Review: could Evening Primrose Oil cause Hypertension?


Hypertension is found among people who take Evening Primrose Oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis . We study 331 people who have side effects while taking Evening primrose oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension 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 369 users)


Hypertension (high blood pressure) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, drug ineffective, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 369,739 Hypertension patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

331 people reported to have side effects when taking Evening Primrose Oil.
Among them, 17 people (5.14%) have Hypertension

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Evening primrose oil cause Hypertension?

Time on Evening Primrose Oil when people have Hypertension *:

  • < 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: 100 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 81.25 %
  • male: 18.75 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.67 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 6.67 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 53.33 %

Severity if Hypertension when taking Evening Primrose Oil **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (8 people)
  • Hypertension (7 people)
  • Osteopenia (6 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (5 people)
  • Pain (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (7 people)
  • Omega-3 Marine Triglycerides (6 people)
  • Fosamax (6 people)
  • Hormones (4 people)
  • Alendronate Sodium (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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