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How Olive Leaf interacts with Diabetic / Hypoglycemic medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Animal studies have reported that olive leaf enhances insulin release and can increase blood sugar uptake. This may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1) (2)

These drugs include Insulin, glyburide, glipizide, metformin, rosiglitazone, pioglitazone, glimepiride, tolbutamide, tolazamide, acarbose, acetohexamide, chlorpropamide, miglitol, repaglinide, nateglinide

References

  1. View Abstract: Bennani-Kabchi N, et al. Effects of Olea europea var. oleaster leaves in hypercholesterolemic insulin-resistant sand rats. Therapie. Nov1999;54(6):717-23.
  2. View Abstract: Gonzalez M, et al. Hypoglycemic activity of olive leaf. Planta Medica. 1992;58:513-515.