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Doctor insights on: Evening Primrose Medication

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Evening primrose oil and other medications, what are these for?

See details: What other meds do you mean? Proponents of evening primrose believe it has numerous uses in various medical conditions. ...Read more

Evening Primrose (Definition)

See wikipedia for discussion of the flower under: oenothera. The evening primrose seeds contain oil which is a fatty acid. The oil. Contains 7 to 10 percent gamma linolenic acid and about 70 percent linoleic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor to prostaglandin pge1 (misoprostol) and thromboxane txa1. Pge1 (misoprostol) is involved ...Read more


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Can evening primrose oil interact with thyroid medication?

Can evening primrose oil interact with thyroid medication?

Unlikely if. . .: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1463-0, 1059-10639 assuming you're referring to Levothyroxine (there are thyroid medications for an overactive thyroid, too). Do be careful w/your Clonazepam as it can cause confusion, addiction & increase risk for falls & fractures (at least in elderly, no, you don't qualify yet). ...Read more

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What is "evening primrose"?

What is "evening primrose"?

A wild flower: It produces an oil, hence oil of evening primrose, that contains an excellent balance of omega 6 and 3 oils that makes it a good anti-inflammatory. Dr david horrobin studied this plant and it gave rise to the trade name efamol. ...Read more

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Does taking evening primrose make you gain weight or not?

Does taking evening primrose make you gain weight or not?

Oil? Yes: Primrose oil is like any oil, 9 k calories per gram; no real help for anything and too expensive to ingest enough. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking evening primrose capsules?

What are the benefits of taking evening primrose capsules?

Herbs and Supplement: You may be asking the wrong professionals this question. I have waited for a day or so to see if anyone had an answer for you.

But, medicine in general, does not see any additional health benefits to this supplement. I would seek out the advice of a naturopath or other herbal specialist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: evening primrose?

What is the definition or description of: evening primrose?

Evening primrose: See wikipedia for discussion of the flower under: oenothera. The evening primrose seeds contain oil which is a fatty acid. The oil. Contains 7 to 10 percent gamma linolenic acid and about 70 percent linoleic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor to prostaglandin pge1 (misoprostol) and thromboxane txa1. Pge1 (misoprostol) is involved in immune system regulation. ...Read more

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How much evening primrose should u take for roseaca?

How much evening primrose should u take for roseaca?

Rosacea and herbs: Supplements: supplement with gamma-linolenic acid, which improves the health of the skin. Good sources include evening primrose oil and black currant oil. Take 500 mg twice a day of either, and expect to wait at least six to eight weeks to notice results. Anti-inflammatory herbs such as ginger and turmeric may also be effective; these can be added to foods and/or taken as supplements. ...Read more

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What parts of the evening primrose help. Is it only the oil that is helpful?

What parts of the evening primrose help. Is it only the oil that is helpful?

Well.....: Commercial preparations of evening primrose oil are typically standardized to 8 percent GLA and 72 percent linoleic acid. You don't want to make it yourself.
The evidence for it to work is not great. BUT, it has compoents that have effects. However, if something is recommended for everything--and EPO is--then most of the recommendattions have to be wrong. ...Read more

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Why my baby lost his heartbeat after I take 1000mg of evening primrose at the expected date?

Why my baby lost his heartbeat after I take 1000mg of evening primrose at the expected date?

Primrose effects: Primrose oil is sometimes used for high blood pressure in adults. It is possible that the primrose caused a drop of blood pressure in your infant and a temporary loss of heartbeat. ...Read more

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I heard evening primrose soothes the symptoms of pms. True?

I heard evening primrose soothes the symptoms of pms. True?

No data to support: Few studies of the effects of evening primrose oil for premenstrual symptoms have been done, and the ones that have been published have had problems that make them difficult to generalize. As of now there is not good evidence in the medical literature to support that it is useful in pms symptoms. ...Read more

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Does evening primrose stop your period?

