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Evening Primrose Oil

Brand Name:fever plant, kings cureall, night willow herb, Oenothera biennis, scabish, stella di sera, sun drop

Generic Name: Evening Primrose Oil

Drug Class: Cardiovascular, Herbals

What Is Evening Primrose Oil and How Does It Work?

Evening Primrose Oil suggested uses include coronary artery disease (CAD), eczema (atopic), endometriosis, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, hypercholesterolemia, intermittent claudication, mastalgia, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, premenstrual syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis

Evening Primrose Oil is possibly effective for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), mastalgia, and osteoporosis.

Evening Primrose Oil is available under the following different brand and other names: fever plant, kings cureall, night willow herb, Oenothera biennis, scabish, stella di sera, and sun drop.

Dosages of Evening Primrose Oil:

Eczema, Atopic

4-6 g orally daily

Mastalgia

3-4 g orally daily

Premenstrual Syndrome

2-4 g orally daily

Rheumatoid Arthritis

540 mg-2.8 g orally daily

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

See “Suggested Dosing”

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Evening Primrose Oil?

Common side effects of Evening Primrose Oil include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Evening Primrose Oil?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Evening Primrose Oil has no known severe, serious, moderate, or mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

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What Are Warnings and Precautions for Evening Primrose Oil?

Warnings

This medication contains evening primrose oil. Do not take fever plant, kings cureall, night willow herb, Oenothera biennis, scabish, stella di sera, or sun drop if you are allergic to evening primrose oil or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

None Reported

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available

Short-Term Effects

See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Evening Primrose Oil?”

Long-Term Effects

See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Evening Primrose Oil?”

Cautions

Bleeding disorders, concomitant anesthesia, schizophrenia, seizure disorder

Pregnancy and Lactation

Do not use evening primrose oil in pregnancy. The risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

Evening Primrose Oil is unsafe to use while breastfeeding.

Reviewed on 11/8/2017

SOURCES:
Medscape. Evening Primrose Oil.
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/fever-plant-kings-cureall-evening-primrose-oil-344484

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