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Doctor insights on: Evening Primrose Oil And Thyroid

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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

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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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 I take evening primrose oil with fish oil?

Can I take evening primrose oil with fish oil?

Sure, but why????: Neither of these has been proved to be of any benefit for any purpose other than profit to snake oil salesmen. Save your money. If you have a medical problem, see a real dr. Read more

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Can you take evening primrose oil with fish oil?

Can you take evening primrose oil with fish oil?

Yes: Evening primrose oil is one of the best sources of gamma linoleic acid (gla), an essential omega 6 fatty acid, while fish oil provides essential omega 3 fatty acids including epa and dha. Thus, taking both will provide you with both essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Read more

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Can evening primrose oil taken with clomid (clomiphene)?

Can evening primrose oil taken with clomid (clomiphene)?

Yes: Yes it can but why would you want to take it in the first place? It has little value. Read more

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Is there any link between evening primrose oil and seizures?

Maybe: The research is currently a bit inconclusive on these issues. Some research suggests a link and other articles challenge the scientific method/conclusions of these papers. However, since there is possible link to an increased risk of seizures it is still currently recommended by most healthcare professionals & evening primrose oil manufacturers that those with seizure disorders avoid using it. 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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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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Ok to take evening primrose oil and divaloproex together?

Ok to take evening primrose oil and divaloproex together?

Evening primrose: According to epocrates a medical app, there is no interaction between divaloproex and evening primrose. Read more

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Can evening primrose oil cause cloudy urine?

Can evening primrose oil cause cloudy urine?

It should not: Evening primrose oil should not cause cloudy urine. This could be a sign of infection. Drink lots of water and if it does not clear see a doctor for a urinalysis. Read more

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Can evening primrose oil balance your hormones?

Can evening primrose oil balance your hormones?

No: No it does not. However, I have no idea what balancing one's hormones means or how it has any health benefits. Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more