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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 a 21 year old take evening primrose oil?

Can a 21 year old take evening primrose oil?

Yes: Evening primrose oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and can be anti-inflammatory. Other than allergy there are no reasons a 21 year old can`t take it. ...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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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

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Started taking evening primrose oil and my boobs are really full-- why is that?

Started taking evening primrose oil and my boobs are really full-- why is that?

Shouldn't happen: It has been used to help with breast pain but should not cause breast enlargement or fullness. Perhaps there is something else in the supplement that you are taking. I would look for another cause for breast fullness. Evening primrose oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, essential fatty acids that are lacking in some people's diets. Always ask your doctor before taking supplements. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dose of evening primrose oil I can take a day? (21yr old male)

What is the maximum dose of evening primrose oil I can take a day? (21yr old male)

Evening primrose: Depends on why you are taking it (what are you treating?) and the brand you are using. Active ingredient concentrations vary widely between products since supplements are not regulated by the fda. Also, if you are taking prescription meds &/or other supplements, there may be drug interactions that affect the active levels of the different drugs. ...Read more

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Someone told me about spirulina and evening primrose oil. They said it was good for women to take. Is this correct?

Someone told me about spirulina and evening primrose oil. They said it was good for women to take. Is this correct?

No advantage: Spirulina is a bacterium cultivated as a food supplement worldwide. Dried spiralina contains about 60% protein, and is superior typical plant protein, i.e. legumes.It is no better than milk or meat as a protein source and is 30 TIMES more expensive per gram. Evening primrose oil comes from the evening primrose plant and is touted as helpful for many conditions, little proof. ...Read more

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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