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Evening Primrose - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Evening Primrose

Generic Name : Evening Primrose
Latest prescription information about Evening Primrose. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Alternative Medicine
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Overview of Evening Primrose

Why is Evening Primrose Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a dietary supplement, prescribed for high cholesterol, heart disease, skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It decreases the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol and decreasing blood clots. 

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When should Evening Primrose not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Evening Primrose?

Dose is based on patient's condition.

How should Evening Primrose be taken?

Take this medication with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Evening Primrose?

• Caution should be exercised during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Evening Primrose?

•  Gastrointestinal: Indigestion, nausea, soft stools.
•  Skin: Rashes, hives, itching.
•  Heart: Difficulty in breathing, tightness in the chest.
•  Miscellaneous: Headache, allergic reaction with swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.

What are the other precautions for Evening Primrose?

Monitor cholesterol level regularly.

What are the storage conditions for Evening Primrose?

• Store in a cool, dry place in a tightly sealed container
• Protect from direct heat or light and excess moisture




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