A 67-year-old male asked:
Tamsulosin makes my husband anxiuos, depressed and almsot paranoid. can we stop for a few days and try saw palmetto during the stop period. alternate?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see your/his doc: Any one with side effects to medication needs to inform prescribing physician and ask about alternatives whether dietary supplements, otc or prescription medications. Recent studies show no benefit from saw palmetto against enlarged prostate. Pygeum might be useful. But all this needs to be discussed w/his doctor. Perhaps other coincidental issues causing "side effects" need to be addressed.
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Last updated Mar 10, 2013
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