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Will evening primrose interact will birth control or prozac (fluoxetine)?

Will evening primrose interact will birth control or prozac (fluoxetine)?

No known interaction: There is no reported interaction but herbal/naturopathic remides are not mandated to report side effects to the fda. No way to know for absolute certain. If the combination provides side effects that are quite significant, consider discontinuing the oil. They should resolve. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...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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Can Evening Primrose Oil Help with delayed period? i am nod having period for more than 68 days. Can i take EPO parallelly with a birth control pill?

Birth control: The primrose oil is not likely to do much. The birth control pills will regulate your cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

Why????: None of the things you mention are of the slightest benefit for anything. They are sold by com men to suckers in order to cheat them out of their money. If you want a placebo I suggest a roll of Necco wafers. Some are worse than others. Put them all in a bag and take them to show your DR. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any serious interactions when prozac, Pliva 333, birth control, ritalin (methylphenidate) are all taken together?

Please tell me if there are any serious interactions when prozac, Pliva 333, birth control, ritalin (methylphenidate) are all taken together?

Check w/ prescriber!: Prozac (fluoxetine), Pliva 333 (metronidazole), ritalin (methylphenidate) (a stimulant), and birth control are all commonly prescribed meds. Doses? Indications? Routes? Form of birth control? Always provide an updated list of ur meds to each of your docs/prescribers. Contact ur prescribers ASAP to learn about any possible drug-drug interactions! Use condoms until ur certain no interaction w BC. Be well! ...Read more

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Prozac (fluoxetine) affecting birth control, should I be concerned?

Prozac (fluoxetine) affecting birth control, should I be concerned?

Prozac (fluoxetine) & oral: contraceptives. This is a variable issue. Some physicians recommend that their patients use a back up method of contraception if they take both antidepressants and oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Could a doctor on here refill my prescription for prozac and give me a prescription for birth control? I can't go through an exam for birthcontrol bec

Could a doctor on here refill my prescription for prozac and give me a prescription for birth control? I can't go through an exam for birthcontrol bec

Not this site: This is the public HT information site.It is for general medical questions. Please pay attention to the site disclaimers. We do not diagnose or treat anyone from this site.If you sign up for HT Prime, a sister site, and find a physician willing to accept you as a patient, they can sometimes help you.Physicians can be sanctioned or lose their license for providing care without proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 22 years old, have a 2 year old little boy, i take birth control pills and prozac (fluoxetine). My vagina is always dry its causing fights for my fiance and me?

Evaluation needed: As family doctors we tackle many issues regarding women's health and this certainly seems to be one of them. May i suggest that you do things in this order: 1. As a 22 year old sexually active woman you need annual pap with hpv determination. While this is not likly the cause of your symptoms, you should really take the screening seriously. Please go an have the evaluation so that the pap is done. ...Read more

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I'm type1 diabetic, on novolog and Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression. Will this affect how my birth control pills work ?

I'm type1 diabetic, on novolog and Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression. Will this affect how my birth control pills work ?

It Shouldn't: But your doctors should each know all of the medications and supplements, etc. That you take. This provides everyone with an opportunity to notice possible interactions and find alternatives. There should not be a problem, but do mention it. Best! ...Read more

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I'm on prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg. I still feel depressed a whole week before my period & heart races. Do I need to switch to birth control? Or up meds to 30 or 40?

I'm on prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg. I still feel depressed a whole week before my period & heart races. Do I need to switch to birth control? Or up meds to 30 or 40?

Cbt with meds: For "depressed" episodes make sure therapy strategies are an integral part of your care and wellness plan. Think of increased "doses" of self care strategies in particular when you have discerned patterns or rhythms in your life when you need to gird your posituve mood. Meds can also be considered with your meds prescriber. Hope this may be of use ...Read more

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Can taking prozac, prilosec, klonopin, or mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control cause allergic skin reaction from getting in a tanning bed?

Can taking prozac, prilosec, klonopin, or mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control cause allergic skin reaction from getting in a tanning bed?

Unlikely: These are not likely to make you allergic but birth control may make you more photosensitive and prone to irregular pigmentation. ...Read more

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I have exhausted many treatments for PMDD: birth control,prozac, therapy,Advil (ibuprofen) that leads to stomachaches,exercise,vitamin supplements. Any advice?

I have exhausted many treatments for PMDD: birth control,prozac, therapy,Advil (ibuprofen) that leads to stomachaches,exercise,vitamin supplements. Any advice?

Explore more options: Sorry these haven't worked but there are further options to explore including acupuncture, herbal medicine, essential oils, homeopathy, amino acids, use of progesterone premenstrually etc. You will likely have best success using a combination of therapies. I advise working with a holistic/integrative practitioner. ...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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I have VERY bad sinus problems. Is it okay to take Sudafed and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together? I also take birth control and fluoxetine for prescriptions. Thanks!

I have VERY bad sinus problems. Is it okay to take Sudafed and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together? I also take birth control and fluoxetine for prescriptions. Thanks!

Short term: You may take Sudafed and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together for sinus congestion. The recommended dose of Sudafed in 30 mg three times a day for 5 days. You can take up to 50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at a time, but it is likely to make you tired. There are no major interactions with your birth control and fluoxetine. As always, consult with your doctor if you have ongoing problems. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more