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evening primrose (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking evening primrose (Evening Primrose, Evening Primrose Oil, Primrose Oil)?

You should not use this product if you are allergic to evening primrose.

Do not take evening primrose without the advice of a doctor if you have:

  • epilepsy or a seizure disorder;
  • schizophrenia;
  • a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder; or
  • if you plan to have any type of surgery.

It is not known whether evening primrose is harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this product without talking to a healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether evening primrose passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Ask your healthcare provider before using evening primrose if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.

How should I take evening primrose (Evening Primrose, Evening Primrose Oil, Primrose Oil)?

When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your doctor. You may also consider consulting a practitioner who is trained in the use of herbal/health supplements.

If you choose to take evening primrose, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Do not use more of evening primrose than is recommended on the label.

Do not use different formulations of evening primrose at the same time without first talking to your healthcare provider. Using different formulations together increases the risk of an evening primrose overdose.

If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using evening primrose. Evening primrose may increase the risk of bleeding, and you may need to stop taking this product for at least 2 weeks before surgery.

If your condition does not improve, or if it appears to get worse, contact your doctor.

Store evening primrose as directed on the package.

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