Evening primrose oil and Fibromyalgia - from FDA reports


Fibromyalgia is reported only by a few people who take Evening Primrose Oil. We study 497 people who have side effects while taking Evening primrose oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia and more.

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Evening Primrose Oil

Evening primrose oil has active ingredients of evening primrose oil. It is often used in premenstrual syndrome. (latest outcomes from Evening primrose oil 608 users)


Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) has been reported by people with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, pain, depression (latest reports from 46,492 Fibromyalgia patients).

On Feb, 15, 2017

497 people reported to have side effects when taking Evening Primrose Oil.
Among them, 5 people (1.01%) have Fibromyalgia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Evening primrose oil cause Fibromyalgia?

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Evening Primrose Oil *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Evening Primrose Oil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 75 %
  • 40-49: 25 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Sleep Disorder (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Pain (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Muscle Relaxant Therapy (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Gait Disturbance (1 person, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Escitalopram (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Vitamin D (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Melatonin (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Magnesium (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Elmiron (1 person, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Muscle Aches (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Joint Pain (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Gait Disturbance (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Bone Pain (3 people, 60.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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