What is Pygeum?

Category: Supplements

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Pygeum is a botanical that is used for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and for generalized urinary-tract troubles, fever, stomach ache, and as an aphrodisiac. The hydrocyanic acid content conveys a pleasant almond flavor, and milk-based infusions are sometimes substituted for almond milk.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
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Moderate
0
Mild
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None
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pygeum

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Pygeum

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Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Pygeum

Duration

Stopped taking Pygeum

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Pygeum

Jun 1, 2011 (Started Jan 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I joined a weight-management program which suggested I drink more water. After I drank more, my bladder began behaving better, which is counter-intuitive to me, but is working.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 8, 2010 (Started Jan 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I tried reducing dosage, and after some time passed, I had to go much more frequently. I'm going back up to the recommended full dose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 21, 2010 (Started Jan 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wonder if my urinary issues are improving. I was taking 2 pills twice a day. I ran low and took them only in the 2 in the am for a few day, and did fine at the smaller dose, so I am continuing that way.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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