Evening Primrose

  • SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Oenothera biennis; Oenothera muricata; Oenothera purpurata; Oenothera rubricaulis; Oenothera suaveolens
  • INDICATIONS: Mastalgia, osteoporosis, atopic dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypercholesterolemia, chronic fatigue syndrome; neurodermatitis; ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome. Used in soaps and cosmetics.
  • SYNONYM: Onagraceae
  • CLASS: Anti-inflammatory, Gamma linoleic acid
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Aspirin, Chlorpromazine, Fluphenazine, Phenothiazine

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

The Medicines Control Agency (MCA) has withdrawn licenses for prescription evening primrose drug products under the brand names of Epogam and Efamast. This was because there is not enough evidence that they are effective.

Our database has 6 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

Please login to see the rest of this drug profile


Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe

SKIN
HEMATOLOGIC
OTHER


Page last updated 09/19/2018

Drug Eruption Mobile Site

Symbol key

Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric