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Is there any link between evening primrose oil and seizures?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
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Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Possibly

There is a concern that taking evening primrose oil might make seizures more likely in some people.
If you have a history of seizure, avoid using it.

In brief: Possibly

There is a concern that taking evening primrose oil might make seizures more likely in some people.
If you have a history of seizure, avoid using it.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Dr. Osman Farooq
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