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Resveratrol

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 7, 2021.

What are other common names?

  • (E)- 5-(4-hydroxystyryl)benzene-1,3-diol
  • 3,4',5-Stilbenetriol
  • 3,4',5-Trihydroxystilbene
  • 3,4,5-T rans-Trihydroxystilbene
  • 3,5,4' -Trihydroxystilbene
  • 3,5,4' TriHydroxy-Transstibene
  • 3,5,4'-Trihydroxy-Trans-Stilbene
  • 3,5,4′-C is-Trihydroxystilbene
  • Cis-Resveratrol
  • Darakchasava
  • Extrait de Vin
  • Extrait de Vin Rouge
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Kojo-Kon
  • Phyto-oestrogène
  • Phytoalexin
  • Phytoalexine
  • Phytoestrogen
  • Piceatannol (analogue)
  • Pilule de Vin
  • Protykin
  • Red Wine Extract
  • Resveratrols
  • Resvératrol
  • Resvératrols
  • RSV
  • RSVL
  • Stilbene Phytoalexin
  • Trans-Resveratrol
  • Trans-Resvératrol
  • Transresveratrol
  • Wine Extract
  • Wine Pill

What is this product used for?

Resveratrol may help to lower high blood pressure. It may also help some people with liver problems. Resveratrol may help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar.

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.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor that you take this product if you are scheduled for surgery or tests.

  • Do not use this product if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon. Use birth control you can trust while taking this product.

  • Do not use this product if you are breastfeeding.

  • Some formulations of this product can bind with copper and iron. Children, people who have anemia, and women who have periods should check with their doctor before taking it.

  • Take extra care if you are taking carbamazepine, pimozide, diclofenac, or other drugs broken down by the liver.

  • This product may affect how some drugs are absorbed. Use extra care if you take prescription drugs.

  • If you have blood sugar problems, keep hard candies, glucose tablets, liquid glucose, or juice on hand for low blood sugar.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Diabetes

    • Liver problems

    • Kidney problems

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Gas

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Signs of low blood sugar. These include anger, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, or sweating.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad loose stools

  • Very bad stomach pain

  • Symptoms of a very bad infection. These include fever, sweating, or chills.

Last Reviewed Date

2022-04-13

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