Does evening primrose stop your period?

No: It has been used for numerous disorders including endometriosis, pms, breast pain and endometriosis but there is no evidence it effects the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What are the effects of evening primrose oil?

What are the effects of evening primrose oil?

Eczema, Breast pain: The effectiveness of evening primrose oil stems from an ingredient called gamma-linolenic acid, or gla, an essential fatty acid thought to have anti-inflammatory and other healing properties. Evening primrose oil has highly concentrated amounts. It is one of the safest sources of gla. When ingested, gla is converted to prostaglandins, compounds that help regulate inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of evening primrose oil capsules?

What are the benefits of evening primrose oil capsules?

Not clear: The data on evening primrose oil is spotty at best- some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- I've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain). One thing I haven't seen is any convincing evidence of its harm! ...Read more

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What is evening primrose oil capsules used for? What is its advantages?

What is evening primrose oil capsules used for? What is its advantages?

Many things, safe: Evening primrose oil is a source of GLA, an essential Omega 6 fatty acid. It is used for many things including eczema, arthritis, PMS and diabetic neuropathy. It is very safe. Like all supplements and meds, it does not help everyone and more research is needed. See http://nccam. Nih. Gov/health/eveningprimrose and http://www. Naturalalternativeremedy. Com/10-health-benefits-of-evening-primrose-oil/. ...Read more

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What does evening primrose oil do?

What does evening primrose oil do?

Let me help: The oil is extracted from the flower seeds for most medicinal uses. The oil contains 25 percent essential fatty acids, which often are promoted for their health benefits, including linoleic acid, or la, and gamma-linolenic acid or gla. The most common uses of evening primrose oil include treatment of skin condition like eczema and dermatitis as well as diabetic neuropathy treatment and arthritis. ...Read more

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Can men take evening primrose oil pills?

Can men take evening primrose oil pills?

Why?: The bigger question is why on earth would you want to? They are a waste of money. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take evening primrose oil?

Is it okay to take evening primrose oil?

Depends: Oil of primrose is often used for pms and has an additional fat for those who need it. It is usually fine to take and causes few symptoms, perhaps GI is the most common. You need about 1-2 grams for it to help with pms. It does not help everyone but it is worth a try rather than a prescription drug. ...Read more

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Can evening primrose oil improve my health?

Can evening primrose oil improve my health?

Not clear: Evening primrose oil is a source of the essential omega six fatty acid gla- and has been shown to help with the itching of eczema. There is some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- I've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain). One thing I haven't seen is any convincing evidence of its harm. ...Read more

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Will evening primrose oil help a steenager with moods?

No evidence: I wouldn't rely on evening primrose for your teen's moods. Evening primrose oil is a source of essential omega 6 fatty acid gla. There's some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast pain, menopause & pms. In contrast, omega 3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, show promise in battling mood disorders. Pms may be helped slightly (poor quality data). It may interact w ssri antidepressants. ...Read more

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How often is it appropriate to take evening primrose oil?

How often is it appropriate to take evening primrose oil?

Don't know: A problem with anything not prescribed by a dr. Is that we have no idea what is in the substance you are taking. Please read the very small print on the bottle that states "this is not to be used for the treatment or diagnosis of any disease".Why is that statement there? Because the fda, the oversight of drug safety in the usa, hasn't even looked at the product you are taking. Be an informed user. ...Read more

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Can you take passionflower and evening primrose oil together?

Can you take passionflower and evening primrose oil together?

Not wise: Both passion flower and evening primrose oil contain chemicals that may reduce the blood's ability to form clots. When taken together, they can increase the risk of dangerous bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take evening primrose while on citalopram?

Is it safe for me to take evening primrose while on citalopram?

YES/NO: In general it is safe to take them together in conventional dosages. Primrose and citalopram may both slightly increase bleeding tendencies and lower the seizure threshold. At our center we have not seen any significant interaction resulting from the combination
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