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Can I take Avodart and Saw Palmetto at the same time?

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Can I take Avodart and Saw Palmetto at the same time?
Submitted: 8 years ago via Patientsville.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Family Physician replied 8 years ago.
Since Avodart (and Proscar) work in a similar manner to Saw Palmetto - some expert advise that this herbal product NOT be taken while taking either of these drugs.

There are no actual drug interactions reported for Saw Palmetto, although there is a theoretical risk for interaction with anticoagulant/antiplatlet medications ("blood thinners")