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Possible Evening Primrose Oil Interactions

Possible Evening Primrose Oil Interactions:

If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use Evening Primrose Oil without first talking to your health care provider.

Blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants) -- Evening Primrose Oil may raise the risk of bleeding, especially if you take blood-thinners such as aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), and clopidogrel (Plavix).

Blood pressure medications -- Evening Primrose Oil may lower blood pressure in some people, although researchers aren' t sure. If you take medications to treat high blood pressure, ask your doctor before taking EPO.

Phenothizines -- People who take a class of medications called phenothiazines to treat schizophrenia should not take Evening Primrose Oil because it may increase the risk of seizures.

Medications to control seizures --Evening Primrose Oil may lower the threshold for seizures, so people who are prone to seizures should not take it.

Antidepressants -- It' s possible, although researchers aren' t sure, that EPO may interact with some antidepressants, including selective serotonin uptake inhibitors such as:

* Citalopram (Celexa)
* Escitalopram (Lexapro)
* Fluoxetine (Prozac)
* Paroxetine (Paxil)
* Sertraline (Zoloft)