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How much evening primrose oil should I take?

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  • Adults (18 years and older): Studies in the treatment of eczema have used doses of 4 to 8 grams of evening primrose oil (EPO) daily, taken by mouth, divided into several smaller doses throughout the day. Studies treating breast pain have used doses of 3 grams EPO daily, taken by mouth, divided into several smaller doses throughout the day.

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  • ADiscovery Health answered

    Evening primrose oil is available in capsules or as oil. A recommended dosage for adults in 2 to 8 grams daily; children being treated for a skin rash can take 2 to 4 grams daily. Take it with food for maximum absorption and to avoid side effects such as upset stomach and nausea.

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