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Doctor insights on: Evening Primrose Oil And Vitamin B6

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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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How much evening primrose oil do I take? I have bad pmtt/Pms. Do I take it every day with other vitamins? Vit d and b complex? Thanks

How much evening primrose oil do I take? I have bad pmtt/Pms. Do I take it every day with other vitamins? Vit d and b complex? Thanks

Depends: You can start with 1gm of primrose oil, but it is good to balance it with a good fish oil and some flax. It would be a good idea to get in for evaluation to see if you need the vitamin D and the vitamin B complex. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Can I use evening primrose oil capsules ot vitamin b3 to get rid of spots on back?

Can I use evening primrose oil capsules ot vitamin b3 to get rid of spots on back?

Evening primrose: Like many other substances, this oil has been used in history for various purposes. It has no proven effectiveness in any condition I could find. You could use it, but shouldn't count on its' helpiing anything but the sales of where you bought it. ...Read more

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Can I take biotin, evening primrose oil, vitamin D3, and Omega 3 as well as my pre and pro-biotic, with my meal at dinner?

Can I take biotin, evening primrose oil, vitamin D3, and Omega 3 as well as my pre and pro-biotic, with my meal at dinner?

Supplements together: Can I take biotin, evening primrose oil, vitamin D3, and Omega 3 as well as my pre and pro-biotic, with my meal at dinner? ANS: I would not take any of these unless you need a way to use up your money. There is no control of what is in them and no trials demonstrating longer/healthier life. My recommendation is to do the DASH plan as it is best for almost everything. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6
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Could I take vitamin b complex while taking prenatal multi + dha, D3 1000iu, and evening primrose oil 500 mg and breastfeeding? Or is that dangerous?

Could I take vitamin b complex while taking prenatal multi + dha, D3 1000iu, and evening primrose oil 500 mg and breastfeeding? Or is that dangerous?

Why: You can take these medication while breast feeding, but as I'm sure you've read, it's so much better to try to get your nutrients from real food, fruits, vegetables, etc., than from supplements. Your body absorbs better and you're not exposed to possible additive ingredients. See if you can make changes to diet before spending money on supplements. ...Read more

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Can you take evening primrose and vitamin B6 with prozac?

Can you take evening primrose and vitamin B6 with prozac?

B6: B6, primrose and Prozac (fluoxetine) should be fine as far as I am aware. ...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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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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Started taking evening primrose oil and my breasts are fuller. Nice but why?

Started taking evening primrose oil and my breasts are fuller. Nice but why?

Who knows: 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) but if you are enjoying this "side effect"- have no fear- I haven't seen any convincing evidence of its harm! ...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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Is it safe to insert evening primrose oil vaginally? 34 weeks and 6 days.

Is it safe to insert evening primrose oil vaginally? 34 weeks and 6 days.

No, not yet!: Evening primrose oil is commonly advised by midwives to "ripen" the cervix but they usually recommend taking it orally ; not vaginally until 39 weeks. See http://herbs. Lovetoknow. Com/evening_primrose_oil_for_cervical_dilation
however, the one study done on this found that oral evening primrose oil did not help ; might cause harm: http://www. Sciencedirect. Com/science/article/pii/s0091218299000555. ...Read more

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Does taking evening primrose oil capsulesdaily cause side effects like reduced testosterone levels?

Does taking evening primrose oil capsulesdaily cause side effects like reduced testosterone levels?

Lots of unknowns: Evening primrose is peddled as good for almost everything, which can't possibly be true; its proponents cherry-pick obscure journals and exaggerate the claims. The most believable claim is that it helps women who get sore breasts at the same time each month. It probably does not help with acne. I could find nothing on its reducing serum testosterone, but i'd still discourage you from using it. ...Read more

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Eczema can be treated by taking evening primrose oil? Is that true? Some doctor says yes some no. Why?

Eczema can be treated by taking evening primrose oil? Is that true? Some doctor says yes some no. Why?

Honestly Doctors: Havedifferent ideas thus the need for 2nd or 3rd opinions. Most drs are not familiar with uses of herbal meds thus the conflicting advice. My take is it's safe to use evening primrose rose for eczema since it's extracted from a plant. If there's no improvement with these herb, go see your dr or dermatologist for an accurate dx. Http://www. Ehow. Com/how_2119669_use-primrose-oil-eczema. Html#page=0. ...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?

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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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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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

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How many capsules of evening primrose oil should I take for pms?

How many capsules of evening primrose oil should I take for pms?

1000-2000mg: Oil of primrose can help some people with their pms symptoms. Usually you have to take a big enough dose from a well produced drug company for it to work. Use 1-2grams per day starting at the lower dose; if it does not work after 1-2 months increase it. If it does not help by then, it is probably not going to work for you. ...Read more

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Does evening primrose oil cause seizures?

Does evening primrose oil cause seizures?

No documented: Studies demonstrated any seizures related to evening primrose oil. ...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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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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Can you take evening primrose oil and cod liver oil together?

Can you take evening primrose oil and cod liver oil together?

Probably: Because they are likely absorbed similarly, I can fathom no reason why they cannot be taken at the same time. ...Read more

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How to induce labor with evening primrose oil capsules 1000mg?

Myths: There will be no inducement of labor with primrose oil. This is a false myth. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cod liver oil and evening primrose oil at the same time?

Is it ok to take cod liver oil and evening primrose oil at the same time?

Yes, but: Yes but I can think of no reason a healthy 21 year old would want to take either one, let alone both. ...Read more

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