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Is It Safe To Take Evening Primrose Oil While Pregnant
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
Yes: Fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules full of omega-3 fish oils, with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified by the manufacturer, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand. If taken at the normally recommended doses by a breastfeeding mom, the fish oil should not cause any problems with the breastmilk. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Yes. : No significant interaction here.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not considered safe: Authorities widely caution against it saying it "may increase risk of developmental disorders." no one knows for sure becuase no one gives meds to pregnant women to see what happens but it is best to not take any chances. Homeopathic remedies, relaxation techniques and the Amino Acid glycine are safe alternatives. See http://www.Wisegeek.Com/is-it-safe-to-take-melatonin-in-pregnancy.Htm#. ...Read more
Doesn't hurt. : Prior studies showed an association between fish consumption and better neurodevelopmental outcomes. However, more recent information specifically regarding fish oil supplements has not shown the same benefit. While there is no real safety concern, you may be spending money without having much of an effect. I recommend pregnant women consume fish oil by regularly eating fish that is low in mercury. ...Read more
Yes: Resveratrol is an "anti-aging" antioxidant found in red wine. As a health and wellness physician, I am a big supporter of many supplements which may have additional health benefits. Resveratrol has no negative effects, and may be taken during pregnancy and lactation, if desired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: Yes, sunflower oil is safe in appropriate amounts. ...Read more
Most of the time yes: Most of the time it is safe, but you better check with you ob. ...Read more
Probably, however...: In one study of 206 women who took echinacea during pregnancy there was no evidence that it was hazardous, but i recommend avoiding all herbs and medicines if possible during the first trimester if possible to err on the side of caution. The safest treatment i know of during the first trimester is homeopathic medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: No interactions that i know of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Interference : Taking of certain medications together at the same time is prohibited as they can reduce the absorption of the other. Check with your pharmacist if that is the case with primrose oil capsule along with doxy pills. You can take both but at different intervals or await until you finish the course of doxy. ...Read more
Sure: No interactions between the two:)Get a more detailed answer ›
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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