evening primrose oil (cont.)

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DOSING (dosing recommmendations may vary with supplier):

Breast pain: Take 3 to 4 g by mouth once daily.

Eczema: Take 4 to 6 g by mouth once daily.

Premenstrual syndrome: Take 2 to 4 g by mouth once daily.

Rheumatoid arthritis: Take 540 mg to 2.8 g by mouth daily.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Oenothera should be used with caution with medications that increase bruising and bleeding risks. Medications like aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Motrin), diclofenac (Voltaren), meloxicam (Mobic), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), warfarin (Coumadin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), and clopidogrel (Plavix) should be used with caution with Oenothera.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/9/2014

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