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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Take Evening Primrose Oil While Pregnant

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Is it safe to take evening primrose oil while pregnant?

Is it safe to take evening primrose oil while pregnant?

Probably not: Lots of reported use for this supplement, but i know of none in pregnancy. It is unstudied but considered with caution in preg., poss safe in breast feeding. It interfers with coagulation so definite caution with labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm 64 days post-partum and breastfeeding. Is it safe to take evening primrose oil supplement?

I'm 64 days post-partum and breastfeeding. Is it safe to take evening primrose oil supplement?

Yes: As far as anyone knows evening primrose oil is perfectly safe to take while breastfeeding. See http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/461841-can-i-take-evening-primrose-while-breastfeeding/ for more information. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take EPO (evening primrose oil) and st johns wort at the same time?

Is it safe to take EPO (evening primrose oil) and st johns wort at the same time?

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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Will taking evening primrose oil along with maca root affect the effectiveness of a paragard iud? Is it safe to take together?

Will taking evening primrose oil along with maca root affect the effectiveness of a paragard iud? Is it safe to take together?

IUDs : Iud's are not medications. They are a product that works to prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg into the wall of the uterus. Thus other supplements or medications will not interfere with this mechanical process. So, yes, they are safe in regards to birth control to take together. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take salmon oil and evening primrose oil together while on birth control pill?

Is it safe to take salmon oil and evening primrose oil together while on birth control pill?

Why would you?: Those supplements are of no benefit, and haven't even been studied adequately for safety. So, don't put anything into your body unless it has proven benefit and safety. ...Read more

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Is maca root and evening primrose oil safe to take while having a copper iud? Will it affect the effectiveness?

Maybe (not) . . .: Both maca root & evening primrose oil have been around for ages & used for various conditions. However, there hasn't been very many studies on safety & efficacy, certainly not on various combinations for interactions. Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_list=2644-0, 1059-10639 for maca root vs epo. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/paragard/my00997 re copper iud. ...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 evening primrose oil and hemp seed oil together?

Can you take evening primrose oil and hemp seed oil together?

Yes: Do not take them with your birth control pills. Do you really need to take these supplements is first question you must first figure out? A simple balanced diet, exercise and yoga are enough to lead a healthy life. Stay away from supplements unless absolutely necessary. ...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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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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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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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 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

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