evening primrose oil (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of Oenothera use by pregnant women to determine its safety during pregnancy. It should be avoided by pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether Oenothera enters breast milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of Oenothera are headache, indigestion, nausea, and diarrhea. It may increase risk of bruising, bleeding, and may cause seizures.

REFERENCE: Oenothera – Medscape

Evening Primrose Oil. Medline Plus

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/9/2014

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