. Medications and herbal supplements with blood thinning effects such as aspirin, warfarin, NSAIDs (ibuprofen and naproxen), anti-platelet drugs (clopidogrel), and Gingko biloba should be avoided. Additionally, drugs that affect hormone levels such as birth control may have interactions with saw palmetto. Speak with your doctor if you have any questions about things you should avoid while taking saw palmetto.

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