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Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil


Evening Primrose Oil

Generic Name: Evening Primrose OilBrand Name: Generic only. No brands available.

Evening Primrose Oil is used for:

Supplementing certain essential fatty acids in the diet.

Evening Primrose Oil is a dietary supplement. It is unknown exactly how Evening Primrose Oil works.

Do NOT use Evening Primrose Oil if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Evening Primrose Oil

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Evening Primrose Oil :

Some medical conditions may interact with Evening Primrose Oil . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Evening Primrose Oil . However, no specific interactions with Evening Primrose Oil are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Evening Primrose Oil may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Evening Primrose Oil :

Use Evening Primrose Oil as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Evening Primrose Oil with food.
  • Evening Primrose Oil may be swallowed or mixed with milk or other liquid before swallowing.
  • Evening primrose oil should have a slightly nutty smell and taste. Do not take this product if it has a bad smell or bitter taste.
  • If you miss taking a dose of Evening Primrose Oil for 1 or more days, there is no cause for concern. If your doctor recommends that you take it, try to remember your dose every day.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Evening Primrose Oil .

Important safety information:

  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Evening Primrose Oil , discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Evening Primrose Oil during pregnancy. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Evening Primrose Oil , check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Evening Primrose Oil :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Headache; indigestion; nausea; soft stools.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include loose stools; stomach pain.

Proper storage of Evening Primrose Oil :

Store Evening Primrose Oil at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light in a cool, dry place. Do not store in the bathroom. Most herbal products are not in childproof containers. Keep Evening Primrose Oil out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Evening Primrose Oil , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Evening Primrose Oil is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Evening Primrose Oil . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

  • Evening Primrose Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
  • Evening Primrose Oil Natural MedFacts for Professionals (Wolters Kluwer)

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