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

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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

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