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A 32-year-old male asked:

will taking cialis & 150mg of saw palmetto herbal powder be ok and still have a healthy erection?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
No Interaction: There is no drug -drug interaction between Cialis and saw palmetto.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Cialis and: Saw palmetto have no known interactions. Be aware, though, that evidence is mixed for saw palmetto's effectiveness, even in bph.

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