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Coagulopathy induced by saw palmetto: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20120986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Saw palmetto is the most popular herbal supplement used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The safety and efficacy of saw palmetto has been established in the literature. While the majority of studies document the efficacy and safety of saw palmetto, some studies document the adverse side effects, including increased risk of bleeding. There are no reports in the literature about increased prothombin time (PT), partial thromboplastin time (PTT) or international normalized ratio (INR) while using saw palmetto. We present a case of hematuria and coagulopathy in a patient who was using saw palmetto.
Salvador Villanueva; Jenniffer Gonz?lez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bolet?n de la Asociaci?n M?dica de Puerto Rico     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0004-4849     ISO Abbreviation:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Publication Date:    2009 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-03     Completed Date:  2010-04-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505267     Medline TA:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Country:  Puerto Rico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Emergency Medicine Department, UPR School of Medicine, Puerto Rico Health Science Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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MeSH Terms
Aspirin / administration & dosage,  adverse effects
Blood Coagulation Tests
Drug Synergism
Hematuria / chemically induced*
Hemorrhagic Disorders / chemically induced*
Phytotherapy / adverse effects*
Plant Extracts / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Prostatic Hyperplasia / drug therapy
Ticlopidine / administration & dosage,  adverse effects,  analogs & derivatives
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Permixon; 0/Plant Extracts; 50-78-2/Aspirin; 55142-85-3/Ticlopidine; 90055-48-4/clopidogrel

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