Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 20, 2022.
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
Olive oil, Olea europaea L., also known as sweet oil, is a commonly used as a salad oil and in cooking. Olive oil is pressed from olives growing in the Mediterranean region. In the pharmaceutical industry, it has also been used as a vehicle for oily suspensions for injections and topically as a demulcent and emollient in creams or ointments. In years past, it was used as a laxative. Olive oil, in moderation, is often promoted as a better oil to improve the lipid profile in cardiovascular disease due to a higher percentage of monounsaturated fats than standard vegetable oil.
Top medications with this excipient
- BumP DHA Prenatal Multivitamins with Folic Acid 1 mg
- Enbrace HR Prenatal Multivitamins with Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C and Minerals with L-Methylfolate
- EnLyte vitamin B complex with C, folic acid and iron
- Sandimmune 100 mg
- Sandimmune 25 mg
- Drugs.com. Olive Oil. Accessed February 26, 2015 at http://www.drugs.com/npp/olive-oil.html
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