Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 15, 2023.
What are other common names?
- Olea europaea
- Common Olive
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Green Olive
- Manzanilla Olive Fruit
- Monounsaturated Fatty Acid
- N-9 Fatty Acid
- Olive Fruit
- Olive Fruit Pulp
- Olive Leaf
- Olive Pulp
- Omega-9 Fatty Acids
- Salad Oil
- Sweet Oil
- Unsaturated Fatty Acid
- Virgin Olive Oil
What is this product used for?
Olive oil may help to lower cholesterol and improve heart health. It may also help with high blood pressure. Olive oil in your diet can help your body handle sugar. It is also used as a laxative. When applied to the skin or added to your diet, olive oil may help with certain types of skin wounds and skin problems.
What are the precautions when taking this product?
Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.
This product may interfere with some lab tests. Be sure to talk with your doctor about this and all drugs you are taking.
Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.
Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:
Blood pressure problems
Keep hard candies, glucose tablets, liquid glucose, or juice on hand for low blood sugar.
What should I watch for?
When do I need to call the doctor?
Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.
Signs of low blood sugar. These include hunger, dizziness, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, or sweating.
Very bad throwing up
Very bad loose stools
Last Reviewed Date2019-05-09
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