Review: could Evening Primrose Oil cause Fibromyalgia?


Summary

Fibromyalgia is found among people who take Evening Primrose Oil, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Escitalopram, and have Breast cancer . We study 509 people who have side effects while taking Evening primrose oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 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 menopause. (latest outcomes from Evening primrose oil 574 users)

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, feeling abnormal, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 44,723 Fibromyalgia patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

509 people reported to have side effects when taking Evening Primrose Oil.
Among them, 7 people (1.38%) have Fibromyalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Evening primrose oil cause Fibromyalgia?

Time on Evening Primrose Oil when people have Fibromyalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 100 %

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

  • female: 85.71 %
  • male: 14.29 %

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: 50.0 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Severity if Fibromyalgia when taking Evening Primrose Oil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Fibromyalgia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Pain (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Sleep Disorder (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Cystitis Interstitial (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Antidepressant Therapy (1 person, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Escitalopram (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Tamoxifen (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Psyllium (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Magnesium (2 people, 28.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Myalgia (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Gait Disturbance (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Arthralgia (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired (3 people, 42.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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